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SINAMICS and SIMOTICS - Basics of Drive Technology (DR-GAT)

  • This course provides extensive basic information for activities in the field of electrical drive technology. The topics are addressed in a general manner, independently of specific products. In further courses on SINAMICS converters, you will be able to more easily realize details and understand their context.


  • This is an advantage both in commissioning and diagnostics, and when configuring and planning drive systems.
Type Face-to-face training
Duration 5 days
Language en

Target Group

  • Sales personnel
  • Project managers, project assistants
  • Startup engineers, configuration engineers
  • Service personnel
  • Maintenance personnel


  • • Electronic components: diode, thyristor, transistor, IGBT
  • • DC converter: design and function
  • • Rectifier and inverter operation
  • • Gating angle, commutation, inverter commutation failure
  • • AC converter: design and function
  • • Rectifier, DC link, inverter
  • • Pulse width modulation, pulse-edge and space-vector modulation
  • • Line connection: active power and reactive power, harmonics
  • • Line-side and motor-side components: reactors, filters, fuses
  • • Mechanics: equations of motion, energy balance, gear ratio
  • • Motors (DC, Synchronous, Induction): design, function and equivalent circuit diagram
  • • Measuring systems for sensing speed and position
  • • Control technology, Controller and control loops, optimization criteria