Hydraulic Cylinder Speed
By Terry Bartelt
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine why the piston of a hydraulic cylinder extends slower than it retracts. A brief quiz completes the activity.
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the interaction between a conductor that represents a motor armature and a magnetic field that represents a motor’s main field. This interaction causes the shaft to turn.
The Variable Reluctance Stepper Motor
Learners view colorful animations showing the operation of a VR stepper motor.
Oscilloscope AC Voltage Measurements
In this animated learning object, students view the operation of an oscilloscope that is used to measure AC voltages. A brief quiz completes the activity.
In this animated activity, learners examine how an electronic converter changes digital signals to analog signals. Sections of a synthesizer are identified, and the operation of a D/A converter is demonstrated.
Conductors, Insulators and Resistors
In this animated activity, learners examine why various materials are conductors, insulators, or resistors of current. A short quiz completes the learning object.
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.
In this animated lesson, students view the operation of an electromechanical relay. A brief quiz concludes the activity.
Current in a Series Circuit
In this learning activity you'll determine what happens to current flow in a series circuit when the resistance is changed.
Building a Binary Counter with a JK Flip-Flop
By Patrick Hoppe
In this animated activity, learners examine the construction of a binary counter using a JK flip-flop. The ability of the JK flip-flop to "toggle" Q is also viewed.
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.
By Glenn Sokolowski
Learners examine pictorial drawings used in engineering including sectioned and exploded drawings. A sketching quiz is provided to help the learner create simple pictorial sketches by using orthographic views and an isometric template.
Pressure Relief Valves
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a hydraulic relief valve and its internal components. A brief quiz completes the activity.
In this animated object, learners examine how various types of positive and non-positive displacement hydraulic pumps work.
By Terry Bartelt, Stephen Schneider
Learners view an animation of a counterbalance valve in operation and examine the valve’s internal structure.
In this animated object, learners examine different types of pneumatic actuators, cylinders, and motors.
Pressure-Reducing Valve Application
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.
In this animated object, learners examine the basic types of limit switches and how they are used.
Integral Contol Mode Application
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a robot using the integral control mode to overcome a steady state.
Armature Action of AC Motors
In this animated object, learners study the rotation of the magnetic stator field of an AC motor and how it interacts with the armature to cause rotation. A short quiz completes the activity.
Capacitive Proximity Sensors
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a capacitive proximity sensor. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Op Amp Fundamentals: The Operational Amplifier
Students read about the characteristics of the ideal operational amplifier and compare them with the industry standard LM741C.
The Differentiator Op Amp
In this animated object, learners examine the circuit configuration and operation of a differentiator operational amplifier. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Zener Diode Voltage Regulation
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine how changes in applied voltage affect the current and voltages in a zener diode voltage regulation circuit. A short assessment completes the activity.
The Vertical Portion of the Sine Wave
In this animated lesson, learners examine sine waves and alternating current. A brief quiz completes the object.