ARET1125 Power Transmission and Mechanical Systems

This course is an introduction to Automation Robotics Engineering Technology. It is designed for persons who will be or are employed as machine assemblers, maintenance mechanics, field service personnel, engineers, manufacturing technicians and those in technical sales. Covered in the course are the basic components of automated machinery systems. They include chains, belts, couplings, gear reducers, shaft alignment, gear trains, linkages, bearings, brakes, clutches and machine timing. Included are hands-on projects in addition to demonstration and lecture on actual packaging machines. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Utilize mechanical gear pullers
Identify chains
Reconstruct machine components
Arrange gears
Calculate work
Calculate horsepower
Identify intermittent motions
Determine coupling function
Calculate ratios
Identify clutches
Overhaul adjustable drives
Outline job descriptions
Appraise manufacturer organizations
Differentiate manufacturer's equipment
Construct drill gauge
Identify layout operation
Create a multigear/pulley system parts list using internet and catalogs

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details