Two-Minute Drives

An extension of our Lift Up program

A big part of our Lift Up program is doing what we can to help lift up our customers. That goes way beyond creating innovative products — it also includes sharing our expertise in automation and variable frequency drives. We love giving this information to our customers, knowing that most companies charge (a lot) for it.

That’s why we created Two-Minute Drives,  a collection of short videos with deep insights into automation technology for the upstream and midstream markets.

Our experts (from engineering, tech support, sales and production) are here to share their expertise on a range of critical topics to oilfield automation and variable frequency drives.

Check back often because we’ll be adding new videos regularly.

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Episode 29: Overvoltage Faults

Episode 29: Overvoltage Faults

I’m here today to talk to you about overvoltage and how you might prevent it.…
Episode 28: Pumping Unit VFD Installations

Episode 28: Pumping Unit VFD Installations

You're walking beams, your horse's head, saddle bearings, tail bearings, wrist pin patterns, Samson posts,…
Episode 27: SCADA Software Solutions

Episode 27: SCADA Software Solutions

Hi, everybody. This is Dennis Martin with SPOC Automation. I hope you're doing well out…
Episode 26: Matching Your VFD to Your Motor

Episode 26: Matching Your VFD to Your Motor

Hello, everyone. It's Justin Woodrum again with SPOC Automation, and today I want to talk…
Episode 25: Troubleshooting Your HPS Through Well Optix

Episode 25: Troubleshooting Your HPS Through Well Optix

Today's Two-Minute drive is going to focus on troubleshooting your HPS system through Well Optix.…
Episode 24: The Benefits of Distributed Control

Episode 24: The Benefits of Distributed Control

We're back with another installment of our Two-Minute drive series. I'm excited. I get to…
Episode 23: Mitigating the Risk of Lightning

Episode 23: Mitigating the Risk of Lightning

Hello, I’m Bobby Mason, CEO, SPOC Automation. I'm here today for my Two-Minute Drive to…
Episode 22: Ideas on Protecting Your Pump

Episode 22: Ideas on Protecting Your Pump

Today, I wanted to talk to you about pump protections used in VFDs and the…
Episode 21: Quality Reveals Itself in Many Ways

Episode 21: Quality Reveals Itself in Many Ways

Hi, Ryan LeBlanc here with SPOC Automation. Today I want to talk to you about…
Episode 20: The Value of Adding a GFI Outlet to Your Drive

Episode 20: The Value of Adding a GFI Outlet to Your Drive

Hello, everybody. I'm Tres Gray with SPOC Automation, bringing another installment of our Two-Minute Drives…
Episode 19: Why You Don’t Want Fans and Filters in Your Drive

Episode 19: Why You Don’t Want Fans and Filters in Your Drive

Hey, guys, I'm Tyler Courtwright with SPOC Automation. I'm a field service technician in the…
Episode 18: Considerations for Protection of Motors

Episode 18: Considerations for Protection of Motors

Hi, this is Ted Wilke with SPOC Automation, I want to talk today about protecting…
Episode 17: Thermal Imaging Can Save You Big on Heat-Related Failures

Episode 17: Thermal Imaging Can Save You Big on Heat-Related Failures

Hello again, my name is Ryan LeBlanc. I'm here today to talk to you about…
Episode 16: The Power of SCADA: A Practical Example

Episode 16: The Power of SCADA: A Practical Example

Hey guys, it's Kimberly Farr with the Well Optix Team at SPOC Automation. I want…
Episode 15: Data Logger WiseGuy Series: Part 2

Episode 15: Data Logger WiseGuy Series: Part 2

Hey, Stacey, again, I'm here for part two of our data logging WiseGuy series, and…
Episode 14: How to Compensate for a Rod Float: Part 2

Episode 14: How to Compensate for a Rod Float: Part 2

Hi, my name's Cory Wesson and I'm an electrical engineer at SPOC Automation. In my…
Episode 13: Reforming Capacitors, Equipment Down Out of Use

Episode 13: Reforming Capacitors, Equipment Down Out of Use

Hello, good afternoon. My name is Ricky Holmes with SPOC Automation. I'm an electrical engineer,…
Episode 12: Data Logger WiseGuy Series

Episode 12: Data Logger WiseGuy Series

Hey, I'm Stacey Brooks and I'm the engineering manager here at SPOC Automation. I've been…
Episode 11: Basics of Reading SPOC Wiring Diagrams

Episode 11: Basics of Reading SPOC Wiring Diagrams

Hello, my name is Vincent Coker and I am a Controls Engineer with SPOC Automation.…
Episode 10: How Does a SCADA System Make Your Pumpers Smarter, Better at Their Jobs?

Episode 10: How Does a SCADA System Make Your Pumpers Smarter, Better at Their Jobs?

Hello, my name is Reed Simms. I'm the Mid-Con Sales Manager at SPOC Automation. This…
Episode 9: How to Get A 30% Reduction in Energy Costs

Episode 9: How to Get A 30% Reduction in Energy Costs

Hello again, Bryan Lile back with SPOC Automation for my second video. During our last…
Episode 8: Common Aftermarket Technical FAQs

Episode 8: Common Aftermarket Technical FAQs

Hello, my name is Steve Scott. I'm with the SPOC Automation Aftermarket Group. I help…
Episode 7: How to Compensate for Rod Float

Episode 7: How to Compensate for Rod Float

My name is Cory Wesson and I'm an electrical engineer here, at SPOC Automation. I've…
Episode 6: Why Let Your VFD Control Other Devices?

Episode 6: Why Let Your VFD Control Other Devices?

Hi, my name is Ryan LeBlanc. I work for SPOC Automation and I am one…
Episode 5: Low-Voltage vs Medium-Voltage VFDs

Episode 5: Low-Voltage vs Medium-Voltage VFDs

Hello, everyone. My name is Justin Woodrum. I'm an electrical engineer for SPOC Automation. I've…
Episode 4: Pressed to Keep Equipment Running?

Episode 4: Pressed to Keep Equipment Running?

Hello, everyone. My name is Tres Gray and I work at SPOC Automation. I grew…
Episode 3: Well Optix SCADA and Remote Monitoring During Difficult Times

Episode 3: Well Optix SCADA and Remote Monitoring During Difficult Times

Hi, guys, I'm Kimberly Farr. I am on the Well Optix SCADA team at SPOC…
Episode 2: Energy Savings with Drives Over Starters & Soft Starts

Episode 2: Energy Savings with Drives Over Starters & Soft Starts

Hi, I'm Ted Wilke. I'm the vice president of SPOC Automation. I've got a mechanical…
Episode 1: Why Put a Drive on a Rod Pump?

Episode 1: Why Put a Drive on a Rod Pump?

Hi, my name is Bryan Lile and I'm with SPOC Automation. I've been in the…

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A few years ago, we set out to define the culture of our company. We called it Lift Up, because when we live up to our potential, we Lift Up ourselves, each other, our customers, our industry and eventually our entire country in the process.

Build Up is an extension of that philosophy. It’s not enough to create world-class technology. We want the people we serve in the industry to excel in their jobs too, so we’re equally motivated to share our deep knowledge of automation and drive technology. From these short videos to online and in-person training — we want to build up your skills.

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