Mechanical Maintenance Training

Pneumatics

Pneumatics Courses

Mechanical Maintenance Training

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Pneumatics is defined as “using pressurized gases to do work.” Pneumatic systems are based on the controlled use of compressed air as a source of stored potential energy. By controlling how the air is released, the energy can be turned into movement. Pneumatics are used in handheld power tools, automatic doors, and conveyor systems. They are also used in aircraft for landing gear, flaps, and other instruments. The air brakes on buses and trucks are pneumatic, as well as some exercise machines. Typically, pneumatic systems are more flexible, less costly, and more reliable than many other types of electric motors.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how pneumatic systems operate
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of pneumatic systems
  • Recognize the different types of compressors, including piston, screw, lobe, and vane
  • Understand how to operate and maintain a compressor
  • Explain Charles’s law
  • Describe the importance of lubrication in pneumatic systems
  • Understand the role of pressure regulators and directional control valves
  • Identify the differences between single and double acting cylinders

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

First off, energy that is transmitted through a pneumatic system must be directed and under complete control at all times. If it isn’t, useful work may not be done, and machinery or machine operators could be harmed. In this interactive online course you will learn the basics of the pneumatic system, its operation, and its control. You will see diagrams of the components and get explanations for how the various parts work together.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of the pneumatic system
  • Identify the components of the pneumatic system
  • Discuss how pneumatic systems operate
  • Explain how to control or regulate the air pressure in a pneumatic system

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

How much do you know about Pneumatics? In this online, interactive course we’ll be examining a few pneumatic components and showing how they can be used in some basic circuits. We’ll begin with a definition and move through descriptions of the components and circuits.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the term sequence valve
  • Describe cylinders, valves, regulators, and boosters
  • Discuss the use of cylinders, valves, regulators, and boosters
  • Identify safety issues and their resolutions

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Flow control valves used in pneumatic circuits affect actuator speed. Understanding how flow control valves operate will allow you to increase or decrease flow rate to meet the needs of your pneumatic circuits. This interactive online course will teach you about several types of adjustable flow control valves available. You will learn how flow control valves operate by reviewing different pneumatic circuit examples. Additionally, you will learn how an orifice is used to control flow rate. You will also learn about special purpose devices used in pneumatic circuits.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how an orifice is used to control flow rate
  • Identify different types of adjustable flow control valves
  • Describe a typical pneumatic circuit
  • Identify special purpose devices used in pneumatic circuits

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Industrial Pneumatic Technology: Force Transmission

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify sources of pneumatic energy
  • List ways compressed air is used in pneumatic systems
  • Describe how force is carried through liquids and gases
  • Describe how to calculate and measure gas pressure

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Do you know how compressors are used? Were you aware that gas is actually a fluid? In this interactive online course we will discuss the basics of gases and pressure. We will also discuss compressors and how pressure is measured.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • List properties of gases
  • Describe the relationship between pressure, temperature and volume, known as the Modified Ideal Gas Law
  • State how compressors are used to create energy
  • Describe how compressed air is measured and
  • Define velocity

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Air compressors are used in industry to store compressed air or inert gases, which can then be used to power air motors, cylinders, and other pneumatic devices. Clean, dry air is essential for pneumatic systems to function properly, so it is important to remove moisture and contaminants to ensure optimum performance of the system. In this interactive online course, we will identify some components of air compressors, including aftercoolers, dryers, receivers, and air distribution systems.
 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and function of filters for preventing air contamination
  • Describe the purpose and function of an aftercooler in a compressed air system
  • Identify drying techniques most commonly used in industrial pneumatic systems
  • Describe the purpose and function of receivers in a compressed air system
  • Identify the three main types of pipe systems commonly used in industry

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady

Pneumatic components and systems require compressed air that is free of contamination. No matter how well a system is designed, if contaminated air gets into the components, it can interfere with proper circuit operation. In this interactive, online course, we will cover the types of contaminants that can be found in the air used in pneumatic systems and identify ways to clean it up.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how contaminates enter the compressed air system
  • Explain how contaminates can be removed through filtering
  • Discuss three basic types of pneumatic lubricators; injection, standard mist, and recirculating mist
  • Discuss filter, regulator, and lubricator (FRL’s) setups
  • Explain OSHA regulations on air to oil ratio
  • Describe how to adjust the amount of oil dispensed in the lubricator

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady

Selecting the right cylinders, check valves, and motors in pneumatic applications involves more than just picking them off the shelf. In this interactive online course, we will cover check valves and two types of pneumatic actuators: cylinders and motors. We will discuss the functions of each in a pneumatic system. We will also cover formulas used in sizing cylinders, cylinder volume, compression ratio, and more.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the functions of check valves, cylinders, and motors.
  • Define thrust load and tension load.
  • Differentiate between the three cylinder mounting styles.
  • Describe how to calculate the length of a stop tube.

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady

A directional control valve is an essential component that enables flow into different paths from different sources in hydraulic and pneumatic machinery. This fundamental part controls the stop, start and direction of flow. In this interactive, online course we will cover the different types of directional control valves and explain the methods used to classify these valves. We will discuss the use of poppet valves, and identify the different types of shear action valves. Lastly, we will discuss replacing valves and correct sizing for flow rate.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the primary purpose of directional control valves
  • Identify the components of directional control valves
  • Describe methods used to classify directional control valves
  • Identify symbols used indicate flow paths through valves
  • Identify the different types of valve actuation
  • Describe the use of poppet valves
  • Identify the four types of shear action valves: sliding plate/rotary disc, lapped spool, packed spool, and packed bore directional valves
  • Describe how to replace valves and how to size them properly with the correct flow rating

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady

In order to accomplish useful work with a pneumatic system, we need a device that can supply a sufficient amount of air at a desired pressure. The device that performs this function is called a compressor. In this interactive online course we will describe the principles of air compressor operation and give you details about the types of positive displacement and dynamic air compressors. We will instruct you in identifying compressor capacity and we’ll give you parameters for selecting a compressor system.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of air compressor operation
  • Define positive displacement and dynamic air compressors
  • Identify compressor capacity
  • Discuss compressor system selection