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Using both a simulation of a mechanical systems trainer and the real hardware version, students construct and test a range of mechanisms to evaluate them against design criteria. A wide range of different systems that incorporate gear wheels, belt drives and pulleys are tested. The problem solving tasks test the student’s ingenuity and strengthen their applied maths skills.


 Hydraulics is a key technology that is found in numerous areas of engineering. Hydraulic systems provide the power needed to control aircraft, operate heavy dump trucks and excavators, operate the brakes in our cars and even power lifts in our tall buildings.

To help teachers and students understand the practical applications and theories behind hydraulics we have created a complete instructional module that provides both real hands-on hardware in the form of our ST280 Hydraulics Trainer and a unique software simulation of hydraulic systems. This enables a whole class to carry out activities in the same topic areas at the same time.

The simulator allows the student to construct, operate and evaluate hydraulic circuits. The simulated dump truck system allows students to design, construct and operate the hydraulic system of a dump truck tipper.

Basic  Electricity

This resource assumes no prior knowledge of electricity as it takes students step-by-step through the rules that govern electric circuits. Students configure and test circuits using on-screen simulator software before they construct them on the basic electricity trainer.

The package enables a whole class to carry out activities in the same topic areas at the same time. The simulator allows the student to construct, operate and evaluate electric circuits. A variety of electrical components are provided in the simulator.

Industrial Control

This module explores the way repetitive tasks are automated in industry. Students will create programs to control an electro-pneumatic production line system that repeatedly sorts parts based on their dimensions. The ladder logic programming language and the drive system mimics the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) used in industry. All the programming that the students complete on the system simulator can be tested on both the simulated production line and the real hardware system.

 Automotve Technology
Modern cars encompass a lot of complex technologies that include mechanical systems and electrical/electronic systems. This instructional unit uses both a piece of physical equipment in the shape of our ST390 Automotive Technology Panel Trainer and a unique software simulation of a car and its electrical systems. This enables a whole class to carry out activities in the same topic areas at the same time. Then individual students or small groups of students can replicate the tasks in a series of hands-on activities provided by the eContent leaning materials.
The simulation includes a multimeter that allows students to take circuit measurements of the various electrical systems found in a modern car.
They can also take the car for a drive, assessing the fuel economy using the trip computer, and determine the relationship between gears, engine speed and road speed.
A variety of faults can also be inserted into both the simulator and the Automotive Trainer to provide the students with realistic fault finding activities

Computer Aided Design

Before you enroll in CAD courses, you should familiarize yourself with the topics you’re likely to cover during class.
CAD, also known as Computer Aided Design, is the use of computer technology for the design of both real and virtual objects.
Programs that offer training in CAD can be found at many trade schools and colleges.
Generally speaking, a typical CAD training program will include courses that focus on mathematics and the use of specialized CAD software like AutoCAD.
You will learn how to perform basic functions with this software as well as more specialized functions that relate to specific topics in both architecture and product development.
Some of the basic concepts you can expect to learn during training include:
·         Introduction to CAD software like AutoCAD
·         Skills needed to create basic drawings
·         Skills needed to edit drawings
As you advance in your training, you can also expect to learn the following skills:
·         Drawing complex objects
·         Editing complex drawings
·         Learning new styles to manage text, dimensions and leaders


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