Presents installation and maintenance of mechanical power transmission systems. Covers bearings, couplings, belts, chains, shafts, pulleys, and speed reducers used in the modern factory by skilled trades.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- MPT systems, anti-friction bearings
- Bearing failures, fits and bearing mounting designs
- Lubrication, shields and seals
- Bearing mounting and maintenance
- Installation and removal of bearings
- Couplings and U-joints
- Power transmission drive chain
- Power transmission belts, clutches and brakes
- Conveyors and flat belts
- Install and align a drive chain, a V-belt, and a flat rubber belt
- SSpeed reducers
- Dismantling, inspection, and assembling a gear-type speed reducer
- Reactive, preventive, and predictive maintenance
- Introduction to shaft alignment and vibration analysis
- Assembling a conveyor system
- Practice the various proper shop safety procedures.
- Identify the principles of lubrication utilized in MPT systems.
- Explain the basic bearing principles and purposes.*
- Demonstrate the installation and removal tools used in MPT systems.
- Remove and mount bearings, hubs, sprockets and gears.
- Identify the different styles of flexible and rigid couplings.*
- Identify MPT drive chain systems and components.
- Identify MPT belt drive systems and components.
- Install and align chain and belt drives.
- Explain the various conveyor systems and their applications.*
- Identify the various speed reducers and their applications.
- Identify the different types of clutches and brakes.
- Explain the difference between reactive, preventive, and predictive maintenance principles.*
- Identify the different shaft alignment principles and techniques.
- Explain the principles of vibration analysis.*
* Objectives which involve critical thinking or problem solving.
Assessment and Requirements
All students will be required to complete a comprehensive final exam that assesses the learning of all course objectives. This exam must be weighted in a manner so that the exam score is worth a minimum of fifteen percent of the final grade. This exam is to be a common exam administered to all sections of TAMT 110.
Calculator use: Students are encouraged to bring a calculator to all classes. Any scientific calculator will be sufficient for this course.
Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.