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Fundamentals of

AC machines

Workbook

With CD-ROM

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220 2.2 1100

W A 1000

180 1.8 900


P2 = f [M]

160 1.6 800


I = f [M]
140 1.4 700

120 1.2 600

100 1.0 500

80 0.8 400

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Festo Didactic
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Order no. 571791
Revision level: 06/2011
Author: Jrgen Stumpp
Editor: Frank Ebel
Graphics: Jrgen Stumpp, Thomas Ocker
Layout: 11/2011, Frank Ebel, Sophia Hrer

Festo Didactic GmbH & Co. KG, D-73770 Denkendorf, Germany, 2011
Internet: www.festo-didactic.com
e-mail: did@de.festo.com

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Contents

Intended use ____________________________________________________________________________ V


Preface ______________________________________________________________________________ VI
Introduction ____________________________________________________________________________ VIII
Work and safety instructions _______________________________________________________________ IX
Training package, basic principles of AC machines ____________________________________________X
Learning objectives _______________________________________________________________________ XI
Allocation of learning goals to exercises______________________________________________________ XIII
Components ____________________________________________________________________________ XV
Notes for the teacher/trainer______________________________________________________________ XVII
Structure of the exercises ________________________________________________________________ XVIII
Component designations _________________________________________________________________ XVIII
CD ROM contents ________________________________________________________________________ XIX

Exercises and solutions

Overview of alternating current machines ______________________________________________________3

Exercise 1: Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor) _____5
Exercise 2: Single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor) with different loads _____ 13
Exercise 3: Single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor: measurements with DriveLab software ____ 23

Overview of direct current machines, single-phase AC machines __________________________________ 37

Exercise 4: Basic principles of the universal motor ____________________________________________ 39


Exercise 5: Universal motor with different loads ______________________________________________ 45
Exercise 6: Universal motor with different loads: measurements with DriveLab software _____________ 53

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Exercises and worksheets

Overview of alternating current machines ______________________________________________________3

Exercise 1: Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor) _____5
Exercise 2: Single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor) with different loads _____ 13
Exercise 3: Single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor: measurements with DriveLab software ____ 23

Overview of direct current machines, single-phase AC machines __________________________________ 37

Exercise 4: Basic principles of the universal motor ____________________________________________ 39


Exercise 5: Universal motor with different loads ______________________________________________ 45
Exercise 6: Universal motor with different loads: measurements with DriveLab software _____________ 53

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Use for intended purpose

The training package for basic principles of alternating current machines may only be used:
For its intended purpose in teaching and training applications
When its safety functions are in flawless condition

The components included in the training package are designed in accordance with the latest technology as
well as recognised safety rules. However, life and limb of the user and third parties may be endangered, and
the components may be impaired, if they are used incorrectly.

The training system from Festo Didactic has been developed and produced exclusively for training and
further education in the field of automation technology. The training companies and/or trainers must ensure
that all trainees observe the safety instructions described in this workbook.

Festo Didactic hereby excludes any and all liability for damages suffered by trainees, the training company
and/or any third parties, which occur during use of the equipment sets in situations which serve any
purpose other than training and/or vocational education, unless such damages have been caused by Festo
Didactic due to malicious intent or gross negligence.

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Preface

Festo Didactics training system for automation and technology is geared towards various educational
backgrounds and vocational requirements. The training system is therefore broken down as follows:
Technology-oriented training packages
Mechatronics and factory automation
Process automation and control technology
Mobile robotics
Hybrid learning factories

The training system for automation and technology is continuously updated and expanded in accordance
with developments in the field of education, as well as actual professional practice.

The technology packages deal with various technologies including pneumatics, electro-pneumatics,
hydraulics, electro-hydraulics, proportional hydraulics, programmable logic controllers, sensor technology,
electrical engineering, electronics and electric drives.

The modular design of the training system allows for applications which go above and beyond the
limitations of the individual training packages. For example, PLC actuation of pneumatic, hydraulic and
electric drives is possible.

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All training packages feature the following elements:
Hardware
Media
Seminars

Hardware
The hardware in the training packages is comprised of industrial components and systems that are specially
designed for training purposes. The components contained in the training packages are specifically
designed and selected for the projects in the accompanying media.

