Week #4: (11/2-6) Ch.7 & 8 Hydraulic & Pneumatic Symbols

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Week #4: (11/2-6) Ch.7 & 8 Hydraulic & Pneumatic Symbols

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This week we will be discussing Chapters 7 & 8 in the text on Hydraulic and Pneumatic Symbols & Diagrams.

We will spend a short part of Monday's class on Microsoft Visio from Week #3.

IMPORTANT: The second "quiz pack" will be distributed in class today (11/2) and will be due on on 11/7.

10/31: Basic Hydraulic & Pneumatic Symbols and components. We'll start the discussion by working through this tutorial Comparing Hydraulics and Pneumatics.

As we work through Chapter 7 in the text to look at the various components of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

Here are a few tutorials on Pneumatic Components:

Pneumatic Directional Control Valves

Pneumatic Schematic Symbols & Flashcards

11/2: Continue discussing pneumatic and hydraulic components.

Control of a Reciprocation Circuit.

To put some perspective on the technical diagrams and content we're learning, I thought this might be a good time to show a recent senior project.

Here is a YouTube video of the Spring 2015 Senior Advanced Automation Bottle Filling Project. Note the use of electrical, pneumatic, robotic, microcontroller and PLC (programmable logic control) components in their project. An electric screw-drive motor feeds the empty bottles. Pneumatic cylinders are used to push & position the bottles into the proper position. A microcontroller is used for table rotation control. An electrically controlled fill valve is used to control the fill of the bottles. A robot is used to screw on the caps. The end-effectors of the robot were made in-house with a Makerbot 3D printer. Pneumatics control the bottles as they drop into carriers. The entire process is controlled by a Click PLC.

11/4: Pneumatic and hydraulic components in Visio. Today you will be given a Visio assignment in class to create a simple fluid power diagram. NOTE: The control valve was created out of the Visio symbol library and then "Grouped" into a single component. See the assignment sheet below.

In-Class Visio Assignment: Here is the assignment to create a Pneumatic Dual Acting Cylinder Diagram in Visio. This assignment will be distributed in class on Friday, 11/4, and is due no later than noon of Monday, 11/14. A pdf is attached for your convenience:
Visio Fluid Power Diagram Assignment v16.1_complete.pdf
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