Mechanical Drives 2 (97-ME2) Hands-On Skill Training

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



  • See required base system's utility requirements. 


  • Fits into required base system (30" W x 40" H x 48" L)


  • Spare Parts Kit (23155)
Mechanical Drives 1 (970-ME1)

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Belt & Chain Drive Training System | Hands-On Shaft Alignment Skills

Learning System: 97-ME2

Amatrol’s Mechanical Drives 2 Learning System (97-ME2) covers the construction, operation, installation, and alignment of heavy-duty V-belt drives, synchronous belt drives, and heavy-duty chain drives. This system also delves into topics associated with the maintenance and proper operation of these drives, such as belt and chain selection, lubrication, couplings, and drive troubleshooting. 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), viscosimeter, and a computer.

The 97-ME2 consists of a coupling/sprocket package, belt drive components package, power transmission belt and chain package, a grease gun, various indicators, and a fastener kit. Learners will use these real-world components to practice hands-on skills, such as installing and aligning a backside V-belt idler, troubleshooting a V-belt drive system, using a grease gun to lubricate a pillow block bearing, and installing and aligning a silent chain drive system. Amatrol uses heavy-duty components that stand up to frequent training use and build the skills and competencies learners need to succeed in the workplace.

Learning Topics

  • Heavy Duty V-Belt Drives
  • V-Belt Selection & Maintenance
  • V-Belt Drive Troubleshooting
  • Synchronous Belt Drives Selection & Maintenance
  • Synchronous Belt Drive Troubleshooting
  • Lubrication Concepts
  • Precision Shaft Alignment
  • Flange Couplings
  • Elastomeric Couplings
  • Couplings
  • Heavy-Duty Chain Drives

Gain Practical Experience with Real Industrial Mechanical Components

The Mechanical Drives 2 Learning System (97-ME2) includes a wide variety of real-world industrial mechanical components for constructing heavy-duty V-belt drives, synchronous belt drives, and heavy-duty chain drives. 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 industrial-grade bushings, sheaves, couplings, belts, sprockets, chains, and more!

Practice Hands-On Belt & Chain Drive Skills

Learners will use real industrial mechanical components to practice hands-on skills, such as measuring to determine correct belt size and type; installing and aligning a high torque drive belt drive system; aligning a coupling using the rim and face indicator method; and selecting a chain and sprocket for a given application.

Interactive eLearning Belt & Chain Drives Curriculum

Amatrol's Mechanical Drives 2 Learning 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. Specific belt and chain drives topics covered include: heavy duty v-belt drives, synchronous belt drive troubleshooting, precision shaft alignment, couplings, and heavy duty chain drives. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like how to install and align a variable-speed v-belt drive system; how to troubleshoot a synchronous drive system; how to install and align an elastomer-in-shear coupling; and how to install and align a multiple-strand chain drive system using a taper lock bushing.

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 Expansion Systems

Amatrol's Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System provides a solid foundation to build upon by adding a variety of optional expansion systems to teach

additional skills, such as bearing installion, laser alignment, and conveyor maintenance. All of these expansion systems include Amatrol's interactive eLearning.