VFD - Variable Frequency Drives (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule

8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.


The course will focus on the types of Variable Frequency Drives; Invertors; Four Quadrant Operation; Active Front End; Scalar and Vector Drives and Direct Torque Control Drives and their applications.
The Course will describe the Auto Tuning and Manual Tuning Process for Drives with Field Orientation also the most important parameter settings for a Scalar Drive.


The participants will learn how to select a drive based on the process control; setup a scalar drive for basic applications; setup a vector control with field orientation; setup a direct torque control drive with accelerated vector.
Design a control system with drive incorporated providing unity power factor at the input of the drive.

Target Audience

Electrical Engineers and Technicians

After you attend this course/workshop, you will be able to

  • Select the proper drive for an application
  • select a current Inverter for large applications
  • select and size an Active Front End or Full Regen Drive if required
  • Calculate the Dynamic Braking Resistor for the specific application
  • Program a SCALAR VFD
  • Tune and select the proper parameters for a VECTOR Drive
  • Tune and select the proper parameters for a Direct Torque Control Drive for a Torque type application

Dr. Eduard Loiczli

Eduard Loiczli is currently a Nuclear Integration Senior Electrical Engineer for Ontario Power Generation. He has more than 26 years experience in Electrical Engineering and Controls and has made many achievements in the industry. He has designed programming applications for nuclear applications, SCADA and DCS. He has also created programming and integration solutions for oil extraction and an automated line for the glass industry. In addition to programming solutions, Mr Loiczli has been project leader for design in many electrical projects.
Mr Loiczli is a member of IEEE, Ontario Fire Association and APEO. He is a Certified Nuclear Engineer.


Day 1
  • DC Motor and Induction Motor Operation
  • Four Quadrant Operation
  • Power Electronics Components
  • Power Electronics Convertors
Day 2
  • One two and four quadrant rectifiers
  • VFD Structure
  • Full Regen Drive and Active Front End
  • Current Inverter
  • Scalar; VECTOR and DTC with their specific applications

GIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. GIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. GIC is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations. Please click here for complete policies.

Toronto Airport West
5444 Dixie Rd
Mississauga, ON
L4W 2L2
Note: Please do not book travel and accommodation until you receive course confirmation.

More Dates & Locations

This course is also offered at the following location(s):

  • Webinars (Live) Thursday, August 13, 2020

    Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

    The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at gic@gic-edu.com for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : inhouse@gic-edu.com or click here  to submit an online request.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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Offline Registration

To Register by fax, download and fill our registration form, then fax it to (888) 849-4871. Mail your cheque to our address.

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CEUs Certificate

A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. A fee is required for all complimentary webinars.

On-Site Training

This course can be customized and delivered on-site at your facility.

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