A speed reducer is one of the machine components most commonly used on industrial equipment. It transmits movement or power between two shafts at a constant ratio of speed.
This course covers the different types of speed reducers, their applications and principles of operation, the components of a speed reducer, how to check the condition of speed reducer components, how to analyze the causes of speed-reducer breakdowns, and what corrective measures to take to prevent their recurrence, how to carry out repairs, and the assembly and disassembly of speed reducers.
Topics covered in this course include:
- types of speed reducers and their uses,
- disassembly/assembly of a speed reducer,
- causes of malfunction,
- preventive maintenance,
- predictive maintenance, and
- suggestions for practical exercises.