Job Tasks Three Phase Motor Overheating
By Excelsior College
In this simulation, the learner must perform a series of job tasks in the role of an electrical mechanical technician conducting maintenance operations.
Work and Power (Screencast)
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
Learners examine the formulas for calculating work in ft-lb units and power in ft-lb/min. units.
PID Control (Screencast)
By Terry Bartelt
Learners examine an animated motion-controlled robotic arm and observe the operation of a PID (Proportional-Integral-Derivative) control that makes movements quickly without overshooting or having a steady-state error. This activity has audio content.
Identifying Lever Classes
By James Bourassa
In this interactive object, learners read an introduction to Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 levers and then take a quiz.
Pneumatic Schematic Symbol Flashcards
This interactive object is designed to help learners memorize schematic symbols used in pneumatic diagrams. Learners quiz themselves using electronic flashcards.
Hydraulic System Pressure
In this animated activity, learners observe how pressure values throughout a hydraulic system are developed based on pump pressure and the size of the load.
P&ID Tag Numbers
Learners study the types of information letters and numbers placed inside general piping and instrumentation diagram symbols.
The Spring-and-Diaphragm Actuator
Learners study an animation of a spring-and diaphragm actuator controlling the opening of a flow valve.
Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Method
In this animated and interactive object, learners follow steps to perform the process identification procedure for the Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Method. A short quiz completes the activity.
Pressure-Reducing Valve Application
By Terry Bartelt, Stephen Schneider
In this animated activity, a drill-and-clamp machine is used to show an application of a pressure-reducing valve. Recommendations on how to properly make pressure adjustments are also provided.
Learners observe how to cascade PLC counters to extend the maximum count of one counter.
Manufacturing PPE Mini-Sim
This activity is a simulation that allows the learner to practice personal protective equipment tasks.
PLC Shift Registers
By Terry Bartelt, Tom Yapp
In this animated activity, learners study how a PLC performs a shift operation. The learning object covers data movement, data entry, PLC wiring, PLC shift register introductions, and programming for a paint can operation.
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.
Signed Binary Numbers: 2's Complement
By John Casey, Terry Bartelt
Learners use this interactive and animated object to examine the use of binary numbers in a programmable logic controller. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Reaction Curve Tuning Example
Learners perform the steps required for the Ziegler-Nichols Reaction Curve Tuning Method. The process identification procedure is performed, calculations are made, and the proper PID values are programmed into the controller.
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.
Converting Rotational Velocity to Linear Velocity
In this animated object, students view an example of how to convert rotational velocity to linear velocity. They then work practice problems.
The Three-Phase AC Generator
By Terry Fleischman
In this 3D animated object, learners examine the way in which a three-phase generator produces three sine waves with three armature coils. A quiz completes the activity.
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.
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.
Gear Nomenclature (Screencast)
In this interactive object, learners view various components of gears and read descriptions of them. Learners then identify the location of each of these components in a drag-and-drop exercise.
Calculating Horsepower, RPM, and Torque
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the formula for horsepower and work practice problems.
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.
Three Phase Wye Transformer Calculations
In this interactive object, learners follow steps to find phase voltages in a partial three-phase power distribution circuit.