This class builds on basic pneumatic skills by introducing more advanced concepts such as air logic, ways to decelerate a pneumatic cylinder, and how to prevent condensation in a pneumatic circuit. Participants will have the opportunity to study these concepts while working with a hands-on training module, which enables practicing skills such as connecting and operating a two-way valve and changing an air filter element. This approach of simultaneously teaching theory and practice reinforces each element and results in a thorough understanding of the topic. The course curriculum will explain how concepts and skills are applied in real-world environments. As two examples, Intermediate Pneumatics will explain how an externally air-piloted pneumatic directional control valve is implemented in a pneumatic punch press and why sliding plate spools are preferable to other spools in a cement plant. The class meets for a total of 16 hours of training and is a prerequisite for our Advanced Pneumatics class.
This class covers a diverse range of topics, such as how air bearings, pneumatic motors, and pneumatic cylinders are used to move loads, applications for vacuums such as food packaging, as well as how to measure vacuum levels. It also includes a comprehensive look at air compressors, their components, and how to safely operate them. By taking the approach of melding theory and practice, Amatrol curriculum reinforces both, resulting in a learner that can calculate the theoretical lifting force of a vacuum cup and understand how to select the correct pneumatic motor for a specific task. Participants can use this class to build hands-on pneumatic skills with real-world components like an orifice plate flow meter, quick exhaust valve, suction cup, vacuum generator, and vacuum gauges. The class meets for a total of 16 hours of training.