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Register now for 2017 Factory School classes!

The factory service department offers various equipment maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting courses. These courses, taught by experienced service technicians, are held at the factory's in-house training facility.

The following factory school options are scheduled throughout the year. Please visit the Event Calendar to find one that fits your schedule, or contact your Eaton representative.

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2017 Courses

  • Basic Form 6 Control September 19-21
  • Hydraulic Recloser October 17-19

Single-Phase and Three-Phase Hydraulic Recloser Maintenance

Maintaining reclosers extends the life of the equipment, improves equipment coordination, and improves overall system reliability. In this comprehensive three-day course, attendees will learn about all aspects of the development, general operation, and design changes of Eaton’s Cooper Power series and Kyle reclosers.

This course offers a hands-on approach as attendees dismantle and reassemble a single-phase and three-phase recloser. Course discussion is tailored to the attendees of the class. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own experiences and get solutions to specific maintenance and repair problems they have encountered on the job.

While the course will focus on single- and three-phase recloser teardown, the instructors are also familiar with the maintenance of Eaton’s Cooper Power series and Kyle oil switches and sectionalizers, and will be available to answer questions about these products as needed.

In three days, you will learn…

  • General operation and design background
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Overview of recloser operation and general maintenance required
  • In-depth discussion on operation, maintenance, repair, and mechanism differences of single-phase equipment, including H, 4H, L, V4L, E, 4E, V4E 6H, V4H, D, and DV
  • In-depth discussion on operation, maintenance, repair, and mechanism differences of three-phase equipment, including R, RE, W, WV, VWV, WE, WVE, VWVE, and VW
  • Hands-on tear down/assembly of H, 4H, L, and W reclosers including assembly techniques, troubleshooting, and problem solving
  • Replacement part selection
  • Information about all upgrade kits available for Eaton’s Cooper Power series oil-filled reclosers

Who Should Attend:

Recloser repair and maintenance technicians, linemen/system operators, substation maintenance technicians, service personnel, and professionals seeking a better understanding of oil-filled recloser operation. This training program is excellent as a supplement to a utility’s substation or lineman apprentice program.

Registration Information

  • Fee: $1300
  • Capacity: 16
  • Training Location: 2800 9th Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI  53172
  • Hotel Booking and Shuttle:
    We will book a hotel room for you from the block of rooms reserved for Eaton for this training class at the Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport 6362 S 13th St. Oak Creek, WI 53154. You will be responsible for payment upon check-out.
    Shuttle service is provided to and from the airport, to and from the Eaton plant where training is held, and to and from dinners scheduled for the class.
  • Travel Information:
    Please make arrangements to fly into Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport. If you are scheduling a return flight on the last day of the class, we recommend that your departure time is no earlier than 7 p.m. All hotel and travel expenses will be your responsibility.

Basic Form 6 Control & Troubleshooting Training

Basic Form 6 Control & Troubleshooting Training includes an overview of the control, basic interrogation, sequence of event monitoring, and an overview of oscillographic event data.

In three days, you will learn…

  • OCP Overcurrent Protection Review
  • Hardware Overview of the Form 6 Control
  • Basic Interrogation of the Form 6 control via the front operator’s panel
  • Verification of setting changes with the KMET tester
  • Introduction to ProView and the Form 6
  • Basic file conventions & maintenance
  • Programming the Form 6
  • Gathering Events and History information
  • Viewing the Sequence of Events and Oscillography files
  • Settings

Registration Information

  • Fee: $1300
  • Capacity: 12
  • Training Location: 2800 9th Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI  53172
  • Hotel Booking and Shuttle:
    We will book a hotel room for you from the block of rooms reserved for Eaton for this training class at the Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport 6362 S 13th St. Oak Creek, WI 53154. You will be responsible for payment upon check-out.
    Shuttle service is provided to and from the airport, to and from the Eaton plant where training is held, and to and from dinners scheduled for the class.
  • Travel Information:
    Please make arrangements to fly into Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport. If you are scheduling a return flight on the last day of the class, we recommend that your departure time is no earlier than 7 p.m. All hotel and travel expenses will be your responsibility.

Advanced Form 6 Recloser Control Training

Technician/Engineer Form 6 Recloser Control Training covers advanced ProView software setup and configuration, Idea Hardware and Communication Workbench, Oscillography, and Virtual Test Set.

In three days, you will learn…

  • Form 6 Basic Settings Review
  • Form 6 Advanced Screen Menus
  • Understanding and Using the Form 6 Workbench
  • Introduction to Logic Gates & Tools
  • Using Examples to understand ProView Workbench
  • Using Examples to learn ProView (Timers and Toggle)
  • Documentation, Changing Profiles, Voltage Sensing and Math and the Mux Exercises
  • File Types Discussion
  • Two Stage Over-Voltage Workbench Exercise
  • Understanding the Communications Workbench
  • Intro to Oscillography and the Virtual Test Set
  • Loop Scheme Discussion and Demo
  • PeerComm Discussion and Demo

Registration Information

  • Fee: $1300
  • Capacity: 12
  • Training Location: 2800 9th Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI  53172
  • Hotel Booking and Shuttle:
    We will book a hotel room for you from the block of rooms reserved for Eaton for this training class at the Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport 6362 S 13th St. Oak Creek, WI 53154. You will be responsible for payment upon check-out.
    Shuttle service is provided to and from the airport, to and from the Eaton plant where training is held, and to and from dinners scheduled for the class.
  • Travel Information:
    Please make arrangements to fly into Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport. If you are scheduling a return flight on the last day of the class, we recommend that your departure time is no earlier than 7 p.m. All hotel and travel expenses will be your responsibility.