Media
The media provided for the individual topics consist of a mixture of teachware and software. The teachware
includes:
Technical literature and textbooks (standard works for teaching basic knowledge)
Workbooks (practical exercises with supplementary instructions and sample solutions)
Lexicons, manuals and technical books (which provide technical information on groups of topics for
further exploration)
Transparencies and videos (for easy-to-follow, dynamic instruction)
Posters (for presenting information in a clear-cut way)

Within the software, the following programmes are available:


Digital training programmes (learning content specifically designed for virtual training)
Simulation software
Visualisation software
Software for acquiring measurement data
Project engineering and design engineering software
Programming software for programmable logic controllers

The teaching and learning media are available in several languages. They are intended for use in classroom
instruction, but are also suitable for self-study.

Seminars
A wide range of seminars covering the contents of the training packages round off the system for training
and vocational education.

Do you have suggestions or criticism regarding this manual?

If so, send us an e-mail at did@de.festo.com.


The authors and Festo Didactic look forward to your comments.

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Introduction

This workbook is part of the learning system for automation and technology from Festo Didactic GmbH & Co.
KG. The system provides a solid basis for practice-oriented basic and further training. Training package
TP 1410, Servo brake and drive system, deals with the following topics:
Basic principles of DC machines
Basic principles of AC machines
Basic principles of 3-phase machines

The workbook entitled Basic principles of alternating current machines provides an introduction to the
topic of electric machines with AC connection. We come into contact with AC drives every day, as these
motors are commonly used in household appliances, and above all in handheld electrical tools. Knowledge
regarding layout, connection and applications ranges is imparted. In doing so, the machines are exposed to
a wide range of simulated load situations in order to ascertain their capabilities.

Technical prerequisites for setting up the circuits include:


A laboratory workbench equipped with an A4 frame
Servo brake and drive system equipment set TP 1410
230 V AC mains outlet
Universal motor
Capacitor motor
Components for controlling the electric machines
Laboratory safety cables

The circuits for all 6 exercises are set up using the TP 1410 equipment set and the AC drives.

Data sheets for the individual components are also available (universal motor, capacitor motor etc.).

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Work and safety instructions

General information
Trainees should only work with the circuits under the supervision of a trainer.
Observe specifications included in the technical data for the individual components, and in particular all
safety instructions!
Malfunctions which may impair safety must not be generated in the training environment and must be
eliminated immediately.

Mechanical components
Attach all components intended for mounting of this sort to the A4 frame.
Adhere to the instructions regarding positioning of the components.

Electrical components
The servo brake and drive system (motor test bench) may only be placed into service with an additional
protective earth conductor.

Output

L1 L2 L3/N
DC+ DC-

Input PE

PE

Always connect the motors thermo-switch to the Motor input at the motor test bench.
Establish or interrupt electrical connections only in the absence of voltage!
Use only connecting cables with safety plugs for electrical connections.
Always pull the safety plug when disconnecting connecting cables never pull the cable.

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Training package, basic principles of AC machines

The subject matter of this section of the TP 1410 training package is basic principles of AC machines.
Individual components from training package TP 1410 may also be included in other packages.

Important TP 1410 components


Permanently installed workstation with A4 frame
Equipment set or individual components (universal motor, capacitor motor)
Laboratory safety cables
Set of laboratory equipment

Media
The teachware for training package TP 1410 consists of three workbooks. The workbooks contain
worksheets for each exercise, the solutions for each individual worksheet and a CD-ROM. A set of ready-to-
use exercises and worksheets is included for each exercise.

Data sheets for the hardware components are made available along with the training package.

Media

Workbook Basic principles of DC machines


Basic principles of AC machines
Basic principles of 3-phase machines

Digital training programmes WBT, Electric drives 1


WBT, Electric drives 2

Overview of media for training package TP 1410

Software available for training package TP 1410 includes digital learning programmes entitled Electric
drives 1 and Electric drives 2. These programmes explore the basic principles of electric drive technology
in detail. Training content is elucidated on the basis of practical case studies in a systematic, applications-
oriented fashion.

Further training materials can be found in our catalogue and on the Internet. The learning system for
automation and technology is continuously updated and expanded. Transparency sets, videos, CD-ROMs,
DVDs and training programmes as well as additional teachware are offered in several languages.

