Calculating Lengths for Tube Bending
By Dave Hoffman
The learner reads an explanation of how to determine lengths for tubing and pipe bending and then performs calculations in an interactive exercise. Two methods for determining angle bends are shown. A calculator is required.
Reading a P&ID Loop
By Terry Bartelt
Learners follow steps for reading a P&ID diagram of a closed-loop circuit.
SLC-500 Data File Elements
Learners examine the elements of a data file memory of an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 programmable controller. A quiz completes the activity.
Electrical Opens and Shorts
By Terry Bartelt, David Schwid
In this animated activity, learners examine the difference between opens and shorts in an electrical circuit. A brief quiz completes the object.
Learners examine the different types of lines used on a P&ID diagram and the types of connections they represent. They test their knowledge in a matching exercise.
Measuring Current in a Parallel Circuit
In this interactive learning object, students view the ammeter connections for measuring currents in a parallel circuit with three branches on an energy concepts lab board. A brief quiz completes the activity.
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.
Rotating Vector Representation of the Sine Function
The learner will be able to represent steady-state AC sinusoidal signals using phasors, which will lead to a simplified technique of analyzing AC circuits in a very similar way that we analyze DC circuits.
Power Calculations in a Series/Parallel Circuit
In this learning activity you'll explore various ways to calculate the power consumed in a series/parallel circuit.
Digital Circuit Devices
The two types of digital devices, logic gates and flip-flops, and the types of basic operations they perform are presented.
Conductive Probe Sensors
In this animated object, learners study how conductive probe sensors are used to measure conductive liquid in a container.
Orthographic Projection #1
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine orthographic projection and the Glass Box Theory. Front, side, and top view development is demonstrated with pictorial views of each object to help develop 2D to 3D visualization skills.
In this interactive object, learners examine sectional views used in engineering drawings. The sections shown are full, half, offset, aligned, revolved, and broken-out. Learners match drawings of sectional views with the names of the views.
Series-Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit #5
By Patrick Hoppe
Learners examine a series-parallel circuit and solve 14 problems related to voltage, current, and power. A help screen is provided.
The Binary-Coded Decimal
By John Casey, Terry Bartelt
Learners are introduced to the binary-coded decimal, a common way of encoding decimal digits in computing and electronic systems. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Opens and Shorts in a Parallel Circuit
Learners examine the changes in current and voltage values in a parallel circuit when open and short conditions develop. Ohm's Law calculations are shown, and a brief quiz completes the activity.
Designing a Ladder Diagram
In this animated object, learners examine the design of a ladder circuit that provides manual control to a water pumping system. Students also study modifications to the circuit as the complexity of the system increases.
The Generation of Alternating Current
This learning object describes the production of an alternating current in a generator with a single-loop armature. An illustration of how a sine wave is produced is shown through animation.
The Purge Level Measurement Method
In this animated object, learners examine how the purge pressure system is used to measure levels of material. A brief quiz completes the activity.
How Adding Parallel Branches Decreases Total Resistance
In this animated object, learners follow an analogy of water flowing through pipes and valves to see how resistance decreases in a parallel circuit as branches are added.
Methods of Producing Electricity
In this learning activity you'll review the six different ways in which electricity is produced: chemical, friction, heat, light, magnetism, and pressure.
The Multiplication of Force by a Hydraulic System
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine a depiction of how force is multiplied by a larger cylinder when pressure from a pump is applied to a smaller cylinder. A short quiz completes the activity.
Designing a Cylinder Dwell Circuit
This animated lesson shows how a ladder circuit uses timer-on delays to cause an extrusion machine to operate.
Selecting a Proper Single Phase Transformer
By Gary Lindell, Terry Bartelt
Students follow the steps that are required to select a transformer with the proper ratings. Voltage, frequency, current, and KVA are considered.
Pascal's Law and Hydraulics
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.