Train­ing de­vel­op­ments at AECS

Motor Equipment News - - DIAGNOSTICS - By Her­bert Lei­jen, AECS.

A new year and new op­por­tu­ni­ties! What will be dif­fer­ent in 2017 for you? Are you go­ing to up­skill in your own pro­fes­sion, get bet­ter at what you do best and up­skill what you do for a liv­ing?

At AECS we’d like to be in­stru­men­tal in bet­ter­ing your­self. We have been train­ing you and your col­leagues for the past 17 years, and have some beau­ti­ful brand-new de­vel­op­ments as we do ev­ery year.

EMS 1-6

Last year we de­vel­oped and launched the EMS 1-6 (air fuel ra­tio sen­sor, O2 sen­sor and cat­alytic con­verter di­ag­nos­tics). The EMS 1-6 teaches some re­ally ad­vanced stuff which is di­rectly use­ful and ap­pli­ca­ble in the work­shop.

From simple heater duty cy­cle di­ag­nos­tics, all the way to ad­mit­tance di­ag­nos­tics. If you get A/F sen­sor equipped ve­hi­cles in the work­shop (petrol and diesel), then you need to know how these sen­sors work and how to di­ag­nose them. It is your job to stay pro­fes­sional!

Truck scan 1-1

Now this has been a long over­due train­ing! We have been get­ting many truck tech­ni­cians in even our petrol based sem­i­nars, for them to at least learn some tricks of the di­ag­nos­tic trade, so we just had to make this sem­i­nar.

It deals with analysing the data scan tools get from truck ECUs. It also deals with, for ex­am­ple, I-shift clutch and gear po­si­tion cal­i­bra­tion. We also look at mis­fire recog­ni­tion, in­jec­tor cod­ing and oil qual­ity sen­sor read­ing and oil specs af­fect­ing ser­vice in­ter­vals. If you are a com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle tech­ni­cian you can’t do without this train­ing.

Scan di­ag­nos­tics 1-2

This is a lovely train­ing where we go re­ally in-depth into recorded ve­hi­cle data shar­ing. You get to record live data files and share that on our train­ing server through which all other par­tic­i­pants get to open and read the record­ing, make com­ments, and make and post re­turn record­ings.

We do this to teach the trai­nee how easy it is to look over the shoul­der of some­one else with a scan­ner. It changes the way you do busi­ness, and al­lows you to move on from just a fault code reader. You are a pro­fes­sional; make sure you de­serve that ti­tle.

Hy­brid and EV safety sem­i­nar

We have been asked to run, be­sides a full Hy­brid and EV di­ag­nos­tics sem­i­nar, a short fourhour course which just deals with the prac­ti­cal safety as­pects of high volt­age ve­hi­cles.

In this sem­i­nar you will get to learn how to make a high volt­age ve­hi­cle and bat­tery safe. You will get to take a HV bat­tery apart. Please treat any Elec­tric Ve­hi­cle (EV) and Hy­brid ve­hi­cle as a nor­mal ve­hi­cle, and as work en­ter­ing the work­shop doors. These ve­hi­cles are here to stay! Let us point you in the right di­rec­tion to stay safe and to pre­vent you mak­ing costly dam­age when work­ing on them.

Airbag safety and di­ag­nos­tics

This sum­mer we have been hard at work and are nearly fin­ished with a nice new SRS sys­tem di­ag­nos­tics course. The course deals with all safety as­pects, not only that you are run­ning a se­ri­ous risks mea­sur­ing an ig­ni­tor’s re­sis­tance with a multi me­ter, but also that you are work­ing in dan­ger­ous ter­ri­tory if you reuse a crash sen­sor or SRS ECU after a crash.

We deal in depth with sen­sors and ig­n­i­tors, how they work and how you di­ag­nose some of them. We use scan­ners and scopes.

In­tro­duc­tory scope train­ing

This sum­mer we have also started to build in­tro­duc­tory scope train­ing. We are try­ing to take the myth and fear of scope use away – some peo­ple seem to think that scope use is hard, and only for peo­ple with lofty skills, and that work in the in­dus­try as a hobby…

Scopes are es­sen­tial and are a part of a nor­mal tech­ni­cian’s tool­box. Wait till the next gen­er­a­tion en­ters the work­force! The ones who think they are still good with “guess­nos­tics” are on the way out. Let us show what you can achieve, even with a simple $600 scope!

Some of the sem­i­nars we are run­ning are the:

The short three-hour Hy­brid and EV safety sem­i­nar which we will run for you in:


June 19, af­ter­noon 1 to 4 pm.


June 1, af­ter­noon 1 to 4 pm

New Ply­mouth

June 29, af­ter­noon 1 to 4 pm

Lower Hutt/ Welling­ton

June 27, af­ter­noon 1 to 4 pm


June 1, af­ter­noon 1 to 4 pm (or evening 6 to 9 pm)


May 5, af­ter­noon 1 to 4 pm


May 10, morn­ing 9 to 12 am


Satur­day, May 6 from 1 to 4 pm

Palmer­ston North

Fri­day, April 7 from 9 am till 12 am.

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