• Program: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Power Transmission and Mechanical Systems
  • Course #: ARET1125
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

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 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.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals 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

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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