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Learning objectives

Basic principles of AC machines single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor)
with different loads
You become familiar with the basic function of the capacitor motor.
You become familiar with the connection plate on the motor with all of its designations
You become familiar with the motors circuitry including main and auxiliary windings, as well as the
starter and operating capacitors.
You become familiar with terminal board wiring for clockwise and anti-clockwise motor operation.
You become familiar with the measuring circuit for checking the specifications in the rating plate.
You become familiar with checking the specifications in the rating plate by performing measurements
while the motor is idling, and while running at nominal load.
You learn how to work with the motor test bench and DriveLab software.
You become familiar with the measuring circuit for recording the individual points in the characteristic
load curves.
You become familiar with starting the motor up with various loads.
You learn to calculate the missing values in the table.
You learn how to create a chart with the motors characteristic load curves.
You learn how to evaluate characteristic load curves.
You learn how to calculate reactive power, efficiency and power factor.
You learn how to create a graph with the calculated values.
You learn how to evaluate the graph.

Basic principles of AC machines universal motor


You become familiar with the term universal motor.
You become familiar with the ohmic resistances of the armature winding and the excitation winding in
the universal motor.
You learn to evaluate the resistance values of armature and excitation windings.
You become familiar with the problem associated with the universal motor when idling.
You become familiar with the layout of the rotor of the universal motor.
You learn how to reverse the direction of rotation of the universal motor.
You learn how to change the speed of the universal motor.
You become familiar with possible applications for universal motors.
You learn how to work with the motor test bench and DriveLab software.
You will be aware of the significance of the data included on the motors rating plate.
You become familiar with the measuring circuit for recording the individual points in the characteristic
load curves.
You become familiar with starting the motor up with various loads.
You learn to calculate the missing values in the load table.
You learn how to create a chart with the motors characteristic load curves.
You learn how to evaluate characteristic load curves.

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Use of the servo brake and drive system and DriveLab software
You learn how to work with the servo brake and drive system, and DriveLab software.
You learn how to connect and commission the motors with the servo brake and drive system and
DriveLab software.
You become familiar with the programming interface for DriveLab software.
You learn how to select and change measured variables at the X-axis and the Y-axis.
You learn how to customise the colour and style of measured curves.
You learn to adjust speed and torque from the computer.
You learn to prepare and start a measurement from the computer.
You learn to record and document characteristic load curves at the computer.

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Allocation of learning objectives to exercises

Exercise 1 2 3 4 5 6

Learning objective

You become familiar with the basic function of the capacitor motor.
You become familiar with the connection plate on the motor with all of its designations
You become familiar with the motors circuitry including main and auxiliary windings, as well as

the starter and operating capacitors.

You become familiar with terminal board wiring for clockwise and anti-clockwise motor

operation.

You become familiar with the measuring circuit for checking the specifications in the rating

plate.

You become familiar with checking the specifications in the rating plate by performing

measurements while the motor is idling, and while running at nominal load.

You learn how to work with the motor test bench and DriveLab software.
You become familiar with the measuring circuit for recording the individual points in the

characteristic load curves.

You become familiar with starting the motor up with various loads.
You learn to calculate the missing values in the table.
You learn how to create a chart with the motors characteristic load curves.
You learn how to evaluate characteristic load curves.
You learn how to calculate reactive power, efficiency and power factor.
You learn how to create a graph with the calculated values.
You learn how to evaluate the graph.
You learn how to work with the motor test bench and DriveLab software.
You learn how to connect and commission the capacitor motor with the motor test bench and

DriveLab software.

You learn to connect and commission the universal motor with the motor test bench and

DriveLab software.

You become familiar with the programming interface for DriveLab software.
You learn how to select and change measured variables at the X-axis and the Y-axis.
You learn how to customise the colour and style of measured curves.
You learn to adjust speed and torque from the computer.
You learn to prepare and start a measurement from the computer.
You learn to enter a new motor to the motor library.
You learn to record and document characteristic load curves at the computer.

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Exercise 1 2 3 4 5 6

Learning objective

You become familiar with the term universal motor.


You become familiar with the ohmic resistances of the armature winding and the excitation

winding in the universal motor.

