Mechanical Power Transmission

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This two-day seminar provides the attendee with a crash course on mechanical power transmission systems. Topics covered include lubrication; bearings; belt, gear, and chain drive systems; couplings and brakes. Hands-on activities consist of connecting speed increaser & speed reducer gearbox assemblies, setting of belt tension, adjusting variable-pitch pulleys, and operating clutches. Students will be provided with instruction that will be relevant when they return to the workplace. Mathematics will be kept to a minimum; knowledge and skills enhancement will be maximized.

You will learn

  1. Which lubricants are suitable for various applications
  2. How to properly lubricate mechanical power transmission equipment
  3. How to install various gearbox assemblies to include speed increasing and speed decreasing
  4. How to determine correct belt replacement
  5. How to properly set belt tension on equipment
  6. How to easily attach, detach, and repair chains on chain-driven equipment
  7. How typical mechanical clutches operate

Who will benefit

  • Maintenance mechanics
  • Electrical maintenance personnel needing to cross-train
  • Industrial equipment salespersons
  • Operators wanting to move into maintenance positions
  • Supervisors and managers responsible for maintenance personnel


  • Lubrication
    • Oil
    • Grease
    • Synthetic
  • Belt Drives
    • Sheaves/Pulleys
  • Variable Pitch
    • Belts
    • Belt Sizing
  • Chain Drives
    • Roller Chain
    • Silent Chain
    • Sprockets
  • Gear Drives
    • Miter Gears vs. Bevel Gears
    • Speed Decreasing
    • Speed Increasing
    • Backlash
  • Miscellaneous Components
    • Couplings
    • Clutches
    • Brakes

In-House Training Available

For additional information about in-house training, please call Amy Murphy at (815) 280-1418 or email