Hydraulic System Pressure
By Terry Bartelt
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.
Series-Parallel Circuit Analysis: Practice Problems Circuit 1
By Patrick Hoppe
In this interactive object, learners analyze a series-parallel DC circuit problem in a series of steps. Immediate feedback is provided.
Reaction Curve Tuning Example
Learners perform the steps required for the Ziegler-Nichols Reaction Curve Tuning Method. The process identification procedure is performed, calculations are made, and the proper PID values are programmed into the controller.
Engine Lathe: Basic Components and Operation
By Kelly Curran
In this video, you’ll explore the engine lathe, its basic components, and you’ll learn to operate its machine controls.
The Superposition Theorem
The superposition theorem is explained as it relates to dc circuit analysis. Examples are given.
Pressure-Reducing Valve Application
By Terry Bartelt, Stephen Schneider
In this animated activity, a drill-and-clamp machine is used to show an application of a pressure-reducing valve. Recommendations on how to properly make pressure adjustments are also provided.
PLC Shift Registers
By Terry Bartelt, Tom Yapp
In this animated activity, learners study how a PLC performs a shift operation. The learning object covers data movement, data entry, PLC wiring, PLC shift register introductions, and programming for a paint can operation.
Shorts Affecting Current in a Series Circuit
In this learning activity you'll review how a short affects current flow and voltage in a series circuit.
Three-Phase Delta Transformer Calculations
By James Bourassa
Using a memory shortcut for calculations, the learner determines line and phase values of current in a three-phase AC configuration. Practice problems complete the activity.
Schematic Diagram Symbols
In this learning activity you'll review various types of common components used in electronics and view their schematic diagram symbols.
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.
Transfer Functions: The RL Low Pass Filter
Learners read how the transfer function for a RC low pass filter is developed. The transfer function is used in Excel to graph the Vout. The circuit is also simulated in Electronic WorkBench and the resulting Bode plot is compared to the graph from Excel.
In this animated activity, learners examine the three main segments of a hydraulic system: power supply, control, and output. A brief quiz completes the learning object.
Reading Vernier Height Gage Quiz
By Barbara Anderegg
Students take a 13-question quiz to practice reading 25- and 50-division Vernier height gages.
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.
Brain Exercise: Visualization #2
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive object, learners practice their 3D visualization skills by identifying the correct isometric view of an object.
Total Impedance of a Parallel Circuit Using Complex Numbers
Students read how to determine the total impedance of a parallel circuit using complex numbers. The "J" term is used in the calculations.
Calculating DC Values of a Transistor Amplifier
In this animated activity, learners view the seven steps that are used to calculate voltage and current values throughout a common-emitter transistor amplifier.
Sine Wave Fundamentals: Practice Problem #1
In this interactive object, learners determine the Vp, Vp-p, Vrms, Vavg, and the frequency of a sine wave displayed on an oscilloscope screen.
The Magnetron Ignition System
Learners read an explanation of how the Magnetron Ignition System uses a solid state switching component, a step-up transformer, and magnetism to provide a high voltage spark in a one-cylinder combustion engine.
In this learning activity you'll examine how a sine bar is used to measure angles.
Reading a Micrometer
By Sue Silverstein
In this learning activity you'll practice reading an inch micrometer.
The Time Proportioning Operational Amplifier (Screencast)
In this animated object, learners see how a time proportioning operational amplifier varies an average DC voltage. A brief quiz completes the activity.
The learner will understand how to view an object for interpretation in the standard orthographic format and then accurately sketch three orthographic views using 3rd angle projection.
Converting Rotational Velocity to Linear Velocity
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
In this animated object, students view an example of how to convert rotational velocity to linear velocity. They then work practice problems.