You learn to evaluate the resistance values of armature and excitation windings.
You become familiar with the problem associated with the universal motor when idling.
You become familiar with the layout of the rotor of the universal motor.
You learn how to reverse the direction of rotation of the universal motor.
You learn how to change the speed of the universal motor.
You become familiar with possible applications for universal motors.
You learn how to work with the motor test bench and DriveLab software.
You will be aware of the significance of the data included on the motors rating plate.
You become familiar with the measuring circuit for recording the individual points in the

characteristic load curves.

You become familiar with starting the motor up with various loads.
You learn to calculate the missing values in the load table.
You learn how to create a chart with the motors characteristic load curves.
You learn how to evaluate characteristic load curves.

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Components

The components included in the training package for basic principles of AC machines impart knowledge
regarding setup, connection and the range of applications of AC machines. In order to set up functional
circuits, you will also need a laboratory workstation (optionally equipped with an A4 frame), servo brake
and drive system equipment set TP 1410, a 230 V AC power supply and controllers for the electric
machines.

Servo brake and drive system equipment set TP 1410

Component Order no. Quantity

Servo brake and drive system 571870 1

Electric machines, basic principles of AC machines

Component Order no. Quantity

Single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor) 571871 1

Universal motor 571872 1

Controllers for the electric machines

Component Order no. Quantity

EduTrainer 3-phase power supply 571812 1

EduTrainer 24 V power supply 571813 1

EduTrainer contactor board 571814 1

Motor technology contactor set 571816 1

EduTrainer operator and signaling unit 571815 1

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Graphic symbols, equipment set

Component Graphic symbol

Single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor


(capacitor motor)

M
1

Universal motor

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Notes for the teacher/trainer

Learning objectives
The overall learning objective of this workbook is familiarisation with the basic principles of AC machines.
Direct interplay of theory and practice ensures fast progress and long-lasting learning. The more specific
learning objectives are documented in the matrix. Concrete, individual learning objectives are assigned to
each exercise.

Required time
The time required for working through the exercises depends on the learners previous knowledge of the
subject matter. For apprentices in the field of electrical engineering: approx. 3 days With training as a skilled
worker: approx. 1 day

Components
The workbook and the components are designed to be used together. A single-phase AC motor with
squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor) is required for exercises 1 through 3. A universal motor is required for
exercises 4 through 6.

Standards
The following standards apply to this workbook:
EN 60617-2 through
EN 60617-8: Graphic symbols for circuit diagrams
EN 81346-2: Industrial systems, installations and equipment and industrial products;
structuring principles and reference designations

Identification of solutions
Solutions and supplements in graphics or diagrams appear in red.

Identification in the worksheets


Texts which require completion are identified with a grid or grey table cells.
Graphics and diagrams which require completion include a grid.

Notes for the lesson


Additional information regarding the individual components and the circuits is provided here. These notes
are not included in the worksheets.

Learning topics
Allocation of the fields of learning offered by vocational schools to the training subject matter of basic
principles of AC machines is provided below for selected vocations.

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Vocation Topic

Electronics engineer for Analysing electrical systems and testing their functions
automation technology
Analysing and adapting control systems

Analysing systems and testing their safety

Mechatronics technician Installation of electric equipment, taking technical safety aspects into account

Examination of the flow of energy and information in electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic assemblies

Implementation of mechatronic subsystems

Commissioning, troubleshooting and repair

Structure of the exercises

All 6 exercises have the same structure and are broken down into:
Title
Learning objectives
Problem description
Positional sketch
Project assignments
Work aids
Worksheets

The workbook includes the solutions for all of the worksheets.

Component designations

The components in the circuit diagrams are identified in accordance with EN 81346-2. Letters are assigned
as appropriate to each component. Multiple components of the same type within a single circuit are
numbered.

Relays: K, K1, K2,


Switches/pushbuttons: S, S1, S2,
Contactors: Q, Q1, Q2,
Fuses: F, F1, F2, ...
Indicators: P, P1, P2, ...

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Contents of the CD-ROM

The workbook is included on the accompanying CD-ROM as a PDF file. The CD-ROM also provides you with
additional media.

The CD-ROM contains the following folders:


Operating instructions
Illustrations
Data sheets

Operating instructions
Operating instructions are provided for various components included in the training package. These
instructions are helpful when using and commissioning the components.

Illustrations
Photos and graphics of components and industrial applications are made available. These can be used to
illustrate individual tasks or to supplement project presentations.

