Power Transmission—Application, Assembly and Maintenance


Power Transmission components are vital elements in a rotating machinery system and require the same attention to detail as bearings and seals to achieve optimum life. Aspects of power transmission reliability include inspection, monitoring, correct assembly, and system optimization to achieve maximum life.

Course objectives

The objectives of this course are to:
  • Learn the operating principles of a range of mechanical drives and transmissions
  • Understand techniques, tools and equipment to measure components
  • Learn to recognize common malfunctions in mechanical drives, transmissions and their components
  • Learn procedures for installing, checking and adjusting mechanical drives
  • Learn preventive and proactive measures that can be undertaken to avoid recurrence of faults/failures
  • Undertake appropriate testing and diagnoses of power transmission systems
  • Learn basic steps to evaluate current designs to determine their suitability

Recommended for

Service, maintenance, machine repair, or plant/facility maintenance and engineering staff of an industrial plant, OEM facility, institution, public utility or commercial building which uses power transmission products and related equipment. Managers, supervisors and technicians at industrial plants and OEM facilities responsible for power transmission equipment performance and reliability. Rotating equipment engineers, reliability engineers, millwrights, mechanics, and maintenance supervisors. Managers and supervisors who oversee maintenance activities will gain an understanding of the support and tools required to become truly proactive in power transmission products and rotating equipment performance.


  • WE140 Shaft alignment basics
  • RB02008 Shaft couplings
  • WE150 Balancing basics
  • RB02023 Roller chain drives
  • RB02024 Clutches
  • RB02037 Industrial brakes
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