Mechanical Systems 1 Learning System (96-MEC1)

A Student Reference Guide sourced from the system’s interactive eLearning includes the entire series’ technical content from the learning objectives.



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Basic Mechanical Systems Training System | Hands-On Skills + Virtual Simulator

Learning System: 96-MEC1

Amatrol’s Mechanical Systems 1 Learning System (96-MEC1) builds basic mechanical technical knowledge by focusing on the fundamentals of basic mechanisms and simple mechanical systems. This learning system is ideal for future technicians and engineers because it begins with the building blocks of mechanical systems, first conceptually with topics like force, torque, and velocity, and then continues with hands-on skill-building with components like levers, wheels, and inclined planes. Combining theory with skills and components, learners will practice constructing various mechanical systems, taking various measurements, and making a wide array of calculations.

The 96-MEC1 workstation features level 1 and level 2 mechanical components including linkages, cams, turnbuckles, pulleys, and gears. This learning system also includes strong mechanical curriculum with a stunning depth and breadth of knowledge that shows how mechanical concepts are applied in real-world applications such as gear trains, wiper linkages, hoists, and many more!

Learning Topics

  • Levers
  • Mechanisms Concepts
  • Force Measurement
  • Linkages
  • Cams
  • Turnbuckles
  • Friction
  • Inclined Planes
  • Fixed Pulleys
  • Gear Drives

Mechanical Concepts, Theory, and Hands-On Skills

The 96-MEC1’s curriculum features an exceptional wealth of basic mechanical knowledge and concepts. Learners will study the theoretical building blocks behind mechanical systems, such as force, mass, velocity, torque, friction, and more. Learners will then use this knowledge to provide a wide array of measurements and calculations, such as the compression rate of a spring in relation to Hooke’s Law.

The 96-MEC1 also provides learners with a variety of hands-on skills that put theoretical concepts into use so that they can gain experience and in-depth insight into how components like linkages, cams, and turnbuckles are constructed and applied to real-world mechanisms. Hands-on skills include connecting a slider crank, double rocker, and crank rocker linkages; and connecting and operating a turnbuckle. Learners will also use an electric drive motor to practice motorized skills such as connecting and operating a cam and cam follower then measuring the velocity and dwell of a cam.

A Durable, User-Friendly Learning System

The 96-MEC1 is constructed of durable 16-gauge steel that will withstand frequent use and features silk-screened outlines and labels that allow for quick component identification and inventory. Major components include ball bearing pulley, electric motor drive, incline plane assembly, step pulley assembly, levers, gears, cam assembly, turnbuckle, and crankshaft assembly with lock collars.

Interactive Basic Mechanical Systems eLearning Curriculum

Amatrol's basic mechanical systems training system features interactive eLearning curriculum that integrates various types of learning methods to create an engaging, effective learning experience. Amatrol’s multimedia eLearning curriculum includes text with voiceovers, videos, 3D animations, pictures, and interactive activities, quizzes, and self-reviews.

Free Learning Management System (LMS)

Amatrol eLearning is easy-to-use for both students and instructors. Its web-based interface is simple to navigate and available on any WebGL-compatible Internet browser. Instructors love Amatrol eLearning for its simple, yet sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS allows instructors to create custom courses, monitor student participation, track course progress, assess knowledge levels prior to a course, and test knowledge levels after completion. Learners appreciate the fact that they can start and stop as needed, moving through each Amatrol course at their own pace. If a self-review reveals that they didn’t understand a particular topic as well as they thought they did, they can revisit it before moving on.

This course includes a virtual simulator!

Amatrol's basic mechanical systems eLearning curriculum also features a virtual simulator that allows learners to practice hands-on skills even when they don't have access to the physical trainer. Virtual simulators replicate hands-on equipment in such great detail that learners will feel like they are using the actual equipment. Learners perform essentially the same industry-based tasks using the virtual equipment that they would perform using equipment hardware. Virtual simulators offer instructors and learners great flexibility when learning remotely or when a physical trainer must be shared by multiple learners.

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