Ziegler-Nichols Reaction Curve Process Identification Procedure
By Terry Bartelt
Learners follow the steps required to perform the Ziegler-Nichols reaction curve process identification procedure.
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.
Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Calculations
Learners examine the formulas that are used to determine the proper PID values to be entered into a controller using the Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Method.
Learners study animation showing the operation of an AC wound-rotor motor with its external starting resistors. A short quiz completes the activity.
Work and Power
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
Learners examine the formulas for calculating work in ft-lb units and power in ft-lb/min. units. Practice problems are included.
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.
Volts per Hertz Ratio in AC Drives
Learners view an animated explanation of why an adjustment of the output voltage by an AC drive is required to maintain a constant torque as the frequency is varied.
Voltage Regulation of a Zener Diode
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
The learner will understand how a zener diode maintains a constant voltage as the resistance values of a load change.
In this animated activity, learners examine how the speed of a motor may change if the voltage from the power source fluctuates due to power line irregularities. This lesson has audio content.
Visual Logic Basic Programming: Using Flow Charts
By Jason Vosters
In this learning activity you'll understand what flow charts are and how they're used to create computer programs.
Using the Microstepping Technique for Stepper Motors
Learners view animations showing how electrical signals are applied to the coils of a stepper motor to perform microstepping. A short quiz completes the activity.
In this animated object, learners examine how PLC up/down-counters are used to control an automated parking lot gate.
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.
Understanding Circular Robotic Motions
The learner will learn the programming steps that are used to create circular motions with robots.
Understanding and Writing Pseudocode: The Basics
In this activity you'll explore how flowchart programs can be converted into pseudocode programming.
In this animated activity, learners examine the operation of an ultrasonic sensor and the procedure to perform zero and span adjustments. A brief quiz completes the object.
By John Casey, Terry Bartelt
In this animated learning object, learners examine how an ultrasonic flowmeter measures the flow of liquids through a pipe using ultrasonic sound waves. A short quiz completes the activity.
Types of Pneumatic Compressors
Learners examine the operation of positive and non-positive displacement compressors used in pneumatic systems.
Types of Motion Instructions
The learner will identify the types of motion instructions used for programming a robot.
Types of Flow Measurements
Learners study the most common ways to measure fluid flow for industrial processes including absolute quantity, percentage, volumetric flow rate, and mass flow. A brief quiz completes the activity.
In this animated object, learners examine the signals produced by sourcing and sinking two-wire sensors. A brief quiz completes the activity.
This animated lesson shows the operation of timer-on and timer-off delay relays used in ladder circuit operate.
Thru-Beam Photoelectric Sensors
This animated lesson shows the operation and characteristics of thru-beam optical sensors.
The learner will understand how to correctly wire a three-wire sinking and sourcing sensor.
Three-Phase Delta Transformer Calculations
By James Bourassa
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.