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 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.
Equivalent Gates/Ladder Logic Circuits
Learners will identify ladder logic diagrams and the logic functions they perform.
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.
The Strain Wave Gear Principle
The learner will understand the inner workings of the strain wave gear principle.
RPM of AC Motors
Learners study factors that affect the synchronous speed of an AC motor: the applied AC frequency and the number of stator poles.
The Six-Axis Robot
The learner will view videos showing the movements of each axis of the six-axis robot.
Sizing Motor Overloads
By Terry Bartelt, Pat Jensen
Learners use the National Electrical Code to determine the size of a motor overload protection device.
Single-Phase Motors: Introduction to Phase-Splitting
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.
Understanding Circular Robotic Motions
The learner will learn the programming steps that are used to create circular motions with robots.
An Introduction to Motor Control Circuits
The learner will understand the operation of motor control circuits used to start and stop three-phase motors.
The learner will gain an understanding of the modes of axis movement for successful robot programming.
The learner will identify components of a welding robot and determine if the robot is set up correctly to avoid singularity.
Types of Motion Instructions
The learner will identify the types of motion instructions used for programming a robot.
The Absolute Rotary Encoder
The learner will gain an understanding of robot motion control by comprehending the fundamentals of the encoder.
Pascal's Law and Hydraulics
By Terry Bartelt
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.
Motor Control Circuits
Learners examine an electric motor control circuit that uses a motor starter module. This activity has audio content.
Signed Binary Numbers: 2's Complement
By John Casey, Terry Bartelt
Learners use this interactive and animated object to examine the use of binary numbers in a programmable logic controller. A brief quiz completes the activity.
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.
In this animated object, learners examine how PLC up/down-counters are used to control an automated parking lot gate.
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.
In this animated activity, learners study how the magnetic field of an armature can distort the DC motor's main magnetic field. A brief quiz completes the object.
Overflow and Underflow for Signed Binary Numbers
By John Casey, Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
Learners examine the occurrence of overflow and underflow conditions in a programmable logic controller. It is recommended that users view the learning object “Signed Binary Numbers” in advance of this object.
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.