Practical Mechanical Drives (Belts, Chains and Gears) for Engineers & Technicians

THE WORKSHOP

The mechanical drives workshop is a comprehensive, highly practical and interactive course. You will have an opportunity to discuss drive design-applications, operations, maintenance and management issues. You will be provided with the most up-to-date information and best practice in dealing with the subject. Towards the end of the workshop, you will have developed the skills and ability to recognise and solve drive problems in a structured and confident manner.

The workshop has been designed to examine most mechanical drives such as belts, chains, gears in terms of improved lubrication, proper alignment and fastening techniques. Finally, there is detailed coverage of troubleshooting techniques so that you can identify symptoms of failure well before the event and thus correct the problem.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This workshop is designed for personnel with a need to understand the use, care, installation, or the economics associated with mechanical machinery. Those who will benefit the most from this workshop include the following:

  • Consulting engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Drive sales engineers
  • Drive service contractors
  • Drive operators
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Plant engineer, managers and supervisors
  • Plant operations and maintenance personnel
  • Process control engineers and supervisors
  • Process technicians

CONTENT SUMMARY

MECHANICAL POWER TRANSMISSION

  • Laws of motion
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Basic machines
  • Friction

PRIME MOVERS

  • Introduction and general types
  • AC synchronous motors
  • Induction motors
  • Operating characteristics
  • Selection considerations

BUSHINGS, KEYS, AND KEYWAYS

  • Square, flat, tapered and woodruff keys
  • Tapered, QD and split bushings
  • Splines
  • Sizing and fit
  • Symptoms of failure

GENERAL LUBRICATION CONSIDERATIONS

  • Oil vs. grease
  • How much
  • How often

BEARINGS

  • Types and construction
  • Bearing loads
  • Numbering systems
  • Installation and removal
  • Bearing clearance and pre-loading
  • Bearing failure
  • Bearing life
  • Bearing material
  • Troubleshooting

CHAINS

  • Precision roller chain
  • Sprocket selection
  • Silent chain
  • Engineering chains
  • Chain lubrication
  • Installation and maintenance

BELT DRIVE SYSTEMS

  • V-belt, flat belt, synchronous/timing
  • Principles of operation
  • Determining proper tension
  • Belt selection
  • Miscellaneous belts

GEAR DRIVE SYSTEMS

  • Open and closed systems
  • Parallel, concentric and right angle
  • Load factors and selection
  • Service factoring
  • Installation and maintenance
  • Angular errors, backlash adjustment and alignment considerations
  • Lubrication
  • Gear material
  • Troubleshooting

COUPLINGS

  • Rigid and flexible couplings
  • Universal joints
  • Load factors
  • Chain couplings
  • Installation and alignment
  • Hydraulic couplings

CLUTCHES AND BRAKES

  • Mechanical, friction, centrifugal and plate clutches
  • Clutch selection
  • Torque converters
  • Mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electric brakes

MECHANICAL VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES

  • Open and closed
  • Variable speed belt drives, gear boxes and hydrostatic drives
  • Installation and adjustment
  • Belt materials
  • Troubleshooting
  • Service factoring

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