PITTSBURG, Kan. - Through collaboration with the Wood Technology Industry Institute (WTII) and Pittsburg State University, the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) has announced the launch of a brand-new Boot Camp for Service Technicians.
 
Two sessions are planned, one for Oct. 12-14, 2018, and the other for Jan. 4-6, 2019. The sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and run through 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. Also, the original Boot Camp geared toward sales and marketing teams will be held on Jan. 7-11, 2019.
 

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Woodworking Boot Camp lives up to its name

Yes, woodworking boot camp is a real thing. And it's a week I won't soon forget.

The 2-1/2-day program for service technicians will be held at Pittsburg State University and will cover the following topics:

  • Basic Electricity
  • Schematics: Circuit Devices and Symbols
  • Schematics: Understanding Schematics
  • Relays, Contractors, and Motor Starters
  • Circuit Protection
  • Troubleshooting 101
  • Electric Power
  • Induction Motors
  • Introduction to PLCs
  • HMI and SCADA Interfacing
  • DC, Servo, and Stepper Motors
  • Industrial Networks
  • Power Quality
  • Variable Frequency Drives
Additionally, the Boot Camp will cover some customer service- and safety-related issues as well.
 
The Boot Camp for Service Technicians will cost $1400 for WMIA members and $1750 for nonmembers. This cost includes a two-night hotel stay; daily transportation from hotel to the university; breakfast, lunches, and classroom snacks (dinners are excluded); a resource book; and laboratory supplies.
 
To reserve any number of spots, an email should be sent to Doug Hague at info@wtii.net (with a cc to Larry Hoffer at lhoffer@wmia.org). Indicate which individual(s) the spot(s) would be reserved and for which session. Hague should then respond with an invoice.

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