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


  • Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System (970-ME1)


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  • Mechanical Drives 4 eBook Curriculum (E19159)
Mechanical Drives 1 (970-ME1)

Cam Clutch, Friction Clutch, & Electric Brakes Training System | Hands-On Skills

Learning System: 97-ME4

Amatrol’s Mechanical Drives 4 Learning System (97-ME4) adds to the Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System (970-ME1) to teach the operation, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, identification, and selection of precision ball screws, linear ball bearings, a cam clutch, friction clutches, electric brakes, and axis slides.

The 97-ME4 training system includes a Linear Ball Bushing Package, Ball Screw Drive Package, Clutch Package, Brake Package, Flywheel Package, Cable and Switch Package, Student Learning Activity Packet Set, Instructor’s Guide, Installation Guide, and Student Reference Guide.

Learning Topics

  • Brakes
  • Friction Clutches
  • Cam Clutches
  • Brake/Clutch Selection & Maintenance
  • Linear Drives
  • Linear Ball Bushing Applications, Identification, Maintenance, & Selection
  • Ball Screw Operation, Applications, Identification, Maintenance, & Selection

Study Brake and Clutch Concepts and Practice on Real-World Equipment

The 97-ME4 training system features real-world, industrial-quality brake and clutch components, including a 24V DC Model ERS-42 brake with splined hub and a cam clutch. Users will learn about the operation and applications of multiple types of brakes and clutches. They will also gain hands-on skills, such as calculating the torque created by an inertial load and installing and adjusting an electromagnetic brake and cam clutch.

Learn Essential Linear Ball Bushing and Ball Screw Drive Skills

The 97-ME4 training system also provides in-depth instruction related to linear ball bushings and ball screw drives. For example, learners will study a variety of topics, including: linear ball bushing applications, how to properly lubricate a linear ball bushing, ball screw applications, how to install and adjust a ball screw drive, and how to disassemble, inspect, reassemble, and lubricate a ball screw drive.

Comprehensive Cam Clutch, Friction Clutch, & Electric Brakes Curriculum

Amatrol's cam clutch, friction clutch, and electric brakes curriculum teaches key topics, including: brakes; friction clutches; cam clutches; brake/clutch selection and maintenance; linear drives; linear ball bushing applications, identification, maintenance, and selection; and ball screw operation, applications, identification, maintenance, and selection. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like installing and adjusting an electromagnetic plate clutch; inspecting and troubleshooting a clutch or brake; lubricating a linear ball bushing; and troubleshooting a ball screw drive system.

Curriculum Also Available in Feature-Packed eBook Format

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 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 in-depth curriculum.