The Purge Level Measurement Method
By Terry Bartelt
In this animated object, learners examine how the purge pressure system is used to measure levels of material. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Designing a Cylinder Dwell Circuit
This animated lesson shows how a ladder circuit uses timer-on delays to cause an extrusion machine to operate.
By Terry Bartelt, Stephen Schneider
Learners view an animation of a counterbalance valve in operation and examine the valve’s internal structure.
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.
Learners study animation showing the operation of an AC wound-rotor motor with its external starting resistors. A short quiz completes the activity.
DC Compound Motors
Learners study animation showing the operation of cumulative and differential DC compound motors. A short quiz completes the activity.
By James Bourassa
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.
In this animated object, learners examine how aeration develops in a hydraulic pump. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Comparing Electronic and Hydraulic Components
Learners read about the similarities of electronic and hydraulic components and then match the schematic symbols in a drag-and-drop exercise.
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.
The Variable Reluctance Stepper Motor
Learners view colorful animations showing the operation of a VR stepper motor.
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.
Pressure Relief Valves
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a hydraulic relief valve and its internal components. A brief quiz completes the activity.
In this animated object, learners examine how various types of positive and non-positive displacement hydraulic pumps work.
In this animated object, learners examine different types of pneumatic actuators, cylinders, and motors.
Pressure-Reducing Valve Application
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.
In this animated object, learners examine the basic types of limit switches and how they are used.
Integral Contol Mode Application
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a robot using the integral control mode to overcome a steady state.
Armature Action of AC Motors
In this animated object, learners study the rotation of the magnetic stator field of an AC motor and how it interacts with the armature to cause rotation. A short quiz completes the activity.
Capacitive Proximity Sensors
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a capacitive proximity sensor. A brief quiz completes the activity.
The Processor Scan Cycle
Learners examine the three steps of a processor scan cycle.
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.
Inductive Proximity Sensors
Learners examine the operation of an inductive proximity sensor in this animated object. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Learners examine how air-to-open valves and air-to-close valves are used in different situations. A brief quiz completes the activity.
P&ID General Instrument Symbols
Learners study the types of symbols used on a P&ID diagram to indicate instruments. A quiz completes the activity.