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INDS 255 - Advanced Pneumatics

3 Credit: (1 lecture, 2 open-lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [INDS 253 ]

The purpose of this course is to provide additional background in pneumatics. Topics include pneumatic valves, compressors, manometers, flow meters, vacuum systems, pneumatic motors, quick exhaust valves, air bearings and pneumatic system design. In addition, pneumatic symbols and formulas are stressed. Laboratory includes demonstrations and a series of projects on specialized pneumatic trainers.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Understand and apply advanced pneumatic concepts. 

  1. Read, interpret and apply pneumatic graphic symbols and drawings.
  2. Apply advanced concepts of pneumatics to power pumps and motors.
  3. Apply advanced concepts of actuators for power transmission.
  4. Analyze and troubleshoot advanced pneumatic circuits.

Goal 2:  Design and construct pneumatic DCV applications.

  1. Select a cylinder mounting style for given applications.
  2. Connect and operate quick exhaust valves, 3-way valves, and regulators.
  3. Measure pneumatic motor speed using a photo tachometer.
  4. Perform system analysis for motors and bearings.

Goal 3:  Complete pneumatic maintenance.

  1. Change an air filter element.
  2. Select an air filter for an application.
  3. Connect, fill and adjust a lubricator.

Goal 4:  Describe and design vacuum systems.

  1. Connect and read a vacuum gauge.
  2. Connect and read a manometer.
  3. Calculate vacuum lift force.
  4. Design, connect and operate a vacuum cup.

Goal 5:  Explain pneumatic troubleshooting methods.

  1. Perform lockout/tagout on a pneumatic system.
  2. Use a pressure test point to check system pressure.
  3. Use in-circuit tests for filters, regulators, cylinders, motors, rotary actuators, valves, switches, and generators.
  4. Troubleshoot an air-over-oil system.
  5. Adjust shock absorbers, exhaust restrictors, set points on pressure switches.
  6. Troubleshoot system pressure, speed, and motion.

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