Designing a Ladder Diagram
By Terry Bartelt
In this animated object, learners examine the design of a ladder circuit that provides manual control to a water pumping system. Students also study modifications to the circuit as the complexity of the system increases.
Three Phase Wye Transformer Calculations
By James Bourassa
In this interactive object, learners follow steps to find phase voltages in a partial three-phase power distribution circuit.
Fundamentals of a DC Motor
Learners study the interaction between the conductors of the stator and the armature inside a DC motor, which causes the shaft to rotate. A short quiz completes the activity.
Calculating Horsepower, RPM, and Torque
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the formula for horsepower and work practice problems.
Hydraulic Directional Control Valves
In this animated activity, learners examine the operation of hydraulic directional control valves and the internal components that divert the fluid.
Comparing Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Learners examine the differences and similarities between hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
In this animated activity, learners study how the magnetic field of an armature can distort the DC motor's main magnetic field. A brief quiz completes the object.
In this animated object, learners study how the internal parts of an AC synchronous motor interact with magnetic fields to cause rotation. A short quiz completes the activity.
Three-Phase Delta Transformer Calculations
Using a memory shortcut for calculations, the learner determines line and phase values of current in a three-phase AC configuration. Practice problems complete the activity.
Hydraulic Schematic Symbol Flashcards
By John Rosz
This interactive object is designed to help learners memorize schematic symbols used in hydraulic diagrams. Learners quiz themselves using electronic flashcards.
Simple Pneumatic Circuits
Learners examine the operation of five pneumatic animated circuits that use directional control valves, pilot lines, check valves, needle valves, and cylinders.
Converting Between Gray and Binary Codes
Learners follow steps to convert numbers from Gray code to binary code. They then view steps to change binary values to Gray code numbers.
The Induction Motor Slip
In this animated object, learners examine how the rotation of an induction AC motor's armature slips behind the synchronous rotational speed of the stator's field to create magnetic fields. These fields interact and produce torque. A quiz completes the activity.
In this animated activity, learners examine the three main segments of a hydraulic system: power supply, control, and output. A brief quiz completes the learning object.
The Elementary AC Generator
Learners view animations showing the operation of the internal parts of an AC generator. A short quiz completes the activity.
A Timer-Off Application
Learners examine how a PLC Timer-Off instruction is used in the operation of an automotive paint booth.
Learners observe how to cascade PLC counters to extend the maximum count of one counter.
Hall-Effect Sensor Application
Learners view practical examples of how a Hall-effect sensor is used.
What Is Torque?
Learners read a description of torque and study the factors that cause its magnitude to change. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Gear Ratio Concepts
In this animated object, learners examine the concept of gear ratios. The number of teeth, diameters, and velocity relationships are discussed and calculated using linear ratio equations. A quiz completes the activity.
By Terry Bartelt, Stephen Schneider
In this animated object, learners examine the internal structure of an unloading valve. This learning object includes a video clip demonstrating the use of an unloading valve in a metal stamping application.
Hydraulic Cylinder Speed
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine why the piston of a hydraulic cylinder extends slower than it retracts. A brief quiz completes the activity.
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the interaction between a conductor that represents a motor armature and a magnetic field that represents a motor’s main field. This interaction causes the shaft to turn.
Analog Position Control
In this animated object, learners examine an analog closed-loop feedback system that uses potentiometers to control the position of a gear rack.
P&ID Tag Numbers
Learners study the types of information letters and numbers placed inside general piping and instrumentation diagram symbols.