Lord & Company, Inc completes 1440 hrs of Motorola & Wonderware Training in NYC

Lord And Company, Inc recently completed 3 Weeks of Motorola Toolbox, STS and Wonderware Intouch training for our highly valued customer in the North East. Training was conducted in co-operation with Motorola Solutions, Inc. 12 technical personnel each week for a total of 36 personnel were trained at a convenient facility in Brooklyn, NY.  This training was specific to the customer’s System’s hardware, applications and software. Training format included a daily mixture of instructor Presentation and Hands On Lab (8 Labs) with Instructor support.

 

Training included:

  1. Motorola MOSCAD Basics: The course provided knowledge for Toolbox software application backup methods, basic use of and troubleshooting with the Toolbox software, replacement procedures for hardware and reloading of the application programs and configuration files.

 

  1. Motorola MOSCAD Advanced Training: Advanced level provided a detailed understanding of the System and Network Configuration, the data tables and ladder programming with procedures for online monitoring of programs and data tables.

 

  1. Introduction to Motorola System Tool Suite ”STS” Software for ACE3600 and the differences between STS and Toolbox.

 

  1. Motorola STS/ACE3600 Basics: This course provided knowledge for STS software application backup methods, basic use of and troubleshooting with the STS software, replacement procedures for hardware and reloading of the application programs and configuration files.

 

  1. Motorola ACE3600 Advanced Training: Advanced level provided a detailed understanding of the System and Network Configuration, the data tables and ladder programming with procedures for online monitoring of programs and data tables.

 

  1. Setup and Troubleshooting with a Protocol Analyzer: The course provided the purpose for and instructions of how to setup a protocol analyzer and how to export and interpret the data.

 

  1. SCADA System Hardware, Software and Server Basics: The course provided an understanding of the functions of the hardware and software utilized in the system and how it communicates with the Motorola ACE3600 and MOSCAD processors.  Includes procedures for rebooting the systems, making system backups and hard drive and data management.

 

  1. Wonderware Intouch Basics: This course provided an understanding of the Tag Dictionary db, event logger, Modbus driver configuration for communicating to the FIU/FEP’s, links to the graphics screens and graphics development.

 

  1. Lab Setup:
  • Twelve (12) Laptops with Motorola System Tool Suite ”STS” Software for ACE3600 , Motorola Toolbox 9.503 Software and Wonderware Intouch software.

 

  • Six (6) MOSCAD RTU’s with 420 Processor, PS and I/O modules and configured and tested for comm to rental PC’s. One RTU per two students.

 

  • Six (6) ACE3600 RTU’s with Processor, PS and I/O modules and configured and tested for comm to rental PC’s. One RTU per two students.

 

A Big Thank You to the following Team members:

  • Kenny Brooks for configuring the Laptops & PLC’s and setting up the lab in our Fort Mill, SC Training Facility. This setup was invaluable to get the training flow synchronized for optimal learning.
  • Brooke Morris, for coordinating the shipment of equipment under complex delivery requirements.
  • Our Trainers, James Owens (Week 1), Michael Missaggia (Week 2) and Rafael Balderrama (Week 3) for extraordinary team work, combining all the different materials and co-coordinating amongst each other, so everyone could provide the same level of exceptional training.

 

A Special mention and Thank You to Dana Albina from Motorola Solutions, Inc for providing Training Site and managing logistics in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Figure 1: Lab Setup for Internal Testing at Lord And Company, Inc Training Facility.
Credit: Kenny Brooks

Figure 2: Reception Area at Training Facility in Brooklyn, NY.
Credit: Dana Albina, Motorola Solutions, Inc

Figure 3: Training Facility in Brooklyn, NY.
Credit: Dana Albina, Motorola Solutions, Inc

 

Lab Instruction – Slide Samples

Figure 4: Lab 7: STS Setup – Creating New Project Slide.

 

 

Figure 5: Lab 7: STS Setup – Compiling Application Sample.

 

As always, we tried to meet our Goal of Starting and Finishing with Excellence. With a Great Team and Team Work, I believe WE did.

 

Hitesh Kataria.

Project Manager, PMP.