Explores the principles of fluid power pneumatics as applied to industrial systems. Examines various pneumatic components with respect to their functions within pneumatic power and control systems.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Basic Relationships, Safety Policies and Procedures
- Characteristics of Compressed Air, Terminology and Symbols Used in Pneumatics, Physical Properties
- Compressed Air Production, Types of Compressors, Criteria for Selection of Compressors
- Distribution of Compressed Air, Contamination, Compressed Air Filters, and Pressure Regulation
- Compressed Air Lubrication, Service Unit
- Pneumatic Working Elements, Pneumatic Cylinders, Types of Mounting, and Cylinder Construction
- Calculations for Cylinders and Rotary Operation Pneumatic Elements
- Basic Units and Cylinder with Mounted Air Control Block Hydro-pneumatic Systems
- Feed Unit, Rotary Index Table, Collet Chuck, Air Cushion Sliding Table, Vacuum Suction Nozzle, and Vacuum Suction Head
- Valves and Directional Valves
- One-way Valves and Pressure Control Valves
- Shut-off Valve, Valve Combinations, and Program Control Unit
- Proximity Sensing Devices, Air Barrier, Back-pressure Sensor, Pressure Amplifiers - single stage and two stage
- Pneumatic-electric Signal Conversion, Signal Converter, and Signal Converter Contractor
- Define basic pneumatic terms.
- Describe basic pneumatic concepts.
- Diagram a pneumatic circuit to code.*
- Analyze a pneumatic system.*
- Identify the basic pneumatic components.
- Identify the characteristics of air power.
- Describe trouble concerns in components of a pneumatic power system.*
- Analyze and troubleshoot pneumatic hydraulic circuits according to standard practices.*
Assessment and Requirements
All assessment of student achievement is left to the discretion of the individual instructor. Final grade will be a combination of quiz grades, lab assignments, and the final exam.
Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.