Belt Drives
Belt Drives

Belt Drives

Areas of Study: Maintenance

This course covers the various categories of belts and pulleys, the principles of belt drives, the assembly and disassembly of a belt drive system, and the operating problems with belt drives as well as their causes and corrective measures. Edumine and HumEng International are collaborating on the delivery of online courses for mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, and conditional monitoring for mining applications.

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This course includes online delivery for one person and a HumEng Certificate of Completion after requirements are met. It is viewable for up to 90 days.

  • Audience Level:
  • Technical
  • Enrollment:
  • Not Applicable
  • Course Fee:
  • Not Available
  • Duration:
  • 2 hours

Course Summary

Introduction

Belts are flexible components used to transmit power when the driver shaft and the driven shaft are at a distance from one another. Belt drives are simpler and cheaper than gear drives. The elasticity of the belt helps absorb shocks and vibrations and makes power transmission quieter.

This course covers the various categories of belts and pulleys, the principles of belt drives, the assembly and disassembly of a belt drive system, and the operating problems with belt drives as well as their causes and corrective measures.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • belt and slat conveyors and their uses,
  • chain conveyors and their uses,
  • single-chain conveyors and their uses,
  • causes of failure,
  • inspection and maintenance of conveyors,
  • conveyor-belt alignment, and
  • suggestions for practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the various categories of belts and pulleys.
  • Apply the principles of belt drives.
  • Assemble/disassemble a belt drive system.
  • Identify belt drive operational problems and their causes, and apply appropriate corrective measures.

Recommended Background

  • This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, or conditional monitoring for mining applications.

HumEng International

HumEng provides online courses and assessments for mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, and condition monitoring for applications in mining.

The HumEng mission is to design, develop and implement training solutions that increase operational efficiency and productivity, and to sustain these improvements through training best practices.

The HumEng approach to training is based on skills management. Experience has proven that the acquisition of key skills, and the transfer of these skills to the shop floor, increases a company's competitiveness. This is even truer today, when operations must often rely on fewer employees, due to rationalization or to recruiting challenges.

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