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)
  • Mechanical Drives 4 Learning System (97-ME4)


  • See required base systems' utility requirements. 


  • Fits within base system (30-in. W x 40-in. H x 48-in. L).
Mechanical Drives 1 (970-ME1)

Plain Bearing Machine Tool Axis Training System | Hands-On Dovetail Slide Skills

Learning System: 97-ME4B

Amatrol’s Plain Bearing Machine Tool Axis Learning System (97-ME4B) adds to the Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System (970-ME1) and the Mechanical Drives 4 Learning System (97-ME4). It includes a dovetail slide with corrosion-inhibiting wrap, Student Learning Activity Packet, Instructor’s Guide, Installation Guide, and Student Reference Guide.

This supplementary learning system adds to learners’ understanding of mechanical drives by teaching the fundamentals of dovetail slides, including component identification, disassembly and reassembly, proper positioning with a micrometer dial, removal and inspection of a tapered gib, and maintenance.

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

Comprehensive Plain Bearing Machine Tool Axis Curriculum

Amatrol's Plain Bearing Machine Tool Axis curriculum teaches key topics, including: chip conveyors, installing and operating a chip conveyor, belt removal, installation and adjustment, chip conveyor maintenance and cleaning, and troubleshooting a chip conveyor. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like, Installing a chip conveyor, maintenance steps on a chip conveyor, and components of a chip conveyor.

Feature-Packed eBook Format Makes Learning Convenient

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.