FLPW2191 Industrial Circuit Design

This course combines all the curricula in the Fluid Power Technology program. A complete industrial circuit will be developed. A complete schematic will be developed for the hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and mechanical systems. You will select, pump and actuators will be sized and valves will be specified. A Bill of Materials is developed. Creativity will be utilized to design efficient, safe and economical circuits. This course is intended for individuals involved with design of production machines, automated systems, food processing or harvesting equipment. Individuals involved in the specifications of hydraulic and pneumatic components should consider this course.




FLPW1106 and FLPW1231

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 goals will be addressed in the course.
Design production machine.
Size cylinders.
Size valving.
Size pump.
Size prime mover.
Size accessory components.
Specify hydraulic pneumatic electrical components.
Specify accessory components.
Operate production machine.
Evaluate system.
Draw ladder diagram circuits.
Design sequencing circuits.
Design position circuits.
Design on-delay timing circuits.
Design off-delay timing circuits.
Design speed control circuits.
Design counting circuits.
Design sensing circuits.
Troubleshoot circuits.
Evaluate air logic circuits.
Design accumulator circuit.
Design closed loop hydrostatic circuits.
Design intensifier circuit.
Design compression/decompression circuit.
Design filter conditioning circuit.
Design temperature conditioning circuit.
Design safety circuit.
Design series circuit.
Design parallel circuit.
Design open center master/slave valve circuit.
Design a winch circuit.

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