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  • Electrical (120V/60Hz/1ph)


  • Portable Mechanical Drives 2 Learning System (99-ME2M)
  • Mobile Technology Workstation (82-610)

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Portable Basic Mechanical Drives Training System | Hands-On Mechanical Skills

Learning System: 990-ME1M

Amatrol’s Portable Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System (990-ME1M) covers the fundamentals of mechanical transmission systems and applications, such as how to: operate, install, analyze performance, and design basic mechanical transmission systems using chains, vbelts, spur gears, bearings, and couplings. These mechanical system fundamentals can be applied to a variety of applications within the automotive, agricultural, and power industries.

The 990-ME1M includes: a tabletop mounting work surface; a drive motor; a variety of components for belt, chain and gear drives; a digital tachometer; a mechanical load device; and an alignment package. This power transmission training system uses industrial quality components to help assure that learners are better prepared for what they will encounter on the job and to withstand frequent use. These components will be used to cover major mechanical drives topics like shaft speed measurement, key fasteners, power transmission systems, belt drive concepts, chain tensioning, and gear backlash. The 990-ME1M features the ability to set up various drive systems, showing learners the effects of proper alignment and how to obtain best efficiency.

Learning Topics

  • Introduction to Mechanical Drive Systems
  • Shaft Speed Measurement
  • Key Fasteners
  • Torque & Power Measurements
  • Power Transmission Systems
  • Shaft Alignment
  • V-Belt Drives
  • Belt Drive Concepts
  • Chain Drives
  • Chain Tensioning
  • Spur Gear Drives
  • Spur Gear Installation and Analysis
  • Multiple Shaft Drives
  • Sleeve Couplings

Real-World Mechanical Drive Training in a Portable System

The 990-ME1M includes: an aluminum tabletop mounting work surface with raised mounting feet and lifting handles; a single phase, 1/3 HP drive motor with safety guard; belt drives; chain drives; gear drives; and much more! The aluminum tabletop workstation provides a precision-machined work surface enabling learners to perform precise shaft alignments. Mounting locations are pre-drilled in the work surface by a CNC machine to enable learners to quickly set up a variety of drives. As a sample of this system’s competency building, the 990-ME1M allows learners to practice skills like: mounting an electric motor and correcting for soft foot condition; install and align a flexible jaw coupling; adjust belt tension; measure chain sag; and calculate gear ratio.

Expand Your Mechanical Drives Training with the 99-ME2M

In addition to the theory and skills offered by the 990-ME1M, learners can expand their mechanical drives knowledge through the optional Mechanical Drives 2 (99-ME2M). The 99-ME2M covers v-belt, synchronous belt, chain drive systems, and much more!

Highly-Interactive Multimedia Format Appeals to All Learning Styles

Amatrol's portable basic mechanical drives 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. The 990-ME1M mechanical drives curriculum will give learners a comprehensive understanding of how to operate, install, and analyze mechanical drives and how they are used in real-world applications. Learners will study topics like: the function and construction of a bedplate; four types of shaft material; the operation of a fractional HP V-belt drive; how to determine allowable chain sag for a given application; and methods of measuring spur gear backlash, just to name a few.

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 Training | Available Mechanical eLearning Courses

Amatrol offers a wide variety of mechanical eLearning courses to teach both foundational knowledge and hands-on skills.