Lesson series

Pilot Devices

This training module is designed to provide a general knowledge of the various ways
operators control processes.  It is an expanded version of the Operator Devices module and includes everything from pushbuttons to audible and visible alarms.
Course Length - 1.5 Hours
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What's included?

  • Course Outline
  • Types of Pilot Devices
  • Pilot Device Sizes
  • Panel Pilot Devices – Pushbuttons, Selector Switches, Lights
  • Special Function Devices
  • Contact Blocks
  • Pushbutton Stations
  • Machine Tool Pilot Devices
  • Beacons
  • Audible Devices
  • Stack Lights
  • Pressure and Flow Devices
  • Contact block configurations
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Applications
  • Selection Factors

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be qualified to:
Understand the various pilot devices
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
Determine differences between flow and
pressure devices
Distinguish different beacons and audible devices
Understand why stack lights are used on machines
Be able to understand the basics of electronic operator interface devices
Know how to apply pilot devices


 You will also learn how to understand how to apply audible and visual indicating devices.

Course Lessons