Mechanical Maintenance Training

Mechanical Drives

Mechanical Drives Courses

Mechanical Maintenance Training

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Motor testing techniques are critical procedures for industrial machines and should be performed before initial machine production run startup, and/or after any machine rebuild, and/or after any maintenance routine test that indicates a degraded electrical condition. This interactive online course will teach you how motor testing fits into the overall reliability and Asset Condition Management (ACM) Program. You will learn about common testing equipment and procedures. Additionally, you will be presented sample machinery case histories addressing practical considerations for testing industrial electrical motors.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • List the sources of motor issues
  • Identify the six fault zones found in motor systems
  • Describe safety concerns related to faulty insulation
  • Identify testing procedures used for motor analysis

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

The primary function of all belt drives is the transmission of power from a source, such as an engine or electric motor, to a variety of devices. Improper tension and misalignment are the main problems that cause belts to fail. Both of these can be prevented with regular inspections, and basic knowledge of how to adjust tension and alignment. This course will describe safety measures for working with belts and drives, how to prevent common belt problems, how to inspect a belt, as well as how to remove and replace belts.

Learning Objectives

  • List safety measures for working with belts and drives
  • Describe how to prevent common belt problems
  • List steps for inspecting a belt
  • Describe how to measure and adjust belt tension
  • Describe how to remove and replace belts
  • Describe types of and adjustments for pulley or sheave misalignment

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Belt drives are known as flexible machine elements. This type of element has the advantage of being able to absorb significant amounts of shock and vibration. The primary function of all belt drives is the transmission of power from a source, such as an engine or electric motor, to a variety of devices. This course will discuss advantages and disadvantages of belt drives, belt types, common belt problems, and proper belt handling.

Learning Objectives

  • Define power transmission and drive train
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of using belt drives
  • Describe the relationship between speed and torque
  • Recognize the differences between flat, V, serpentine, and synchronous belt types
  • Describe common belt problems
  • Describe proper belt care and handling

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

A chain drive is a system that includes two or more sprockets and a chain. One sprocket is driven, and its teeth mesh with the gaps in the links of the chain. When the sprocket is turned, it catches the chain, and transfers the force of the input to the rest of the system. The purpose of a chain drive is to transmit power from one place to another. This course covers the common components of chain drives as well as several procedures that can be performed to optimize chain drive performance.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the purpose of a chain drive system
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of chain drives
  • Identify and describe the components of a chain drive
  • Describe sprocket ratios and pitch diameter
  • Identify safety hazards and safety guidelines while performing chain drive adjustments
  • Describe how to check for sprocket straightness, sprocket misalignment, and sprocket wear
  • Describe the importance of chain lubrication
  • Describe what to look for when inspecting for chain wear
  • Explain how chain elongation occurs

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Gears are mechanical devices, designed with teeth specifically shaped to minimize wear, vibration, and noise, while also maximizing a power transmission’s efficiency. They are able to reverse the direction of rotation, change the speed of rotation, and transfer rotation to a different axis. This course will describe the purpose, types, performance, and applications of gears.

Learning Objectives

  • Define gear trains and ratios
  • Identify gearboxes and performance specifications
  • Differentiate between gear types, including spur, helical, bevel, worm, rack and pinion, and crown gears
  • Identify additional gear types, including herringbone, spiral hypoid, and planetary
  • Define clearance and backlash
  • Describe the role of right angle drives
  • Differentiate between worm drives, double enveloping worms, and double lead worms
  • Describe the complications of noise, wear, and friction loss

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This interactive online course addresses how different couplings attach to shafts. You will learn factors that can increase wear and the lifespan of a coupling, and the applications of different coupling types.

This course is part of a series of courses on basic mechanical maintenance. Additional courses in this series include: Mechanical Maintenance: Basic Terms of Maintenance Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Gear Reducers Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining V-Belts Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining Flexible Drives: Roller Chain and Silent Chain Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining Flexible Drives: Flat Belts, V-Belts, and Timing Belts Mechanical Maintenance: Couplings Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Brakes and Clutches

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify factors that affect coupling,
  • Deal with misalignment issues, and
  • Select an appropriate type of coupling for a shaft

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This interactive online course teaches you about the basic terms commonly used in industry. You will learn definitions for concepts, including measurements of energy, temperature, and loading limits. You will also learn about common industrial processes, and examine some of the components used in these processes.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify different measurements of energy, including force, work, torque, and power
  • Describe the differences among metals commonly used in industry, and explain the ways metal may be altered for various purposes
  • Discuss the different terms used to define loading limits, including elastic limit, yield point, and ultimate and working strength
  • Identify different components of industrial machinery, including seals, flanges, pulleys, and bearings

