Pneumatic Training Module Descriptions

Pneumatic Training Module 1 — Valve Basics

The Valve Basics module is an introductory module to people with little or no experience with pneumatic technology in the automation environment. It will equip attendees with a basic foundation of important terminology to discuss pneumatics, and is important for people who want to also grasp more sophisticated topics in pneumatic automation technologies.
Time Required: 20 minutes


Pneumatic Training Module 2 — Directional Control Valves and Manifolds

This takes a deeper dive into pneumatic technology with a discussion of directional control valves. Attendees will learn how to draw and read valve schematics, understand the function of popular valve styles, understand how to read manifold schematics and understand how a pneumatic circuit will function by reading schematics. Requires module 1 or experience with pneumatics.
Time Required: 50-70 minutes


Pneumatic Training Module 3 — Actuators

This module explores actuators, cylinders, rotary actuators and slides. attendees will learn about common styles of actuators on the market, will see common application challenges and understand what to be cautious of when using actuators. will also be exposed to common application challenges, and tests understanding along the way.
Time Required: 50-70 minutes


Pneumatic Training Module 4 — Stopping Actuators in Mid-Stroke

This module compares popular methods of stopping a cylinder in mid position as a result of an e-stop event or power loss. Methods are graded along different criteria of performance, and discusses the pros and cons of different popular methods.
Time Required: 20-30 minutes


Pneumatic Training Module 5 — Air Preparation Technologies

The Air Preparation module walks attendees through why air prep is necessary, how different technologies are put to use in an automation environment, and how to correctly apply the different components and technologies to achieve better air prep success.
Time Required: 20-30 minutes