Manitowoc Cranecare Adds To E-Training Program

25 March 2008

Manitowoc Crane CARE has added three modules to its E-training program including mechanical systems, pneumatics, and AC/DC drives and motors. Available online, these courses are in addition to mobile hydraulic and mobile electric courses previously available.

The new courses were designed to provide a starting point for more crane-specific training in hands-on factory courses, said John Alexander, director of training and publications. The company said the basic skills taught in these courses are applicable to all types of equipment and not just cranes.

The basic mechanical course offers broad-based view of the physics, schematics, and systems design associated with mechanical power transmission. The pneumatics course focuses on the basics associated with pneumatic and fluid power systems, and reviews compressors, air dryers, actuators, and airline conductors. The AC/DC drives and motors module covers electrical motors and drives, reviewing how to identify and calculate the speed, torque, and horsepower of a motor; how motors and drives operate; and how to match system components to specific applications.

Each module is 15 hours and includes a pre-test for students to establish their base level of knowledge. For more information, go to

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