Data sheets
The technical data for the components included in the training package are available as PDF files.

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Contents

Exercises and solutions

Overview of alternating current machines ______________________________________________________3

Exercise 1: Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor) _____5
Exercise 2: Single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor) with different loads _____ 13
Exercise 3: Single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor: measurements with DriveLab software ____ 23

Overview of direct current machines, single-phase AC machines __________________________________ 37

Exercise 4: Basic principles of the universal motor ____________________________________________ 39


Exercise 5: Universal motor with different loads ______________________________________________ 45
Exercise 6: Universal motor with different loads: measurements with DriveLab software _____________ 53

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Overview of alternating current machines

AC machines

Transformers Rotating machines

Single-phase Three-phase Synchronous Asynchronous


transformer transformer machines machines

Special Motors Generators Single-phase Three-phase


transformers machines machines
e.g.
leak and auto
transformers

Motors with Motors with


auxiliary squirrel-cage
winding rotor
or
capacitor

Special Motors with


machines slip-ring
e.g. rotor
pole switching
and repulsion
motors

Special
machines
e.g.
linear and
collector
motors

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Exercise 1
Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor
(capacitor motor)

Learning objectives
After completing this exercise:
You will be familiar with the basic function of the capacitor motor.
You will be familiar with the connection plate on the motor with all of its designations
You will be familiar with the motors circuitry including main and auxiliary windings, as well as the
starter and operating capacitors.
You will be familiar with terminal board wiring for clockwise and anti-clockwise motor operation.
You will be familiar with the measuring circuit for checking the specifications in the rating plate.
You will be familiar with checking the specifications in the rating plate by performing measurements
while the motor is idling, and while running at nominal load.

Problem description
230 V single-phase alternating voltage (L1 and N) is the only option available for operating an air
compressor.

Due to the fact that high-inertia starting conditions can be expected with the compressor, a capacitor motor
with starter and operating capacitors will be used as a drive. The motor needs to be tested for suitability in
the training workshop. The examination results will need to be documented in a report.

Air compressor

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Exercise 1 Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor)

Project assignments
1. Describe the basic function of a single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor).
2. Complete the specifications for the motors connection plate.
3. Complete the motor circuit with main and auxiliary windings, as well as the starter and operating
capacitors.
4. Complete the specifications for clockwise and anti-clockwise motor operation.
5. Complete the measuring circuit for checking the specifications in the rating plate.
6. Check the specifications on the motors rating plate for no-load operation and operation at nominal load
by means of measurement and calculation.

Work aids
Textbooks, books of tables
Excerpts from manufacturers catalogues
Data sheets
Servo brake and drive system manual
Internet
WBT, Electric drives 1

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Exercise 1 Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor)

1. Basic function of the capacitor motor

a) Describe the layout of a capacitor motor.

U1

U2

M Z2 Z1
1

Capacitor motor basic arrangement of the two windings

Two windings are arranged at a 90 angle to each other within the stators laminated core. This is the
main winding with the designations U1 and U2. It occupies two thirds of the stator slots.

The auxiliary winding with the designations Z1 and Z2 is accommodated in the remaining slots.
Depending on starting conditions, the single-phase motor is also equipped with starter and operating
capacitors.

b) Describe the function of the capacitor motor.

In order to achieve phase displacement between the two windings, resulting in a rotating field, a
capacitor must be connected in series to the auxiliary winding.

In the case of a single-phase motor with an operating capacitor, the auxiliary winding is continuously
energised along with the series connected main winding.

In the event of high-inertia starting conditions, a starter capacitor is connected in parallel to the
operating capacitor. The starter capacitor is switched off by a centrifugal switch after the motor has
been started up.

c) Which function does the operating capacitor fulfil?

Operating capacitor CB assures a smooth running motor and a better power factor. The capacitance of
the operating capacitor should be dimensioned such that the auxiliary winding does not become
impermissibly hot. The capacitance of the operating capacitor accommodates close to 1 kvar of
reactive power per kilowatt of motor power.

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Exercise 1 Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor)

d) Which function does the starter capacitor fulfil?

In order to increase the motors starting torque, the capacitors capacitance value must also be
increased. The increase in capacitance is achieved by connecting starter capacitor CA in parallel. The
starter capacitor is switched off by a centrifugal switch after the motor has been started up, assuring
that the auxiliary winding does not become impermissibly hot.

