Digital Position Control
By Terry Bartelt
In this animated object, learners examine a closed-loop feedback system that uses digital circuits to control the position of a gear rack.
The PLC Examine-On Instruction
Learners examine an animated view of the operation and programming requirements of a PLC Examine-On instruction. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Motor Control Circuits
Learners examine an electric motor control circuit that uses a motor starter module. This activity has audio content.
The Current Limiting Circuit
Learners examine the circuitry in a DC variable speed drive that protects the rectifier diodes and motor windings from being damaged due to excessive current.
Motor Speed Control
Learners examine the speed control circuits in a DC variable speed drive that cause the RPM of a motor to vary. This activity has audio content.
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.
The Reynolds Number
In this animated learning object, users study the factors that affect a pipe’s fluid flow and how those factors pertain to a numerical value (the Reynolds Number).
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.
Series Motor Run-Away
Learners consider the changes inside a series motor that could cause it to break apart if the load was disconnected. A quiz completes the activity.
Types of Flow Measurements
Learners study the most common ways to measure fluid flow for industrial processes including absolute quantity, percentage, volumetric flow rate, and mass flow. A brief 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 Mechanical Force
This animated lesson shows how to calculate the amount of force generated by hydraulic cylinders.
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.
The Dynamic Response of a Closed-Loop System
Learners examine the factors that contribute to the delays in the response time throughout a closed-loop system.
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.
Automatic PLC Counting
By Terry Bartelt, Tom Yapp
Learners study an animated PLC counting operation and examine how the count is automatically reset.
Capacitive Proximity Sensors
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a capacitive proximity sensor. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Sensitivity Adjustments of a Capacitive Sensor
In this animated object, learners study the effects of making sensitivity adjustments to a capacitive sensor.
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.
Acceleration and Deceleration Adjustments
In this animated activity, learners examine the circuitry in a DC variable speed drive that causes the motor to accelerate or decelerate at slow rates. This learning object has audio content.
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.
In this animated object, learners examine how PLC up/down-counters are used to control an automated parking lot gate.
The Absolute Rotary Encoder
The learner will gain an understanding of robot motion control by comprehending the fundamentals of the encoder.