Module 5:Pneumatics and Electro-pnematics systems
This hands-on training introduces the principles of the pneumatic systems and applications in the found in Industry. It covers fundamental pneumatic schematics and circuits and the function of components including compressors, valves, pneumatic cylinders/actuators, air motors, receivers, heat exchangers, dryers, piping and tubing. Additionally, participants are introduced to electro-pneumatic control systems such as Electrical Control Module with relay control components, Electrical Valve Module with solenoid operated pneumatic directional control valves and electrical / electronic sensors, lead set among other more. Introduces specialized tools, troubleshooting, and maintenance of pneumatics and electro-pneumatics control.
On completion, learners will be able to:
1.Demonstrate understanding of pneumatic systems fundamental principles
2.Identify, inspect, adjust and replace: Sensors (pneumatic valves and electrical switches, proximity sensors and switches), Valves (air and solenoid operated, sequence, directional control), Actuators (cylinders and rotary)
3.understand AND / OR elements, relays, timers, flow controls and quick exhausts
4.Use visual indicators and manual overrides to check operation of components
5.Carry out repairs to pneumatic systems, replace fittings, plastic pipe-work.
6.Use pneumatic circuit drawings as an aid to systematic fault-finding
7.Understand how PLCs are interfaced and used to control pneumatic systems