Just-in-time training is an effective way to diagnose and fix mechanical problems. An example of an interactive instruction is available at and then under Interactive Training. The demo shows how to replace a steering gear pitman arm on an Army Striker armored vehicle. Research says people remember more if they learn it in simulations and games. Rendering is more than adding color. Images and models in JITT lessons can be colored or not, depending on which is the most effective presentation. There are many ways to go beyond classroom learning to support complex equipment and convey critical information to teams. Alternatives include distance learning, Web-based learning, computer-based training, and e-learning. Each has advantages, such as on-demand availability and no need for out-of-town travel. But organizations increasingly need complimentary strategies which link Web-based learning and on-demand availability with just-in-time requirements to on-the-job needs. Traditional training methods often fall short because they require either extensive training courses or browsing and searching through publications to find what is needed. Students, however, find that emerging just-in-time interactive training methods are a more effective tool than publication-based training and a better match for organizations that handle maintenance. JITT presents technical information in a format that ensures fast understanding. Multimedia, for example, combines 3D visuals, animation, sound, text, and interactivity to speed learning and increase retention. Data in 3D lets students quickly take in a lot of information. It is the best way to show how a mechanical assembly can be taken apart and reassembled, short of working on the actual assembly. Models in 3D also let students see parts from all sides, flip them upside down, and thoroughly investigate them in relation to their position and function. Recent course-development software allows reusing 3D data from engineering computer-aided design (CAD) applications for use as JITT material. This
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Electric Valve Actuators
Electric valve actuators mount on valves which, in response to a signal, automatically move to a desired position using an outside power source. Single-phase or three-phase AC or DC motors drive a combination of gears to generate the desired torque level.
Linear Guides and Rails
Linear guides and rails provide a smooth, precision, guiding surface on which the rolling element of a linear bearing rides.
Electric linear actuators have an output rod that provides linear motion via a motor driven ball screw, lead screw, or ACME screw assembly. The actuator's load is attached to the end of a screw or rod and is often unsupported.
Industrial vibrators use rotary or linear motion to provide consistent vibration for laboratory and industrial shakers, screeners and classifiers, and bins and hoppers. They are powered by an electric motor, pneumatic pistons, or hydraulic fluid.
Voice Coil Actuators and Motors
Voice coil actuators and motors generate force when subjected to an electrical current or magnetic field. The coil within the motor is the only moving component, allowing for high speed motion and accurate positioning.
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