Chain Drives
Chain Drives

Chain Drives

Areas of Study: Maintenance

This course covers the different categories of chains and sprockets, the principles of chain drives, the assembly and disassembly of a chain drive system, and the operating problems with chain drive systems as well as their causes and corrective procedures. 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

Chains are flexible metal machine components used to transmit power between two (2) parallel shafts located at a distance from one another. Chain drives can tolerate worse operating conditions than belt drives can.

This course covers the different categories of chains and sprockets, the principles of chain drives, the assembly and disassembly of a chain drive system, and the operating problems with chain drive systems as well as their causes and corrective procedures.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • types of chains and their uses;
  • types of sprockets and their uses;
  • chain drive systems;
  • assembly and disassembly techniques;
  • causes of malfunction;
  • preventive maintenance, inspection, and chain tension; and
  • suggestions for practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the different categories of chains and sprockets.
  • Apply chain drive principles.
  • Assemble/disassemble a chain drive system.
  • Identify operating problems in chain drive systems, determine their causes, and carry out the required corrective procedures.

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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