FLPW1340 Pneumatic Circuits and Air Logic

Students will construct pneumatic circuits which will provide practical knowledge of component identification and circuit construction. The student will gain experience connecting, troubleshooting and maintaining pneumatic components and circuits.




FLPW1101 or concurrent and FLPW1150

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Recall pneumatic gas laws.
Identify pneumatic symbols.
Describe manual controlled circuits.
Describe pressure sequenced circuits.
Describe position controlled circuits.
Describe speed control circuits.
Describe proportional circuits.
Describe two hand safety circuits.
Describe air-oil circuits.
Draw position circuits.
Draw sequencing circuits.
Draw combination circuits.
Draw specified industrial circuits.
Operate spring return DCV circuits.
Operate momentary impulse DCV circuits.
Operate spring centered DCV circuits.
Operate reciprocating circuits.
Operate speed control circuits.
Operate position control circuits.
Operate time control circuits.
Operate dual pressure control circuits.
Operate air-oil intensifier circuits.
Operate two hand safety circuits.
Evaluate circuit performance.
Recall electrical terminology.
Recall ladder diagrams.
Describe electro-pneumatic applications.
Describe pressure switch sequencing circuit.
Describe position sequencing circuits.
Describe time controlled circuits.
Describe count controlled circuits.
Describe reciprocating circuits.
Describe combination circuits.
Draw electro-pneumatic position circuits.
Draw electro-pneumatic time circuits.
Write machine sequence.
Demonstrate safe shop procedures.
Demonstrate wiring techniques.
Interface electro-pneumatic components.
Operate pressure switch sequencing circuit.
Operate position sequenced circuit.
Operate time controlled circuit.
Operate count controlled circuit.
Operate reciprocating circuit.
Operate combination circuit.
Operate safety circuit.
Evaluate electro-pneumatic circuit performance.
Define air logic terms.
Describe air logic components.
Identify air logic symbols.
Compare air logic symbols.
Determine air preparation requirements.
Describe air logic circuit construction.
Determine mechanical operations.
Draw power circuit.
Draw air logic circuit.
Operate air logic circuit.
Evaluate air logic circuit performance.
Demonstrate safe troubleshooting practices.
Isolate system problems.
Troubleshoot pneumatic pressure control circuit.
Troubleshoot pneumatic speed control circuit.
Troubleshoot electro-pneumatic circuits.
Troubleshoot air logic circuits.
Troubleshoot accessory circuits.
Troubleshoot power valve circuits.
Troubleshoot programmable logic circuits.
Determine replacement components.
Write service reports.

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details