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Make Your Career in Motion Control and Automation Exceptional!

MCMA’s Certified Motion Control Professional program helps you and your team to enhance your careers in motion control and automation. Your company also benefits by strengthening the knowledge of your personnel which helps you to stand out in the industry with top-notch, skilled teams.

Certified Motion Control Professional
Basic Course Outline

Basic Machine Design and the Physics of Motion
Introduction to basic machine design concepts and physics behind electro-mechanical motion control.

Mechanical Motion Control Components and Subsystems
Introduction to what a typical motion control system consists of and the typical mechanical components and subsystems it contains.

Understanding Inertia and Reflected Inertia
The importance of inertia in electro-mechanical motion control systems and how the inertia of the components in a motion control system affect its performance.

Introduction to Magnetism and Motor Basics
Basics of magnetics and the types of magnets found in motors. Overview of the basic function and styles of electric motors commonly used in industrial automation, including the operating difference between brushed, brushless, step, AC induction, and direct drive motors.

Positioner Selection and Motor Sizing
How to select an appropriate single axis positioner for specific application requirements based on loading, environment, motion profile, and positioning performance. Overview on determining the required torque, speed and inertia of the motor/drive system that is needed for your application.

Digital Servo Amplifier Basics
Basic operation of a digital servo amplifier, including servo control loops, tuning a servo system, defining system bandwidth and how to select the proper amplifier for applications. Basics of the major networks/field busses and advantages/disadvantages of each.

Motion Controllers, Programming, and System Design Basics
Overview of the software and hardware elements necessary to build a motion system, and how to integrate motion with other systems when designing a machine. Basic motion control software and programming languages.


Meet the Instructors

MCMA is proud to have the finest minds in the industry teaching our Certified Motion Control Professional courses.

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Meet the Certified Professionals

See the list of individuals that currently hold MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional Basic level certification.

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MCMA provides Certified Motion Control Professional training and testing once or twice per year in conjunction with our events. Your certification is valid for five years.

October 7-10, 2019
JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana USA

You and your team can get basic level training and certification right before the MCMA TechCon on October 7-8, 2019. MCMA will teach the courses and provide a review session followed by a written exam on these two days. TechCon opens with a reception and exhibits in the evening of October 8 and runs through noon on October 10.


MCMA TechCon + Certified Motion Control Professional Training & Exam Pricing

Membership Status Includes Early (by July 8) July 8 - Sept. 9 After Sept. 9
MCMA Member Monday, Tuesday CMCP courses, review and exam fee. Tuesday evening, Wednesday and Thursday TechCon keynotes, sessions, exhibits, events and meals. $1,715 $1,815 $1,915
Non-Member Monday, Tuesday CMCP courses, review and exam fee. Tuesday evening, Wednesday and Thursday TechCon keynotes, sessions, exhibits, events and meals. $1,970 $2,070 $2,170

In the event that you do not pass the exam, one free retake exam is included with your registration fee.

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