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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Mechanical Drives 1 (970-ME1)

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Bearings, Gaskets, & Seals Training System | Hands-On Mechanical Skills

Learning System: 97-ME3

Amatrol’s Mechanical Drives 3 Learning System (97-ME3) covers plain bearings, ball bearings, roller bearings, anti-friction bearing selection and maintenance, gaskets, seals, advanced gear drives, and gear drive selection and maintenance. The drive systems featured in this mechanical drives training system are utilized in countless automotive, agricultural, industrial, and commercial applications, so the advanced manufacturing career fields for learners using these skills are vast. This mechanical drives training expansion system requires the Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System (970-ME1), viscometer, and a computer.

This mechanical drives training system consists of a fastener kit, worm gear speed reducer, ball bearings package, roller bearings package, plain bearings package, angular contact bearings, bearing press, seals package, and helical gear set. Learners will use these real-world components, like bearings and gaskets, to practice hands-on skills, such as troubleshooting a plain bearing installation, selecting a lubricant for an anti-friction bearing, and calculating a diametral path. Amatrol uses components that learners work with in real-world environments in order to facilitate the strongest competency skill building and to supply heavy-duty components that stand up to frequent training use.

Learning Topics

  • Mechanical Drive Systems
  • Shaft Speed Measurements
  • Key Fasteners
  • Torque & Power Measurements
  • Power Transmission Systems
  • Shaft Alignment
  • V-Belt Drives
  • Belt Tensioning
  • Chain Drives
  • Chain Tension Measurement
  • Spur Gear Drives
  • Gear Drive Designs
  • Multiple Shaft Drives
  • Sleeve Couplings

Practice Skills like Installing a Roller Bearing Using Hot Mounting

The Mechanical Drives 3 training system includes a collection on packages featuring various real-world components. These components are kept in part storage trays that are stored beneath the frame of the Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System (970-ME1). Components include plain bearings, bearing press kit, bearing sleeves, taperline locknut, bevel gears, helical gears, and more! Learners will use these components to complete skills like lubricating a plain bearing using the oil cup method, removing a ball bearing on a shaft using a bearing puller, cutting a gasket to a specific shape, and installing and aligning a right-angle bevel gear drive system.

Amatrol’s Extensive Line of Mechanical Drives Expansion Systems

Because the 97-ME3 requires the Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System, the opportunity to explore a wider range of mechanical drive topics and skills is available through additional expansion learning systems. Other Mechanical Drive 1 expansion options include: laser shaft alignment (97-ME2A); linear axis drives, clutches, and brakes (97-ME4); machine tool axis drives based on roller-pack type bearings (97-ME4A) and plain bearings (97-ME4B); flat belt conveyors (97-ME4D) and tool chip conveyors (97-ME4E); and more!

Highly-Interactive Multimedia Format Appeals to All Learning Styles

Amatrol's bearings, gaskets, & seals 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 970-ME1 Mechanical Drives Systems provides the base system for an unmatched number of optional addd-on courses that allow you to teach the skills needed by local industries including bearing installions, laser alignment, and conveyor maintenance. All of these courses include Amatrol's interactive eLearning.