Converting Between Gray and Binary Codes
By Terry Bartelt
Learners follow steps to convert numbers from Gray code to binary code. They then view steps to change binary values to Gray code numbers.
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.
Comparing Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Learners examine the differences and similarities between hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
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.
Learners study animation showing the operation of an AC wound-rotor motor with its external starting resistors. A short quiz completes the activity.
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.
DC Compound Motors
Learners study animation showing the operation of cumulative and differential DC compound motors. 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.
Hall-Effect Sensor Application
Learners view practical examples of how a Hall-effect sensor is used.
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.
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.
The Processor Scan Cycle
Learners examine the three steps of a processor scan cycle.
The Variable Reluctance Stepper Motor
Learners view colorful animations showing the operation of a VR stepper motor.
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.
The Purge Level Measurement Method
In this animated object, learners examine how the purge pressure system is used to measure levels of material. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Photoelectric Reciprocation Circuits
This animated lesson shows how a photoelectric sensor, connected to a ladder circuit, causes the cylinder of a hydraulic circuit to extend and retract.
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.
Flow Control Valves
In this colorful and animated activity, learners study the operation of a needle valve and the operation of the needle valve with a check valve. A brief quiz completes the activity.
In this animated object, learners examine how various types of positive and non-positive displacement hydraulic pumps work.
Learners view an animation of a counterbalance valve in operation and examine the valve’s internal structure.
Hydraulic Mechanical Force
This animated lesson shows how to calculate the amount of force generated by hydraulic cylinders.
Testing a Hydraulic Pump
Learners follow an animated test procedure to determine if the parts of a hydraulic pump are worn.
Learners view an animation showing how the volume of a given quantity of gas varies directly with its temperature.
Pneumatic FRL Units
Learners examine a Filter-Regulator-Lubricator (FRL) unit that is used to prepare the air in a pneumatic system.