AC Motor Drives Portable

#990-DRV1 & 990-DRV1F

Recommended Skill Levels: High School, Industry, Technical College, University

Learning Topics: Electronics, Industrial Technology

Product Types: Portable Trainer

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Amatrol’s Portable AC Variable Frequency Drives training system (990-DRV1) features industry-standard components like a Rockwell PowerFlex 4 variable frequency AC drive (VFD) and a 3-phase AC motor used to teach how to operate an AC drive. It includes onboard analog and discrete input devices so that learners can operate the drive in many different program applications.

Optional electronic fault insertion can also be added to this system to teach valuable hands-on AC motor drive troubleshooting skills (990-DRV1F).

Learning Outcomes

The 990-DRV1 is great for programs preparing students to work in industries like packaging, textiles, paper, or many others where rapid motor acceleration or deceleration are required. Learning outcomes include:

  • Introduction to AC Drives
  • Two and Three Wire Motor Control
  • Jogging Control
  • Speed Control
  • Torque Control
  • Motor Ramping to Rated Speed
  • Motor Ramping to a Stop DC Injection Braking
  • AC Drive Versus Line Starting
  • Programming Low Speed Boosts
  • Acceleration Past Rated Speed
  • S-Curve Acceleration

990-DRV1  Product Details

The Portable AC Variable Frequency Drives training system is built with industry-standard components, including:

  •  Rockwell Powerflex 4 variable frequency AC drive
  • 3-phase motor
  • digital tachometer to monitor output
  • digital voltmeter to monitor analog input to the motor
  • lockout/tagout system to teach vital safety skills when working with AC motors


eLearning: All Amatrol training systems have interactive, multimedia eLearning courses and modules tied to these learning concepts. This curriculum utilizes text with voiceovers, pictures, videos, stunning 3D animations, interactive quizzes and knowledge checks, pre- and post-quizzes and more. Through partnerships with key industry leaders and leading educators, Amatrol developed the right balance of knowledge to train learners to work in their chosen field.

Student Reference Guides: A sample copy of the AC Motor Drives Student Reference Guide is included with the learning system. Sourced from the curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfectly-bound book. You may also purchase as many additional SRGs as you need.


The 990-DRV1F adds troubleshooting component with over 20 faults focused on drive and motor inputs and drive relays.  It includes everything on the 990-DRV1, but also includes fault insertion capability. As the industry’s premier program utilizing electronic faults, FaultPro allows instructors to instantly set and tailor faults to test a learner’s weaknesses, turn them into strengths, and prepare learners to solve real-world technical problems once they’re in the field.

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