Training developments at 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.
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
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
Friday, April 7 from 9 am till 12 am.