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Gear Drive Systems

Industrial Maintenance & Technology


Course Length

8 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

Provides fundamentals and practical application of gear drive systems. Topics include gear types and their usage, installation and adjustment, inspection, and preventive maintenance.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Select and install gears including proper alignment and adjustment.
  2.  Inspect gears and gearboxes and recognize failure patterns.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Type of Gears
  3. Spur gear installation
  4. Gear Alignment
  5. Backlash Adjustment
  6. Speed, Torque, and Gear Ratios
  7. Installing Gears Using Split Taper Bushings
  8. Gear Trains
  9. Helical Gears
  10. Worms and Worm Gears
  11. Miter Gears