Pneumatic FRL Units
By Terry Bartelt
Learners examine a Filter-Regulator-Lubricator (FRL) unit that is used to prepare the air in a pneumatic system.
Thru-Beam Photoelectric Sensors
This animated lesson shows the operation and characteristics of thru-beam optical sensors.
In this animated object, learners examine the ratio control method used in automation when two or more ingredients are mixed. A brief quiz completes the activity.
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.
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.
Gear Ratio Concepts
By James Bourassa
In this animated object, learners examine the concept of gear ratios. The number of teeth, diameters, and velocity relationships are discussed and calculated using linear ratio equations. A quiz completes the activity.
Hydraulic Pressure Switch Applications
This animated lesson demonstrates hydraulic pressure switch applications when the switch is connected to a ladder circuit to operate in a hydraulic system.
Inductive Proximity Sensors
Learners examine the operation of an inductive proximity sensor in this animated object. 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.
Hydraulic Pump Action
By Terry Bartelt, Stephen Schneider
Learners examine how fluid enters the inlet of a hydraulic pump because of atmospheric pressure and how pressure is created at the pump’s outlet. This object includes audio.
Studies show that more than 75 percent of all hydraulic system failures are a direct result of unclean oil. In this interactive object, learners examine the three primary types of hydraulic system filters. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Physics Concepts in Hydraulics
In this animated activity, learners view the following physics concepts in action: force, friction, horsepower, work, power, inefficiency, resistance, inertia, and energy.
In this animated object, learners examine different types of pneumatic actuators, cylinders, and motors.
Single-Cycle Reciprocation Circuit
In this animated lesson, the learner examines how a ladder circuit causes the cylinder of a hydraulic circuit to make a single extension and retraction.
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.
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.
A Timer-On Application
In this interactive object, learners view a practical application of a PLC Timer-On function.
Absolute Optical Encoders
The operation and characteristics of an absolute optical encoder used in automation applications are presented.
The Multiplication of Force by a Hydraulic System
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine a depiction of how force is multiplied by a larger cylinder when pressure from a pump is applied to a smaller cylinder. A short quiz completes the activity.
The Frequency of an AC Generator
By Walter Hedges, Terry Bartelt
Learners study the factors that determine the frequency of an AC generator, such as the rotational speed of the armature or the number of stator poles.
The IR Comp Network
In this animated activity, learners examine the circuitry in a DC variable speed drive that keeps the motor running at a constant speed as the load varies.
Ladder Logic Schematic Symbol Flashcards
By John Rosz, Terry Fleischman
This interactive object is designed to help learners memorize the schematic symbols used in ladder logic diagrams. Learners quiz themselves using electronic flashcards.
Single-Phase Motors: Introduction to Phase-Splitting
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
Learners will understand how the interaction of the armature magnetic field and the rotating stator field cause the rotor of a single-phase AC motor to turn.
The learner will understand how to correctly wire a three-wire sinking and sourcing sensor.