H866 - STADT x-AC-y-z Drive

The goal of this course is to train the participants in the safe operation, control, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of a STADT x-AC-y-z Drive.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Locate the hardware components.
  • Verify and replace the drive’s parts.
  • Perform preventive maintenance.

DriveWindow is used as a programming and troubleshooting tool and is learned by practical exercises on our training drive.


General topics:

  • Introduction to ABB Marine Services.
  • Safety while working on the drive.
  • In-depth theory of the Stadt x-AC-y-z Drive principles.

Hardware description (power electronics and control):

  • Functions of components and PCB’s (printed circuit boards).
  • Hardware schematics and electrical drawings.
  • Installation guidelines.

Water cooling system:

  • Cooling circuit description.
  • Direct IGBT water cooling principle.
  • Importance of cooling water mixture.


  • Charging and discharging of the converter.
  • Start/stop sequence using local control panels and DriveWindow tool.

Software introduction:

  • Application Motor Controller concept.
  • PLC protection system.
  • Detailed explanation and demonstration of alarm system.

Fault-tracing and troubleshooting:

  • Interpretation of alarm and fault messages.
  • Replacement of PCB’s and other components.
  • Contacting ABB support.


  • Lectures with demonstration on our training drive.
  • Practical exercises with the training drive.

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 4 days
Venue: Ulsteinvik, Norway

Marine Power Plant Basic for Technical Staff in ABB propulsion or similar knowledge is advisable

Additional information: Minimum 4, Maximum 6 participants
On-site training on request
Student profile:

Marine engineers and electrotechnical personnel at the support and operational level

Download: Course description as a pdf

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