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)


  • See base system's utility requirements. 


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


  • Predictive Maintenance Vibration Analysis eBook Curriculum (E19165)
Mechanical Drives 1

Predictive Maintenance Vibration Analysis Training System | Hands-On Skills

Learning System: 97-ME5A

Amatrol’s Predictive Maintenance Vibration Analysis Learning System (97-ME5A) adds to the Mechanical Drives 1 training system (970-ME1) to teach how to use vibration analysis to determine when to perform  power transmission component maintenance. Vibration analysis is one of the key techniques used in the field of predictive maintenance to determine when to service one or more of a machine’s components, either making a replacement or adjustment, before a failure actually occurs. Learners will practice industry-relevant skills including how to use a vibration meter to take a vibration measurement, how and where to take various power transmission system measurements, how to read power transmission vibration analysis, and how to minimize vibration.

Learning Topics

  • Introduction to Vibration Analysis
  • Maintenance Methodologies
  • Vibration Concepts
  • Vibration Measurement Devices
  • Baseline Vibration Readings
  • Vibration Condition Monitoring
  • Coupling and Load Vibration
  • Roller Bearing Vibration
  • Pulley Vibration
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Severity Charts
  • Natural and Resonant Frequencies
  • Sympathetic Vibration, Isolators and Dampers

Hands-On Predictive Maintenance Skills Using Industrial-Grade Vibration Analysis Components

This predictive maintenance training system incorporates an industrial-quality hand-held vibration meter that makes three types of vibration measurements: velocity, acceleration, and spike energy. Learners will practice hands-on industrial skills using the meter to take vibration measurements on a variety of real-world power transmission systems including belt drives and shaft couplings. This system includes its own power transmission components. Amatrol supplies these industrial-grade, top-flight mechanical drive components in order to give the learner the opportunity to work with real-world mechanisms and gain experience they would normally only acquire on the job.

Real-World Equipment

The Vibration Analysis training system includes a vibration meter and sensor attachments, AC constant speed motor, belt drive, shaft drive, vibration generator system, component test set, student learning materials for both theory and lab, and teacher’s guide. Students will analyze vibration of both good and defective real-world components to better prepare them for real world applications.

Comprehensive Predictive Maintenance Vibration Analysis Curriculum

Amatrol's Predictive Maintenance Vibration Analysis curriculum teaches key topics, including: how to use probe orientation, placement, and vibration measurement to get meaningful data. Students then learn how to use this data in conjunction with trend analysis and severity charts to determine if the power transmission system is developing a problem and its root causes. The Vibration Analysis curriculum will teach learners how to compensate for vibration through isolation, dampening, and vibration reduction.

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.