2. Motor connection plate

Designate the individual terminals at the connection plate on the capacitor motor.

U1 U2
Main winding, terminals U1 and U2

Z1 Z2
Auxiliary winding, terminals Z1 and Z2

Starter capacitor, terminals CA and CA

CB CB
Operating capacitor, terminals CB and CB

Centrifugal switch, terminals 11 and 12

Motor temperature monitoring, terminals 21 and 22

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Exercise 1 Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor)

3. Capacitor motor circuit including main and auxiliary windings, as well as starter and operating
capacitors

Complete the circuit for the motor.

L1

PE

CB CA
U1

U2
n>

M Z2 Z1
1

4. Wiring for clockwise and anti-clockwise motor operation

Complete the wiring diagrams for clockwise and anti-clockwise motor operation.

L1 L1

N N

PE PE

U1 Z1 U1 Z1

Z2 U2 Z2 U2

CB CA CB CA
U1 U1

U2 U2
n n>

M Z2 Z1 M Z2 Z1
1 1

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Exercise 1 Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor)

5. Measuring circuit for checking the specifications in the rating plate

a) Complete the measuring circuit for checking the specifications in the rating plate. Set up the circuit and
start up the motor.

L1

PE
-P1

-P2

-P3

CB CA
U1

U2
n>
-A1.1 -M1

M Z2 Z1
n
1

Quantity Identification Designation

1 -M1 Capacitor motor

2 -P1, -P2 Digital multimeter

1 -P3 Single-phase power meter

1 -A1.1 Motor test bench, servo brake and drive system

Equipment list

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Exercise 1 Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor)

b) Set up the circuit.

Use the 230 V capacitor motor (order no. 571872).

6. Checking the specifications in the rating plate by means of measurement and calculation

a) The motor is connected to the motor test bench in order to perform measurement. The motor test bench
is switched on but it is not connected to the PC. The motor is switched on.

b) Measurement is performed first of all during no-load operation. Enter the measured values to the No-
load column in the table.

c) For measurement at nominal load, the motor is loaded by the test bench up to nominal current (see
rating plate), and the measurements are documented. Enter the measured values to the Nominal load
column the table.

No-load Nominal load

V [V] 228 228

I [A] 1.2 1.86

P [W] 216 352

n [rpm] 1480 1400

d) Calculate values for apparent power, power factor and reactive power on the basis of the measured
values in the table for no-load and nominal load operation.

No-load

Apparent power S: S = U I = 228 V 1,2 A = 274 VA

P 216 W
Power factor cos : cos = = = 0,78
S 274 VA

Reactive power Q: Q = S sin = 274 VA 0,63 = 173 var

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Exercise 1 Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor)

Nominal load

Apparent power S: S = U I = 228 V 1,86 A = 424 VA

P 352 W
Power factor cos : cos = = = 0,83
S 424 VA

Reactive power Q: Q = S sin = 424 VA 0,56 = 237 var

Monitoring capacitance of CA

Measured values: U = 230 V


I = 1.75 A

UC 230 V
Reactance XC: XC = = = 131,42
IC 1,75 A

1 1
Capacitance C: C= = = 24,2 F
2 f X C 2 50 s-1 131,42

Monitoring capacitance of CB

Measured values: U = 220 V


I = 0.7 A

U C 220 V
Reactance XC: XC = = = 314,28
IC 0,7 A

1 1
Capacitance C: C= = = 10,13 F
2 f X C 2 50 s 314,28
-1

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Contents

Exercises and worksheets

Overview of alternating current machines ______________________________________________________3

Exercise 1: Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor) _____5
Exercise 2: Single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor) with different loads _____ 13
Exercise 3: Single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor: measurements with DriveLab software ____ 23

Overview of direct current machines, single-phase AC machines __________________________________ 37

Exercise 4: Basic principles of the universal motor ____________________________________________ 39


Exercise 5: Universal motor with different loads ______________________________________________ 45
Exercise 6: Universal motor with different loads: measurements with DriveLab software _____________ 53

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Overview of alternating current machines

