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    Power Transmission Equipment

    Power Transmission Equipment

    Covers belt drives, chain drives, gears and gear drives, adjustable-speed drives, shaft alignment, shaft coupling devices, and clutches and brakes.

    TPC Training Systems is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for this program.

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    • Online Course & Test $85.00
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    Lesson 1 - Belt Drives


    V-belts; Timing and flat belts; Sheaves; Pulleys; Installation

    Learning Objectives:
    – List the factors that affect the power transmitted by a belt drive.
    – Name the main components of a belt drive.
    – List the standard V-belt designations.
    – Explain the reason for using group belts.
    – Describe installation and replacement procedures for V-belts

    Lesson 2 - Chain Drives


    Terminology; Roller, double-pitch, leaf, and silent chains; Cast drive chains; Sprockets; Installation

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain the differences between chain drives and belt drives in transmitting power.
    – Explain how a roller chain drive works.
    – Describe the construction of offset roller chain.
    – Explain the differences between sprocket types A, B, and C.
    – List the steps in installing a chain drive.

    Lesson 3 - Gears


    Gear definitions and drives; Tooth contour and diametral pitch; Spur, helical, single-, double-cut, herringbone, bevel, and worm gears; Maintenance

    Learning Objectives:
    – Define the following terms used to describe gear drives: pitch circle, pitch diameter, working depth, tooth face, tooth flank.
    – Calculate the diametral pitch of a gear.
    – List advantages and disadvantages of helical gears.
    – Explain the differences between herringbone gears and double-cut helical gears.
    – Define the following terms used in discussing worm gears: worm lead, worm lead angle, normal worm pitch, worm axial pitch.

    Lesson 4 - Gear Drives


    Shaft-mounted, worm-gear drives; Miter-gear boxes; Gear drive installation, maintenance, and definitions; Concentric, parallel, right-angle, vertical-shaft gear drives

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain how additional speed reduction can be obtained with shaft-mounted gear drives.
    – Describe a worm-gear drive and a miter-gear box.
    – Give a general explanation of gear drive installation and maintenance.
    – Define mechanical power, thermal power, and overload capacity.
    – Explain what determines the service factor of a gear drive.
    – Describe a concentric-shaft gear drive and a right-angle-shaft gear drive.
    – Explain how parallel-shaft gear drives are lubricated.

    Lesson 5 - Adjustable-Speed Drives


    Belt- and disk-type adjustable-speed drives, Roller-type, hydraulic, and electric adjustable-speed drives

    Learning Objectives:
    – Identify the main criteria for selecting adjustable-speed drives for industrial plants.
    – Explain the operation of a variable-speed belt drive.
    – Describe how to control variable-speed drives.
    – Describe the belts and chains used for variable-speed drives.
    – Explain the operation of a roller-type variable-speed drive.

    Lesson 6 - Shaft Alignment


    Geometry of shaft alignment; Preparation; Reverse-indicator method; Aligning multiple machines; Face-rim, long-span, and laser alignment

    Learning Objectives:
    – Determine the corrections needed to align two machines, using the reverse-indicator method.
    – Determine the corrections needed to align two machines, using the face-rim indicator method.
    – Determine the corrections needed to align three machines on a common centerline.
    – Determine the corrections needed to align two machines separated by a long floating shaft.
    – State at least three advantages of using laser alignment equipment over using dial indicators.

    Lesson 7 - Shaft Coupling Devices


    Solid, jaw, molded-rubber, chain, gear, metal-disk, shear-pin, torque-limiting, brake-wheel, floating-shaft, spacer, insulated, and other couplings

    Learning Objectives:
    – List three functions usually performed by a coupling.
    – Describe two types of jaw couplings.
    – Name an application for molded rubber couplings.
    – State an advantage of chain couplings.
    – Explain the operation of a shear pin coupling.
    – Describe a torque limiting coupling.
    – Name an application that involves a floating shaft.
    – Describe a limited end float coupling.
    – List advantages and disadvantages of spacer couplings.

    Lesson 8 - Clutches and Brakes


    Jaw, friction, torque-limiting, tooth-type, centrifugal-type, overrunning, electric, and fluid clutches; Friction shoe, disk, electric brakes

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain the purposes of a clutch.
    – Describe the operation of a friction clutch.
    – Explain the need for overrunning clutches.
    – Name at least one application for an electric clutch.
    – Explain how a fluid clutch works.

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