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MECT 1400 - Mechanical Systems

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: MECT 1220 

This course includes an introduction to mechanical drive systems, power transmission systems, and introduction to v-belt and chain drives, multiple shaft drives, linear motion assembly, and auxiliary control functions. Computers and computer simulation software will be used throughout the course. Troubleshooting of mechanical problems, circuits, logic and programs will be emphasized. Industrial technical terms and safety procedures are taught.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:  The student will be able to install a v-belt drive.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the function of a bushing and list three types of v-belt drives.
  2. Explain v-belt drives.
  3. Align a v-belt drive.

Outcome 2:  The student will be able to maintain a v-belt drive.

Objectives:

Explain belt selection.
Identify the size and type of a belt.

Outcome 3:  The student will be able to select a lubricant for a given application.

Objectives:

  1. Explain lubrication concepts.
  2. Use a viscometer.
  3. Read a MSDS safety data sheet.
  4. Describe the types of lubricant.

Outcome 4:  The student will be able to perform precision shaft alignment.

Objectives:

  1. Explain precision shaft alignment. 
  2. Measure indicator sag.
  3. Correct indicator sag.

Outcome 5:  The student will be able to troubleshoot a chain coupling.

Objectives:

  1. Explain couplings.
  2. Select a coupling.
  3. Install a coupling.
  4. Align a coupling.

Outcome 6:  The student will be able to troubleshoot a bearing application.

Objectives:

  1. Describe different types of bearings.
  2. Select a bearing.
  3. Maintain a bearing.

Outcome 7:  The student will be able to troubleshoot a gasket and seal application.

Objectives:

  1. Explain gaskets and seals.
  2. Cut a gasket.
  3. Select a seal.
  4. Install a seal.
  5. Remove a seal.

Outcome 8:  The student will be able to troubleshoot a clutch or brake application.

Objectives:

  1. Install a brake.
  2. Install a clutch.
  3. Inspect a clutch or brake.

Outcome 9:  The student will be able to install a linear ball bushing.

Objectives:

  1. Explain linear ball bushings.
  2. Select a linear ball bushing.
  3. Install a linear ball bushing.
  4. Align a linear ball bushing.

Outcome 10:  The student will be able to troubleshoot a ball screw drive.

Objectives:

  1. Explain ball screw drives.
  2. Select a ball screw drive.
  3. Install a ball screw drive.
  4. Align a ball screw drive.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
ME-2 Mechanical Drives 2

LAP 1 Heavy Duty V - Belt Drives

Skills Objectives
The student will:

  1. Install and align a conventional v - belt drive system with a QD bushing
  2. Install and align a multiple belt v - belt system with a split taper bushing
  3. Install and align a wedge v - belt drive system with a taper lock bushing 
  4. Install and align a notched v - belt drive system
  5. Install and align a variable speed v - belt drive system
  6. Install and adjust a back slide v - belt idle
  7. Install and adjust a kiss v - belt idler 


LAP 2 V - Belt Selection and Maintenance 

Skills Objectives
The student will:

  1.  Use a belt code to determine the size and type of a v - belt
  2.  Use a belt gage to determine belt cross section size 
  3.  Use measurement to determine the size and type
  4.  Use a sheave gage to identify a sheave size
  5.  Identify size and type of a sheave and bushing given a sample
  6.  Select bushings, sheaves, and a v - belt for a given application
  7.  Troubleshooting a v - belt drive system


LAP 3 Synchronous Belt Drives

Skills Objectives
The student will:

  1.  Install and align a timing belt drive system 
  2.  Install and align an HTD belt drive system 
  3.  Identify the size and type of synchronous belt and pulley / sprocket given a sample
  4.  Select a timing belt and pulleys for a given application  
  5.  Select an HTD belt and sprockets for a given application
  6.  Troubleshoot a synchronous belt drive system

LAP 4 Lubrication Concepts

Skills Objectives
The student will:

  1. Use a viscosimeter to measure oil viscosity 
  2. Select an oil specification for a given application 
  3. Select a grease specification for a given application
  4. Use a grease gun to lubricate a pillow block bearing
  5. Read and interpret a material safety data sheet


LAP 5 Precision Shaft Alignment

Skills Objectives
The student will:

  1. Install and align an elastomer-in-shear coupling 
  2. Install and align a flange coupling
  3. Align a coupling using the rim and face indicator method  
  4. Align a coupling using the reverse indicator method
  5. Measure and correct for indicator sag

 
LAP 6 Couplings

Skills Objectives


Primary Faculty
Dulinski, Kenneth
Secondary Faculty
Seger, Jennifer
Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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