AC machines

Transformers Rotating machines

Single-phase Three-phase Synchronous Asynchronous


transformer transformer machines machines

Special Motors Generators Single-phase Three-phase


transformers machines machines
e.g.
leak and auto
transformers

Motors with Motors with


auxiliary squirrel-cage
winding rotor
or
capacitor

Special Motors with


machines slip-ring
e.g. rotor
pole switching
and repulsion
motors

Special
machines
e.g.
linear and
collector
motors

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Exercise 1
Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor
(capacitor motor)

Learning objectives
After completing this exercise:
You will be familiar with the basic function of the capacitor motor.
You will be familiar with the connection plate on the motor with all of its designations
You will be familiar with the motors circuitry including main and auxiliary windings, as well as the
starter and operating capacitors.
You will be familiar with terminal board wiring for clockwise and anti-clockwise motor operation.
You will be familiar with the measuring circuit for checking the specifications in the rating plate.
You will be familiar with checking the specifications in the rating plate by performing measurements
while the motor is idling, and while running at nominal load.

Problem description
230 V single-phase alternating voltage (L1 and N) is the only option available for operating an air
compressor.

Due to the fact that high-inertia starting conditions can be expected with the compressor, a capacitor motor
with starter and operating capacitors will be used as a drive. The motor needs to be tested for suitability in
the training workshop. The examination results will need to be documented in a report.

Air compressor

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Exercise 1 Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor)

Project assignments
1. Describe the basic function of a single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor).
2. Complete the specifications for the motors connection plate.
3. Complete the motor circuit with main and auxiliary windings, as well as the starter and operating
capacitors.
4. Complete the specifications for clockwise and anti-clockwise motor operation.
5. Complete the measuring circuit for checking the specifications in the rating plate.
6. Check the specifications on the motors rating plate for no-load operation and operation at nominal load
by means of measurement and calculation.

Work aids
Textbooks, books of tables
Excerpts from manufacturers catalogues
Data sheets
Servo brake and drive system manual
Internet
WBT, Electric drives 1

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Exercise 1 Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor)

1. Basic function of the capacitor motor

a) Describe the layout of a capacitor motor.

U1

U2

M Z2 Z1
1

Capacitor motor basic arrangement of the two windings

b) Describe the function of the capacitor motor.

c) Which function does the operating capacitor fulfil?

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Exercise 1 Basic principles of the single-phase AC motor with squirrel-cage rotor (capacitor motor)

d) Which function does the starter capacitor fulfil?

2. Motor connection plate

Designate the individual terminals at the connection plate on the capacitor motor.

U1 U2

Z1 Z2

CB CB

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3. Capacitor motor circuit including main and auxiliary windings, as well as starter and operating
capacitors

Complete the circuit for the motor.

L1

PE

CB CA
U1

U2
n>

M Z2 Z1
1

4. Wiring for clockwise and anti-clockwise motor operation

Complete the wiring diagrams for clockwise and anti-clockwise motor operation.

L1 L1

N N

PE PE

U1 Z1 U1 Z1

Z2 U2 Z2 U2

CB CA CB CA
U1 U1

U2 U2
n n

M Z2 Z1 M Z2 Z1
1 1

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5. Measuring circuit for checking the specifications in the rating plate

a) Complete the measuring circuit for checking the specifications in the rating plate. Set up the circuit and
start up the motor.

L1

PE

CB CA
U1

U2
n>

M Z2 Z1
n
1

Quantity Identification Designation

1 Capacitor motor

2 Digital multimeter

1 Single-phase power meter

1 Motor test bench, servo brake and drive system

Equipment list

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b) Set up the circuit.

Use the 230 V capacitor motor (order no. 571872).

6. Checking the specifications in the rating plate by means of measurement and calculation

a) The motor is connected to the motor test bench in order to perform measurement. The motor test bench
is switched on but it is not connected to the PC. The motor is switched on.

b) Measurement is performed first of all during no-load operation. Enter the measured values to the No-
load column in the table.

c) For measurement at nominal load, the motor is loaded by the test bench up to nominal current (see
rating plate), and the measurements are documented. Enter the measured values to the Nominal load
column the table.

No-load Nominal load

V [V]

I [A]

P [W]

n [rpm]

d) Calculate values for apparent power, power factor and reactive power on the basis of the measured
values in the table for no-load and nominal load operation.

No-load

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Nominal load

Monitoring capacitance of CA

Monitoring capacitance of CB

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