Lesson series

Operators Devices

This training module is designed to
provide a general knowledge of the various ways
operators control processes.
This course qualifies for Pennsylvania .5 CEU.
Course Length - 1/2 hour  
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What's included?

  • Course Outline
  • Types of Operator Devices
  • Types of Devices
  • Pushbuttons
  • Selector Switches
  • Indicating Lights
  • Special Function Devices
  • Contact Blocks
  • Pushbutton Stations
  • Stack Lights
  • Contact block configurations
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Selection Factors

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be qualified to:
Understand the various type of pilot
Be familiar with pushbutton types
Understand selector switch operation
Distinguish the different indicator lights
Be familiar with special function operators
Recognize the different contact blocks available
Understand why stack lights are used on machines
Be able to understand the basics of
electronic operator interface devices
Understand the selection factors


 You will also learn how to recognize the meaning of IEC symbols and colors.

Course Lessons