HPN301 - Hydraulics and Pneumatics

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Subject Title
Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Subject Description
This subject deals with the fundamentals of pneumatic and hydraulically powered systems. Students explore the ways in which these systems, combined with programmable logic controllers (PLCs), provide movement and control to a variety of tooling and manufacturing systems. Knowledge gained in this subject is used in the machine and Die design subjects.

Credit Status
Full credit status towards a college program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Create a schematic drawing for a simple hydraulic system used to unload parts from a production tool.

2. Create a schematic drawing for a simple pneumatic system used to unload parts from a production tool.

3. Design a pressure control system for a hydraulic circuit.

4. Set up a hydraulic circuit given certain parameters.

5. Design a directional control circuit for air cylinders.

6. Be able to understand, read, and design, Hydraulic and Pneumatic prints.


Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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