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Machine Electronic Controls (MEC)

Course Date
Nov 28 - 01
Course Duration
4 Days

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Caterpillar is continually coming out with new electronic controls and monitoring systems. The object of the Machine Electronic Controls course is not to be too specific to a current system but to teach students the basic operation and troubleshooting of electronic systems in general, and the proper use of available literature, schematics and tooling to properly troubleshoot and calibrate machine systems.

PREREQUISITES

S4 Electrical Systems or alternatively must have a clear understanding of Ohm’s law and basic electrical principle would be essential to be successful in the class. Students must provide their own safety glasses, steel toed footwear, hard hats and fire retardant coveralls with reflective stripe.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completion of the course, the participant will be able to understand:

  • Understand and practice basic electrical principles.
  • Properly use a digital multimeter.
  • Test and repair machine wiring.
  • Access and interpret ECM fault codes.
  • Perform basic computer commands within ET.
  • Use the Electronic Technician (ET) tooling.
  • Locate & identify all electronic control input & output components.
  • Troubleshoot machine electronic controls.
  • Calibrate and adjust electronic components.

Successful completion of a written or online examination with a passing grade of 80%.


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