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

When the normal operating speed of a motor is different from that required for an application, speed reducers, frequently called gear boxes or gear reducers, are often used to lower the speed. This interactive online course will teach you about the basic parts that all reducers have in common. You will learn common problems that go wrong with reducers and how to spot them early, before they become serious. You will also learn how to maximize the efficiency of reducers you work with and how to get them running again when things go wrong. You will also be taught what to look for during an overhaul. This course is part of a series of courses on basic mechanical maintenance. Additional courses in this series include: Mechanical Maintenance: Basic Terms of Maintenance Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Gear Reducers Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining V-Belts Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining Flexible Drives: Roller Chain and Silent Chain Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining Flexible Drives: Flat Belts, V-Belts, and Timing Belts Mechanical Maintenance: Couplings Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Brakes and Clutches

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of input and output shaft reducers
  • Describe how to replace a reducers seal
  • Distinguish the different types of reducer ratings
  • List the steps to overhaul a reducer

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Do you know the best ways to troubleshoot and maintain V-belts? This interactive online course teaches you about the basics of maintaining V-belts. You will learn how to describe V-belt types, explain proper V-belt installation, identify problems with V-belts, and discuss V-belt replacement.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe V-Belt types
  • Explain proper V-Belt installation
  • Identify problems with V-belts
  • Discuss V-Belt replacement

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This interactive online course teaches you about two kinds of power transmission drives, those using roller chain and those using silent chain. You will learn about how they are constructed and how they work. You will also learn about some of the most common reasons why they fail.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different parts of a roller chain drive and describe how they are constructed
  • List the common causes of roller chain failure
  • Identify silent chain drives and describe how they differ from roller chain drives
  • Discuss the recommendations for proper installation and maintenance of chain drives

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Transmission drives rely on belts to transfer power. No belt lasts forever, but by following the guidelines discussed in this course, unexpected equipment downtime can be minimized. This interactive online course will teach you about three types of belt driven power transmission drives, flat belts, V-belts and timing belts. You will learn how each belt works, how they’re constructed, and taught the importance of proper installation and maintenance. This course is part of a series of courses on basic mechanical maintenance. Additional courses in this series include: Mechanical Maintenance: Basic Terms of Maintenance Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Gear Reducers Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining V-Belts Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining Flexible Drives: Roller Chain and Silent Chain Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining Flexible Drives: Flat Belts, V-Belts, and Timing Belts Mechanical Maintenance: Couplings Mechanical Maintenance: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Brakes and Clutches

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how arc of contact and tension effect the mechanical power a belt can transmit
  • List the different types of V-belts
  • Identify the four basic parts on all timing belts
  • Identify a belts length, pitch, and width

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This interactive online course addresses how breaks and clutches work, conditions that can cause breaks and clutches to fail, and brake and clutch maintenance to better prevent premature wear.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how breaks and clutches work.
  • Identify what conditions can cause breaks and clutches to fail.
  • Identify operating conditions that accelerate normal wear.
  • Apply the maintenance breaks and clutches require.

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course is designed to familiarize participants with basic concepts associated with the operation of gear drives, belt drives, and chain drives. After completing this course, participants should be able to describe the general function of gear drives, belt drives, and chain drives, and explain how each of these equipment drive components operates to transfer power from a driver to a piece of driven equipment. They should also be able to describe operator checks that are commonly performed on gear drives, belt drives, and chain drives.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what a gear drive is, and its general function.
  • Identify the major components of a typical gearbox.
  • Describe typical operator checks and concerns that apply to gear drives.
  • Explain what a belt is and describe its general function.
  • Describe typical single and multiple V-belt drives.
  • Explain what a chain drive is and its general function.
  • Describe a typical chain drive and some common ways that chain drives are lubricated.
  • Describe typical operator checks and concerns that apply to belt drives.
  • Describe typical operator checks and concerns that apply to chain drives.

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an overview of gearbox disassembly and reassembly. Replacing damaged gearbox components is an important part of a maintenance technician’s job. Understanding how to safely and properly disassemble and reassemble a gearbox is essential to any gearbox repair or overhaul. At the completion of this course, participants will be able to describe checks, measurements, and installation procedures for gearboxes.

Learning Objectives

  • List precautions and methods associated with gearbox disassembly.
  • Discuss precautions and methods associated with gearbox reassembly.
  • Describe procedures for checking shaft endplay, backlash and tooth contact, and shaft runout.
  • Identify main components of a motor actuator that uses a worm gearset.

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Gears are found in many types of equipment in industrial facilities. They are vital components, and a gear problem can cause a whole operation to come to a complete stop. This course covers what gears are, how they work, and different types found within industry. It also provides an overview of problems that may affect gears and how to prevent them.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the function, operation, and characteristics of various types of gears.
  • Define the terms “backlash,” “endplay,” and “tooth contact.”
  • Explain the characteristics of gearboxes and gearset arrangements.
  • Discuss gear tooth breakage, gear lubrication, scoring, and pitting.