Types of Pneumatic Compressors
By Terry Bartelt
Learners examine the operation of positive and non-positive displacement compressors used in pneumatic systems.
Simple Pneumatic Circuits
Learners examine the operation of five pneumatic animated circuits that use directional control valves, pilot lines, check valves, needle valves, and cylinders.
The Relationship of Data File Addresses to I/O Modules
In this animated learning object, students examine the addresses of PLC elements and how they pertain to I/O connections and internal memory files.
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.
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.
Learners study how a DC motor generates counterelectromotive force. A short quiz completes the object.
Applying the Motor Voltage
In this animated lesson, learners examine the rectifier circuitry in a DC variable speed drive that supplies the voltages to the field coil and armature.
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.
The Absolute Rotary Encoder
The learner will gain an understanding of robot motion control by comprehending the fundamentals of the encoder.
RPM of AC Motors
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
Learners study factors that affect the synchronous speed of an AC motor: the applied AC frequency and the number of stator poles.
Elements of a Closed-Loop System
Learners study an animated block diagram that describes the function of each element in a closed-loop system used in industrial automation.
In this animated object, learners observe the operation of a J thermocouple with a cold junction. A table is used to convert the voltage it produces to a corresponding temperature. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Pilot-Operated, Pressure-Reducing Valve Malfunctions
By Terry Bartelt, Stephen Schneider
In this animated activity, users examine the causes of malfunctions in a hydraulic pressure-reducing valve and the problems that result. A short quiz completes the learning object.
Synchronous Speed of an AC Motor
In this animated and interactive object, learners study the synchronous rotational speed of the magnetic field created by the stator of an AC Motor.
Internal Circuits of an Inductive Proximity Sensor
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of various circuits that are internal to the inductive proximity sensor.
PLC Counter Instructions
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of up-counters and down-counters for a programmable controller. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Optical Encoder Classifications
In this animated object, learners examine the two types of optical encoders used in automation applications: incremental and absolute. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Interlocking Ladder Diagrams
Learners examine how a ladder logic circuit becomes latched when a normally open pushbutton is momentarily pressed.
Basic Elements of a Plastics Extruder
By Craig Hemken
In this animated object, learners examine the parts of a plastics extruder. A quiz completes the activity.
Hydraulic Mechanical Force
This animated lesson shows how to calculate the amount of force generated by hydraulic cylinders.
Integral Reset Setting
Learners study animations showing the integral function of a closed-loop control system and the difference between the two types of integral controller settings, reset rate and reset time. A short quiz completes the activity.
On-Off Control of a Feedback System
Learners examine the operation of the on-off control mode using a home heating example. A short quiz completes the activity.