The Cycloidal Gear Drive
The learner will gain an understanding of the inner workings of the cycloidal gear drive while watching a video and listening to an explanation of its features.
Understanding Circular Robotic Motions
The learner will learn the programming steps that are used to create circular motions with robots.
The Six-Axis Robot
The learner will view videos showing the movements of each axis of the six-axis robot.
The learner will identify components of a welding robot and determine if the robot is set up correctly to avoid singularity.
The Purge Level Measurement Method
By Terry Bartelt
In this animated object, learners examine how the purge pressure system is used to measure levels of material. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Hydraulic Mechanical Force
This animated lesson shows how to calculate the amount of force generated by hydraulic cylinders.
Capacitive Proximity Sensors
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a capacitive proximity sensor. A brief quiz completes the activity.
The Hydraulic System
Examine the components of a hydraulic system.
Learners observe how an optical pyrometer is used to take temperature measurements without making physical contact with the object being measured.
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.
In this animated object, learners examine how various types of positive and non-positive displacement hydraulic pumps work.
The Strain Wave Gear Principle
The learner will understand the inner workings of the strain wave gear principle.
Testing a Hydraulic Pump
By Terry Bartelt, Stephen Schneider
Learners follow an animated test procedure to determine if the parts of a hydraulic pump are worn.
In this animated object, learners study how the internal parts of an AC synchronous motor interact with magnetic fields to cause rotation. A short quiz completes the activity.
Learners study animation showing the operation of an AC wound-rotor motor with its external starting resistors. A short quiz completes the activity.
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.
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.
The Frequency of an AC Generator
By Walter Hedges, Terry Bartelt
Learners study the factors that determine the frequency of an AC generator, such as the rotational speed of the armature or the number of stator poles.
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.
An Introduction to Motor Control Circuits
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
The learner will understand the operation of motor control circuits used to start and stop three-phase motors.
Studies show that more than 75 percent of all hydraulic system failures are a direct result of unclean oil. In this interactive object, learners examine the three primary types of hydraulic system filters. A brief quiz completes the activity.
The Relationship of Data File Addresses to I/O Modules
In this animated learning object, students examine the addresses of PLC elements and how they pertain to I/O connections and internal memory files.
DC Compound Motors
Learners study animation showing the operation of cumulative and differential DC compound motors. A short quiz completes the activity.
Absolute Optical Encoders
The operation and characteristics of an absolute optical encoder used in automation applications are presented.
Endothermic vs. Exothermic Reactions
In this animated object, learners examine how the heating or cooling steps in a manufacturing process work to control a chemical reaction.