Job Tasks Three Phase Motor Overheating
By Excelsior College
In this simulation, the learner must perform a series of job tasks in the role of an electrical mechanical technician conducting maintenance operations.
Pneumatic Schematic Symbol Flashcards
By Terry Bartelt
This interactive object is designed to help learners memorize schematic symbols used in pneumatic diagrams. Learners quiz themselves using electronic flashcards.
Learners observe how to cascade PLC counters to extend the maximum count of one counter.
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.
Optical Encoders (Screencast)
Learners examine the internal components of an optical encoder used in automated manufacturing applications. A brief quiz completes the animated activity.
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.
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.
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.
Motor Starter Protection
Learners examine the ways in which a motor starter circuit is protected by a main circuit breaker and overload heaters when there is excessive current.
Fundamentals of a DC Motor
Learners study the interaction between the conductors of the stator and the armature inside a DC motor, which causes the shaft to rotate. A short quiz completes the activity.
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.
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.
A Timer-Off Application
Learners examine how a PLC Timer-Off instruction is used in the operation of an automotive paint booth.
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.
Single-Phase Motors: Introduction to Phase-Splitting
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
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.
Ladder Circuit Labeling
Learners examine the labeling scheme used in ladder logic diagrams to identify components, wires, rungs, and rails. This activity includes self-check questions.
Sizing Motor Overloads
By Terry Bartelt, Pat Jensen
Learners use the National Electrical Code to determine the size of a motor overload protection device.
Multi-Rung Control in a Ladder Circuit
Learners study the operation of a ladder circuit in which coils on one rung control contacts in other rungs.
Selector Switch Labeling
In this animated object, learners examine the method of interpreting the truth tables for two-position and three-position selector switches on ladder logic circuit diagrams.
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.
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 Absolute Rotary Encoder
The learner will gain an understanding of robot motion control by comprehending the fundamentals of the encoder.
The Elementary AC Generator
Learners view animations showing the operation of the internal parts of an AC generator. A short quiz completes the activity.
Volts per Hertz Ratio in AC Drives
Learners view an animated explanation of why an adjustment of the output voltage by an AC drive is required to maintain a constant torque as the frequency is varied.
Capacitive Proximity Sensors
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a capacitive proximity sensor. A brief quiz completes the activity.