2017 Courses

Course Name Date Price
CL7 Control Factory School September 12-14, 2017 $1300
Traditional Voltage Regulator Factory School October 3-5, 2017 $1300
Traditional Voltage Regulator Factory School May 8-10, 2018 $1300

Traditional Regulator School

A well-maintained regulator helps ensure more reliable power and increased safety. Proper maintenance also saves time and money by avoiding system downtime and extending the life of the equipment. This course provides the information you need to improve system performance, increase reliability, and ensure safe electric power delivery throughout your system.

Regulator Traditional Training covers topics such as regulator theory and applications, operation procedures, nameplate information, communications, hands-on troubleshooting, tap changer maintenance and repair, control configuration, service replacement parts, and general regulator maintenance.

The course consists of three days of hands-on training sessions and lectures on the testing, troubleshooting and repair of voltage regulators. Attendees are encouraged to discuss their own experiences. Instructors will help attendees develop solutions to specific maintenance and repair problems they have encountered on the job.

In three days, you will learn…

  • Regulator theory, products, and applications
  • Troubleshooting, maintenance, and replacement part selection
  • Low voltage hands-on troubleshooting and untanking
  • Tap changer hands-on maintenance and repair
  • Overview of regulator schematics
  • Regulator communications and software

Registration Information

  • Fee: $1300
  • Capacity: 22
  • Training Location: 2300 Badger Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Hotel Booking and Shuttle:
    We will book a hotel room for you from the block of rooms reserved for Eaton for this training class at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland, Brookfield, WI 53005. You will be responsible for payment upon check-out. A complimentary breakfast is included in the room rate.
    Shuttle service is provided to and from the airport, to and from the Eaton plant where training is held, and to and from dinners scheduled for the class.
  • Travel Information:
    Please make arrangements to fly into Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport. If you are scheduling a return flight on the last day of the class, we recommend that your departure time is no earlier than 7 p.m. All hotel and travel expenses will be your responsibility.

Voltage Regulator Controls School

A three day course consisting of lectures and hands on training. Attendees will learn basic and advanced CL-7 control operation, programming, and troubleshooting.

In-depth training on ProView NXG software is included as part of the agenda.

In three days, you will learn…

  • Control and voltage regulator theory
  • Control setup and configuration
  • Advanced control features and functions
  • Communications and SCADA applications
  • ProView NXG software
  • Control and regulator apparatus troubleshooting

Registration Information

  • Fee: $1300
  • Capacity: 22
  • Training Location: 2300 Badger Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Hotel Booking and Shuttle:
    We will book a hotel room for you from the block of rooms reserved for Eaton for this training class at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland, Brookfield, WI 53005. You will be responsible for payment upon check-out. A complimentary breakfast is included in the room rate.
    Shuttle service is provided to and from the airport, to and from the Eaton plant where training is held, and to and from dinners scheduled for the class.
  • Travel Information:
    Please make arrangements to fly into Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport. If you are scheduling a return flight on the last day of the class, we recommend that your departure time is no earlier than 7 p.m. All hotel and travel expenses will be your responsibility.

Tap Changer School

This three day course focuses on the full range of Cooper Tap Changers. The class consists of lectures and hands on training with many of the tap changer types.  Maintenance and Troubleshooting topics are also included as part of this course.

In three days, you will learn…

  • Spring Drive Tap Changer theory of operation
  • Direct Drive Tap Changer theory of operation
  • Quick Drive Tap Changer theory of operation
  • Tap Changer Maintenance
  • Tap Changer Troubleshooting
  • Parts Replacement procedure

Registration Information

  • Fee: $1300
  • Capacity: 22
  • Training Location: 2300 Badger Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Hotel Booking and Shuttle:
    We will book a hotel room for you from the block of rooms reserved for Eaton for this training class at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland, Brookfield, WI 53005. You will be responsible for payment upon check-out. A complimentary breakfast is included in the room rate.
    Shuttle service is provided to and from the airport, to and from the Eaton plant where training is held, and to and from dinners scheduled for the class.
  • Travel Information:
    Please make arrangements to fly into Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport. If you are scheduling a return flight on the last day of the class, we recommend that your departure time is no earlier than 7 p.m. All hotel and travel expenses will be your responsibility.

We will book a hotel room for you from the block of rooms reserved by Eaton for this event. You will be responsible for room payment at checkout.

Shuttle Service is provided to and from the airport, to and from the Eaton plant for the course, and to and from the dinner scheduled for the class. Continental breakfast and lunches are included in the tuition fee. A group dinner at a local restaurant is also provided on one of the evenings during training.