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AIT 260 - Manufacturing Mechanics

3 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Fundamental principles of the application, installation, lubrication, and maintenance of plain, ball and roller bearings. Includes an exploration of gaskets and seals, gear drives, brakes and clutches, linear ball brushings, and ball screw drives.

Prerequisite(s): AIT 110  
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Course Learning Outcomes
1.         Demonstrate safe practices when working with mechanical drives and other mechanical systems.

2.         Choose appropriate types of bearings, brakes, clutches, gaskets, and seals for mechanical function.

3.         Recommend appropriate installation and maintenance procedures.


Outline:
  1. Plain Bearings
    1. Solid plain bearings
    2. Lubrication
    3. Selection
    4. Maintenance and selection
  2. Ball Bearings
    1. Introduction to antifriction bearings
    2. Identification
    3. Mechanical bearing installation
    4. Temperature bearing installation
  3. Roller Bearings
    1. Identification
    2. Mechanical installation
    3. Temperature installation
    4. Applications
  4. Antifriction Bearing Selection and Maintenance
    1. Angular-contact bearings
    2. Bearing lubrication
    3. Selection
    4. Maintenance/troubleshooting
  5. Gaskets and Seals
    1. Gaskets
    2. O-ring seals
    3. Lip seals
    4. Mechanical seals
    5. Seal maintenance and selection   
  6. Advanced Gear Drives
    1. Helical gear drives
    2. Right angle gear drives
    3. Speed reducers
    4. Speed reducer maintenance       
  7. Gear Drive Selection and Maintenance
    1. Selection
    2. Lubrication
    3. Maintenance and troubleshooting
  8. Brakes and Clutches
    1. Brake and clutch concepts
    2. Brakes
    3. Friction clutches
    4. Cam clutches
  9. Brake/Clutch Selection and Maintenance
    1. Brake/clutch combinations
    2. Selection
    3. Maintenance
  10. Linear Ball Bushings
    1. Linear drives
    2. Applications
    3. Identification
    4. Maintenance and selection
  11. Ball Screw Drives
    1. Operation
    2. Applications
    3. Identification
    4. Selection and maintenance


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/20



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