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"The Future of Industrial Training: the New Digital Classroom"



About the Webinar:
At TPC Training Systems, we’ve been on the hunt for ways that our industrial skills training solutions can evolve to meet the needs of all of our customers, and we’ve learned some things in the process. In this webinar, we’ll share what we’ve learned and give you a preview of the future of industrial training.

You’ll learn about:
  • The best uses of webcast and simulcast training formats
  • The advantages of blended online and live training
  • Virtual reality (VR) training environments, including an exclusive sneak peek inside a VR simulation

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    Force, Weight, and Motion Measurement

    Force, Weight, and Motion Measurement

    This course covers force, stress, and strain and explains the operation of strain-gauge systems. Relates weight to mass and scales to balances. The online course explains the operation of load-cell scales. Describes belt-scale, nuclear-scale, and weigh feeder operation. Covers position measurements by means of proximity detection, air gauging, LVDT gauges, synchros, code disks, and other devices. Explains machine tool control and accelerometer operation. Describes the measurement of angular velocity and acceleration, vibration detection, and machinery balancing. Force, Weight, and Motion Measurement is available in online and course manual formats.

    TPC Training Systems is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this program.

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    • Online Course & Test $85.00
    • Course Manual $57.00
    • Course Manual (Spanish) $57.00

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    Lesson 1 - Force, Stress, and Strain

    Topics:

    Units of force; Static forces; Elasticity; Strain gauges; Gauge factor; Gauge configurations; Other force-measuring devices

    Learning Objectives:
    – Define force, stress, strain, and deformation in terms of the English and SI units used for their measurement.
    – Describe the relationship between stress and strain (Hooke's law).
    – Describe the operation and construction of various kinds of strain gauges.
    – Identify the electrical circuits used with strain gauges.
    – Describe the piezoelectric effect and the capacitance mat and discuss typical applications.

    Lesson 2 - Weight and Mass Measurement

    Topics:

    Weight vs. mass; Acceleration; Spring scales; Balances; Load cell scales; Hydraulic, LVDT, and pneumatic load cells; Batch scales

    Learning Objectives:
    – Define and compare weight and mass, including SI and English units.
    – Explain the relationship between a mass and the acceleration of that mass.
    – Discuss Newton's first law of motion.
    – Describe spring scales, equal-arm balances, and unequal-arm balances.
    – Discuss the operating principles governing load cells.
    – Describe the operation and application of industrial batch scales.

    Lesson 3 - Weighing Materials in Motion

    Topics:

    In-transit weights; Belt-scale systems; Roller scales; Nuclear scale operation; Radiation detectors; Weigh feeders

    Learning Objectives:
    – Name the parts of a belt scale and explain how a typical belt scale operates.
    – Discuss the use of roller scales.
    – Describe the scale comparison, calibration chain, and electronic integrator methods of calibrating in-transit scales.
    – Explain how radiation detectors work and describe the operation of a nuclear scale.
    – Describe how continuous weigh feeders operate and discuss typical applications.

    Lesson 4 - Position Measurements

    Topics:

    Micrometers; Dial indicators; Potentiometers; Tracer systems; Variable-reluctance transducer; Proximity detection; Air gauging; Moving-coil transducer; LVDT gauge; Inspection gauging

    Learning Objectives:
    – Describe how micrometers and dial indicators are used to gauge an object and to make a position measurement.
    – Explain how precision potentiometers, tracer systems, variable-reluctance transducers, and proximity detectors measure linear position.
    – Describe how air gauging is used to measure inside and outside diameters.
    – Discuss the operation and uses of LVDT gauge heads.
    – Explain how typical rotary potentiometers, synchros, and code disks converters operate.
    – Discuss applications for extensometers and full-field devices.

    Lesson 5 - Acceleration, Vibration, and Shock

    Topics:

    Speed vs. velocity; Radar devices; Machine tool control; Linear and angular acceleration; Accelerometers; Vibration; Balancing machinery

    Learning Objectives:
    – Compare speed and velocity and calculate speed from distance and time.
    – Explain how the accelerometer works.
    – Contrast direct and indirect speed measurement and give examples of each.
    – Discuss the operation of LVDT, potentiometric, and piezoelectric accelerometers.
    – Describe the undesirable effects of vibration and discuss ways of preventing them.

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