Introduces various types and styles of braking systems and clutch components used in industrial applications.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
To provide students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Trade & Apprentice Education, utilizing digital learning materials and hands-on labs.
- Maintenance Safety
- Brake & Clutch Functions
- Brake & Clutch Applications and Maintenance
- Electromagnetic Types of Brake and/or Clutch
- Mechanical-Lockup Interfaces
- Actuation Methods
- Clutch and Brake Identification
- Clutch and Brake Disassembly
- Clutch and Brake Assembly
- Brake and/or Clutch to Motor Assembly
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:1. Describe how mechanical safety relates to maintenance work. 2. Describe the function of a clutch. 3. List applications for a friction clutch. 4. Describe the operation of an electromagnetic brake. 5. Describe a mechanical lockup actuation method. 6. List five different types of actuation methods. 7. Identify three different styles of clutches. 8. Disassemble a clutch. 9. Assemble a clutch. 10. Install a brake and/or clutch assembly onto a C-faced motor.*
Assessment and Requirements
• Pre and Post exams
• Completion of all assigned labs to be evaluated by using standard Rubrics (see Division).
See Division for required texts/materials.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Successful completion of current Post Assessment (85%) and instructor assessment of lab activities.