Industrial Drives: Gears & Gear Systems

Industrial Drives: Gears & Gear Systems is part five of the Industrial Drives six-part training series.

Knowledge of gears and gear systems is critical in today's mechanized world. This course was designed specifically for maintenance technicians and engineers whose job requires comprehensive knowledge of gears and gear-related topics. This course covers gear basics, installations, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Course objectives include:

  • Understand parallel and perpendicular shaft configurations
  • Identify and describe the attributes of gears
  • Understand gear considerations
  • Calculate critical dimensions of gears
  • Explain installation procedures specific to spur, helical, bevel, miter, and worm gearing
  • Describe the types of wear associated with open gearing systems
  • Explain the inspection procedures for spur, helical, bevel, miter, and worm gear sets
  • Identify common symptoms and how to determine causes of failure
  • Explain solutions for open gear systems
  • Understand safety procedures with open gear systems.

Course menu:

Gear Types

  • Gears for Parallel Shaft Configuration
  • Gears with Right-Angle Shaft Configuration

Gearing Basics

  • Gear Tooth Geometry
  • Interchange Considerations
  • Computing Critical Dimensions

Installation of Open Gearing

  • Spur, Helical, Bevel, and Miter Gear Specifics
  • Worm Gearing Specifics
  • Common Procedures for the Installation of Open Gearing

Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Open Gearing

  • Common Types of Wear
  • Periodic Inspection of Open Gearing
  • Troubleshooting Open Gear Systems
  • Safety Procedures for Open Gearing

To learn more about our interactive online courseware, visit our DSS eLearning Suite homepage or schedule a free online demonstration.

This expanded workbook reinforces the purpose and objectives of the accompanying Industrial Drives: Gears & Gear Systems training program.

Workbooks contain lesson introductions, a practice and application area, and lesson progress checks to measure students' learning.

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