Integral Contol Mode Application
By Terry Bartelt
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a robot using the integral control mode to overcome a steady state.
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.
Sinking/Sourcing Input Modules
Learners examine the conventional current flow at a PLC input module, along with the field devices connected to it. This interactive object includes quiz questions and feedback.
PLC Timer Instructions
Learners examine the animated Timer-On Delay instruction and the Timer-Off Delay instruction of a PLC timer. A brief quiz completes the activity.
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.
Learners apply the principles associated with Boyle’s Law. A brief quiz completes the activity.
The Processor Scan Cycle
Learners examine the three steps of a processor scan cycle.
In this animated object, learners examine how a Hall-effect sensor operates. A short quiz completes the activity.
Reading a P&ID Loop
Learners follow steps for reading a P&ID diagram of a closed-loop circuit.
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 Color Code Circuit Example
In this animated and interactive object, learners use a color code to understand the operations of a hydraulic circuit. A brief 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.
Learners view an animation showing how the volume of a given quantity of gas varies directly with its temperature.
Types of Pneumatic Compressors
Learners examine the operation of positive and non-positive displacement compressors used in pneumatic systems.
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.
Determining Hydraulic Cylinder Size
Students read how to calculate the size of a hydraulic cylinder that is required for a particular application. Mathematical formulas are provided.
PLC Sinking Input Modules
In this animated object, learners examine how to wire field devices to a PLC sinking input module.
Thru-Beam Photoelectric Sensors
This animated lesson shows the operation and characteristics of thru-beam optical sensors.
Linear Displacement Transducer
Learners examine how a linear displacement transducer is used to measure the linear position of a physical object. Animations show the sequential steps of the entire operation.
Learners study the method of cascading two or more PLC timers to extend their time capacity.
Absolute Optical Encoders
The operation and characteristics of an absolute optical encoder used in automation applications are presented.
Incremental Optical Encoders
Learners study the operation and characteristics of an incremental optical encoder used in automated manufacturing applications. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Dynamic Braking Circuits
In this animated activity, learners examine the operation of a dynamic braking circuit used to quickly stop a motor.
The Counter-Reset Function
Learners examine the counter-reset function of a programmable controller and how it is used.