Start your engines: SEW DriveAcademy is here


Drive solutions specialist, SEW-Eurodrive, has released an updated 2011 calendar for its nation-wide motor and drive technology training program, known as DriveAcademy.

Based on the same in-depth technical training syllabus used to educate SEW-Eurodrive’s own engineers, DriveAcademy provides end-users and system integrators with a comprehensive set of skills required to get the most out of motor and drive technologies and applications.

Launched last year, DriveAcademy training courses cover a wide range of topics, including project planning—covering drive application, selection and usage, decentralised systems, maintenance and condition monitoring. Product-specific classes are also offered, providing insight into the implementation and operation of some of SEW-Eurodrive’s most popular technologies — such as the company’s MOVIDRIVE ‘B’ application inverter, MOVI-PLC PLC/motion controller and the MOVITRAC frequency inverter families. All courses are offered for a variety of end-users, including drive engineers, service application engineers, operations managers and maintenance technicians. 

The DriveAcademy training courses last year provided attendees with a solid mix of theoretical and practical tuition.

“All of participants have given the courses rave reviews,” said SEW-Eurodrive Engineering Manager, Frank Cerra.

“From gearbox maintenance and repair to training on our electronics products, it seems that everyone who undertook these courses took away valuable information to use on an ongoing basis in their workplace.”

Run by highly technical site-experienced training staff, DriveAcademy courses are conducted at SEW-Eurodrive’s Service Competence Centres located in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

The 2011 schedule begins with training on the company’s MOVITRAC ‘B’ series of frequency inverters late this month, followed by a decentralised drives course a week later and many more in the subsequent months.

Explore the DriveAcademy course schedule or register for a training session via SEW-Eurodrive’s customer website —

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