Electro Pneumatics

This course is comprised of Five Units. Unit One describes each part of an electrical control system. Unit Two presents the basic principles of electricity and ladder diagrams and introduces sensors and logical valve functions. Units Three and Four, present functional and industrial systems demonstrating sequencing, speed regulation, continuous reciprocation, safety circuits and multi-pressure control. Unit Five presents the basic troubleshooting techniques used in troubleshooting the electrically controlled pneumatic systems. To provide hands-on learning the participants will work on LabVolt Pneumatic Trainers to set-up and trouble shoot circuits.

Learning Objectives 1. Identify Electro Pneumatic System components. 2. Explain the function of each components. 3. Describe what a ladder diagram is, how it operates and how it relates to Pneumatics. 4. Connect and operate ladder diagrams for AND and OR applications. 5. Explain the advantages of indirect control of directional valves. 6. Improve reciprocating time response using quick exhaust valve. 7. Learn about proximity switches and solenoid-operated directional valves. 8. Assemble test circuits using AND and Or functions. 9. Show how a directional valve can memorize a signal and maintain a position. 10. Demonstrate how to pneumatically lock and unlock a circuit. 11. Compare air-locked and electrically locked circuits. 12. Learn about limit switches. 13. Use a pressure regulating valve. 14. Manage multiple pressure control to create a shift in force exerted by an actuator in choosing a different pressure setting. 15. Learn about pressure switches. 16. Learn basic circuits for sequencing to control actuators in a specific order. 17. Learn about cascade circuits. 18. Create an alternating circuit to simulate a cycle-operating application featuring a time-delay relay. 19. Use air compression to control a time-delay relay. 20. Create an alternating circuit to simulate a cycle-operating application and learn basic rules for that type of control. 21. Learn about counters. 22. Build a drilling machine circuit to reproduce typical industrial applications. 23. Build a garbage compactor circuit as a synthesis of previous learning. 24. Set-up multiple control devices to make them work properly in a large electro pneumatic circuit. 25. Use a VOM to troubleshoot an electrical control circuit. 26. Locate faults placed in a system by the instructor. 27. Develop an efficient troubleshooting method to quickly locate faults.

Date/Time: *Please note that these classes are all sponsored by the Department of Labor. To receive the discounted price, the class participants must confidentially and securely supply their social security number. *Please note that the check should be made payable to MASCPA and mailed to MASCPA, 160 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 400, York PA 17401. Any company interested in joining the Maintenance Consortium, please call Tammy Marcase at 717-843-3891.
Payment must accompany non-member registration. Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received at least 5 business working days prior to class start date. Substitutions will be accepted at anytime. No shows and cancellations less than 5 business days prior to class start will be charged the advertised price for the class. Questions: Fax/Mail/Call: Tammy Marcase, 160 Roosevelt Ave., Ste 400, York, PA 17401, Phone: (717) 843-3891, Fax: (717) 854-9445, E-mail: tmarcase@mascpa.org. This training is supported by funding through the Department of Labor and Industry.

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