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


  • Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System (970-ME1)
  • Mechanical Drives 4 Learning System (97-ME4)


  • See required base systems' utility requirements. 


  • Fits within base system (30-in. W x 40-in. H x 48-in. L).


  • Roller Bearings eBook Curriculum (E19171)
Mechanical Drives 1 (970-ME1)

Roller Pack Machine Tool Axis Training System | Hands-On Mechanical Skills

Learning System: 97-ME4A

Amatrol’s Roller Pack Machine Tool Axis Learning System (97-ME4A) adds to the Mechanical Drives 1 training system (970-ME1) to teach machine tool axis drives based on the roller-pack type bearing. Roller-pack bearings are precision bearings made specifically for the machine tool axis to provide precision positioning of the axis under heavy load. Students will learn industry-relevant skills related to this new topic including operation, installation, troubleshooting, and design.

Learning Topics

  • Roller Pack Machine Tool Axis
  • Linear Roller Bearings
  • Linear Roller Bearing Configuration and Adjustment
  • Linear Roller Bearing Applications
  • Linear Roller Bearing Maintenance

Hands-On Training with Linear Roller Bearings

This hands-on mechanical drives training system uses industrial linear roller bearings, which are designed to handle the high loads encountered in CNC machine tool units and accurately track the axis. The Roller-Pack Machine Tool Axis training includes a precision machine tool axis that uses 12 of the linear roller bearings to provide accurate axis movement, and it is designed so it can be assembled and disassembled in a manner typical of how industrial machine tools are serviced. It is also designed with a full complement of adjustments including gibs, both tapered and flat, for each bearing. With these features students receive real-world experience changing bearings and making the critical adjustments necessary to provide precision movement.

Real-World Equipment

The Roller Pack Machine Tool Axis training system consists of a bench-top industrial machine tool axis with 12 linear roller bearings. The axis is configured in an arrangement commonly used by CNC machine tool manufacturers with the same adjustments and methods of maintenance students will see when they are in industry. This machine tool axis adds to the ball screw components of the Mechanical Drives 4 training system (97-ME4) to provide fully functional, manually operated machine tool axis.

Comprehensive Roller Pack Machine Tool Axis Curriculum

Amatrol's Roller Pack Machine Tool Axis curriculum teaches key topics, including: the gravity loading mounting configuration of a linear roller bearing slide, how to assemble and adjust a non-gravity loaded linear roller bearing system, and maintenance steps for linear roller bearings.

Optional eBook Format Available

Amatrol’s eBooks look like a real book and allow users to flip between pages with ease. Enhanced with features such as keyword searches and zoom controls that enable a user to quickly locate and view information, these eBooks are a fantastic learning tool. Amatrol’s eBooks are available online and can be used by anyone with access to Amatrol’s Learning Management System (LMS). Optionally, if you choose to use your own LMS, these eBooks are SCORM compatible to allow smooth integration into your current training system. Combined with our already extensive library of interactive multimedia titles, which are also SCORM compatible, users can now complete their entire course work online!

Expand Your Mechanical Drives Training | 970-ME1 Optional Add-Ons

Amatrol's Mechanical Drives 1 training system provides the foundation for an unmatched number of optional add-on training systems and
eLearning courses that allow you to teach the skills local industries need, such as bearing installions, laser alignment, and conveyor maintenance.