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


  • Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System (970-ME1)
  • Mechanical Drives 2 Learning System (97-ME2)


  • See required base systems for utility requirements. 


  • Fits within base system.
Mechanical Drives 1 (970-ME1)

Laser Shaft Alignment Training System | Hands-On Mechanical Skills

Learning System: 97-ME2A

The Laser Shaft Alignment Learning System (97-ME2A) covers the installation, operation, and applications of laser alignment in a variety of industrial scenarios. Laser shaft alignment is the preferred method of shaft alignment among maintenance and plant engineering personnel due to its superior efficiency and accuracy over older methods like the dial indicator method or the straight edge and feeler gauge method. Laser alignment systems also avoid problems such as sagging indicators, reading resolution error, and reading parallax error. These components add to the Mechanical Drives 2 Learning System (97-ME2) and the Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System (970-ME1).

Amatrol’s 97-ME2A includes a laser alignment system, two measuring units, two shaft v-brackets, two locking chains, and a motor mount horizontal adjustment assembly. Amatrol learning systems are composed of heavy-duty components that provide learners with real-world equipment they’ll recognize on the job and already understand how to use. These components will be used to study topics like rough alignment, laser shaft alignment installation, soft foot correction, and laser shaft alignment operation and analysis.

Learning Topics

  • Laser Shaft Alignment Systems
  • Rough Alignment
  • Laser Shaft Alignment Installation
  • Soft Foot Correction
  • Laser Shaft Alignment Operation
  • Laser Shaft Alignment Analysis

Install and Align a Power Transmission System using a Jack Bolt Motor Base

Misalignment of power transmission system components is a major cause of excess wear and premature machine failure. When a misaligned machine is allowed to operate uncorrected, the resulting vibration will eventually cause bearing, shaft, seal, and coupling failure. This is why laser alignment systems are so vital. Within the 97-ME2A, learners will practice hands-on laser alignment skills, such as: install and align a power transmission system using a jack bolt motor base; using a laser alignment system to correct soft foot; and determine shaft alignment tolerances for a given machine installation.

Use a Laser to Align Two Shafts

This course’s curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including: safety rules for laser alignment system operation; the operation of an SKF laser shaft alignment system; and how to align two shaft s using a laser alignment system. The curriculum for the laser shaft alignment learning system is presented in an interactive multimedia format. This multimedia features all of the content from Amatrol’s printed curriculum and adds stunning 3D graphics, video, audio voiceovers, and interactive quizzes.

Highly-Interactive Multimedia Format Appeals to All Learning Styles

Amatrol's laser shaft alignment eLearning course 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.

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.