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.
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.
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.
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.
Comparing Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Learners examine the differences and similarities between hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
The Force of a Hydraulic Cylinder
In this interactive object, learners read how to determine the force created by a hydraulic cylinder during extension and retraction. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Hydraulic Schematic Symbol Flashcards
By John Rosz
This interactive object is designed to help learners memorize schematic symbols used in hydraulic diagrams. Learners quiz themselves using electronic flashcards.
Hydraulic Directional Control Valves
In this animated activity, learners examine the operation of hydraulic directional control valves and the internal components that divert the fluid.
Determining Hydraulic Cylinder Size
Students read how to calculate the size of a hydraulic cylinder that is required for a particular application. Mathematical formulas are provided.
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.
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.
Flow Control Valves
In this colorful and animated activity, learners study the operation of a needle valve and the operation of the needle valve with a check valve. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Learners view an animation of a counterbalance valve in operation and examine the valve’s internal structure.
Designing a Cylinder Dwell Circuit
This animated lesson shows how a ladder circuit uses timer-on delays to cause an extrusion machine to operate.
Hydraulic Mechanical Force
This animated lesson shows how to calculate the amount of force generated by hydraulic cylinders.
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.
In this animated object, learners examine different types of pneumatic actuators, cylinders, and motors.
Single-Cycle Reciprocation Circuit
In this animated lesson, the learner examines how a ladder circuit causes the cylinder of a hydraulic circuit to make a single extension and retraction.
The Hydraulic System
Examine the components of a hydraulic system.
Testing a Hydraulic Pump
Learners follow an animated test procedure to determine if the parts of a hydraulic pump are worn.
Hydraulic Pump Action
Learners examine how fluid enters the inlet of a hydraulic pump because of atmospheric pressure and how pressure is created at the pump’s outlet. This object includes audio.
Photoelectric Reciprocation Circuits
This animated lesson shows how a photoelectric sensor, connected to a ladder circuit, causes the cylinder of a hydraulic circuit to extend and retract.
Normally Open vs. Normally Closed Pressure Control Valves
In this animated activity, learners examine the operation of normally open and normally closed valves used in hydraulics. A brief quiz completes the learning object.
Types of Pneumatic Compressors
Learners examine the operation of positive and non-positive displacement compressors used in pneumatic systems.