The MT 140.20 learning software was developed specially for the piston compressor assembly trainers MT 140.02 and MT 140. It is designed for use in teaching at technical colleges, and is intended to motivate students using demonstration and illustration. The piston compressor assembly project is analysed under a number of headings: assembly/disassembly; functional descriptions; modules and components; calculations and technical data. The user is guided through the assembly process with clear, descriptive computer animations. Various functions are explained by computer-generated visualisation of the moving compressor. Students can also access the supplied AutoCAD or Excel files with drawings and parts lists. The calculation module is used to detemine screw sizes, determine forces, and design the connecting rod. Password-protected configuration files permit custom adaptation to the specific teaching situation by allowing or barring access to modules and files. The software also includes a quiz with a variable set of questions.
Only if the hardware is used together with this learning software, the didactic function of the software becomes completely apparent to the user. The software is therefore only available together with the assembly trainers.
Learning Objectives / Experiments
- Understanding engineering drawings, exercises
with AutoCAD files - Printout of parts lists - Planning the assembly sequence - Familiarisation with single parts and modules - Virtual assembly and disassembly - Explanation of functions - Computer-aided calculations - Dealing with design aspects - Use of Technical English on a real project
* Learning software with calculations and AutoCAD
drawings1 * Computer animated demonstration of complex
correlations: Functions and assembly steps1 * Comprehensive package with clear menu structure
 Multimedia learning software as an accessory to assembly projects MT 140.02 and MT 140  Simple operation with user interfaces similar to MS Windows  Access to parts lists and drawings with AutoCAD or MS Excel  Editable drawings and parts lists  Password-protected configuration files  Language options: German and English  Integrated quiz with catalogue of questions (order of questions can be varied to suit lesson/test)
- German and English Minimum hardware and software requirements