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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

IST 101 - Industrial Drive Systems

This course is designed to present the theory and practical applications associated with industrial drive systems. Specific instruction will be placed on the demonstration of knowledge and skills required of an Industrial Systems Technician. Students will learn how to analyze, operate, install, troubleshoot and maintain various mechanical systems utilizing belts, chains and drive shafts, and associated components such as bearings, seals, gears, couplings, sprockets, keys and linkages. Heavy emphasis is placed on mechanical drive arrangements where practical solutions are required. Students will also become familiar with drive units and speed control systems. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Describe the terminology, design, function, and components of both belt and chain driven systems. Explain the function of cogged belts, and synchronous belts and their benefits. Compare the varied types of drive and speed control systems used in industry. Define various types of chain lubrication methods, and demonstrate how to maintain each. Compare various types and applications of gera drives and their applications. Perform calculations involving ratios, shaft speed, and torque for a gear train drive system. Describe the function of chain drive components within various types of chain drive systems, and specify a system for a given application. Select the appropriate belts, pulleys, chains and sprockets for a specific system installation. Describe the function, operation, safety features, lubrication, and maintenance requirements of a material handling conveyor system. Calculate pulley ratios as well as shaft speed and torque associated with a belt drive system and determine belt deflection for a given application. Calculate conveyor belt length and linear speed using multi-methods. Conduct job planning and perform routines to include lockout and tag out procedures for varied pieces of industrial process control equipment. Install and align a conventional v-belt drive system, a multi-belt drive system and describe the methods for measuring belt tension. Remove and install a chain sprocket and set chain sag for a given application. Demonstrate the installation and alignment of a single, and a multiple chain drive system. List various coupling design categories, and demonstrate coupling alignment using rim, face indicator methods. Specify, install, operate, troubleshoot and maintain a flat belt conveyor system. Start-up and operate a manually controlled processing system, an open loop control system, and a closed loop control system. Troubleshoot belt drive, chain, and coupling systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: IST 100 Coreq. TME 115 and IST 105