Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Method
By Terry Bartelt
In this animated and interactive object, learners follow steps to perform the process identification procedure for the Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Method. A short quiz completes the activity.
Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Calculations
Learners examine the formulas that are used to determine the proper PID values to be entered into a controller using the Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Method.
Learners study animation showing the operation of an AC wound-rotor motor with its external starting resistors. A short quiz completes the activity.
Work and Power (Screencast)
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
Learners examine the formulas for calculating work in ft-lb units and power in ft-lb/min. units.
What Is Torque? (Screencast)
Learners read a description of torque and study the factors that cause its magnitude to change.
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.
Voltage Regulation of a Zener Diode
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
The learner will understand how a zener diode maintains a constant voltage as the resistance values of a load change.
In this animated activity, learners examine how the speed of a motor may change if the voltage from the power source fluctuates due to power line irregularities. This lesson has audio content.
Visual Logic Basic Programming: Using Flow Charts
By Jason Vosters
In this learning activity you'll understand what flow charts are and how they're used to create computer programs.
Using the Microstepping Technique for Stepper Motors
Learners view animations showing how electrical signals are applied to the coils of a stepper motor to perform microstepping. A short quiz completes the activity.
In this animated object, learners examine how PLC up/down-counters are used to control an automated parking lot gate.
Understanding Circular Robotic Motions
The learner will learn the programming steps that are used to create circular motions with robots.
Understanding and Writing Pseudocode: The Basics
In this activity you'll explore how flowchart programs can be converted into pseudocode programming.
Ultrasonic Sensors (Screencast)
In this animated activity, learners examine the operation of an ultrasonic sensor and the procedure to perform zero and span adjustments. A brief quiz completes the object.
Types of Pneumatic Compressors
Learners examine the operation of positive and non-positive displacement compressors used in pneumatic systems.
Types of Motion Instructions
The learner will identify the types of motion instructions used for programming a robot.
Types of Flow Measurement
Learners study the most common ways to measure fluid flow for industrial processes including absolute quantity, percentage, volumetric flow rate, and mass flow. A brief quiz completes the activity.
In this animated object, learners examine the signals produced by sourcing and sinking two-wire sensors. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Thru-Beam Photoelectric Sensors
This animated lesson shows the operation and characteristics of thru-beam optical sensors.
The learner will understand how to correctly wire a three-wire sinking and sourcing sensor.
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.
Three Phase Wye Transformer Calculations
In this interactive object, learners follow steps to find phase voltages in a partial three-phase power distribution circuit.
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a thermal flowmeter used in process control applications. A brief quiz completes the activity.
The Vortex Flowmeter
Learners view an animation showing the operation of a Vortex flowmeter that is used to measure flow in a process control system.
The Transmission of Force in a Hydraulic System
In this animated object, students view a depiction of how force is transmitted by hydraulic cylinders and confined fluid.