The Binary-Coded Decimal
By John Casey, Terry Bartelt
Learners are introduced to the binary-coded decimal, a common way of encoding decimal digits in computing and electronic systems. A brief quiz completes the activity.
The Absolute Rotary Encoder
The learner will gain an understanding of robot motion control by comprehending the fundamentals of the encoder.
Introduction to Class 2 Levers
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
In this interactive object, students view an animated depiction of Class 2 levers. A matching quiz completes the activity.
P&ID General Instrument Symbols
By Terry Bartelt
Learners study the types of symbols used on a P&ID diagram to indicate instruments. A 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.
Pascal's Law and Hydraulics
Using the principle of Pascal's Law, the learner will interpret the gauge readings in a hydraulic system to determine when the system is operating properly under various load conditions and when there is a defect.
Boyle's Law (Screencast)
Learners apply the principles associated with Boyle’s Law.
Conductive Probe Sensors
In this animated object, learners study how conductive probe sensors are used to measure conductive liquid in a container.
Selector Switch Labeling
In this animated object, learners examine the method of interpreting the truth tables for two-position and three-position selector switches on ladder logic circuit diagrams.
The Six-Axis Robot
The learner will view videos showing the movements of each axis of the six-axis robot.
AB SLC-500 Memory Structure
Learners examine the functions of the three types of memory used by an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 programmable logic controller: the Executive ROM, Scratch Pad, and Processor File.
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.
Learners view an animation of a counterbalance valve in operation and examine the valve’s internal structure.
The learner will identify components of a welding robot and determine if the robot is set up correctly to avoid singularity.
Learners examine the different types of lines used on a P&ID diagram and the types of connections they represent. They test their knowledge in a matching exercise.
The Three-Phase Motor Stator Field
In this animated activity, learners study how stator poles create a rotating field in a three-phase AC motor as a three-phase AC voltage is applied.
A Timer-Off Application
Learners examine how a PLC Timer-Off instruction is used in the operation of an automotive paint booth.
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.
Multi-Rung Control in a Ladder Circuit
Learners study the operation of a ladder circuit in which coils on one rung control contacts in other rungs.
Types of Motion Instructions
The learner will identify the types of motion instructions used for programming a robot.
Elements of a Closed-Loop System
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
Learners study an animated block diagram that describes the function of each element in a closed-loop system used in industrial automation.
The Strain Wave Gear Principle
The learner will understand the inner workings of the strain wave gear principle.
Calibrating an Opposed Optical Sensor
In this animated and interactive object, learners follow three steps to calibrate an opposed optical sensor. They consider horizontal alignment, the sensitivity setting, and having an effective beam.
Ladder Circuit Labeling
Learners examine the labeling scheme used in ladder logic diagrams to identify components, wires, rungs, and rails. This activity includes self-check questions.
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.