Powertrain Fundamentals

Why attend this learning programme?

This course covers the basic operation of the powertrain system and its operating components. Course delegates will gain an in-depth knowledge of the powertrain for troubleshooting purposes

Who should attend?

This course is targeted for all earthmoving equipment mechanics, who want to increase their knowledge of machine powertrain components for troubleshooting and maintenance purposes.

What are the course pre-requisites?

Course delegates must have a working knowledge of earthmoving equipment machines, and must be able to communicate at an NQF level 2: literacy and numeracy

What are learning outcomes?

Explain the operation of the torque convertor and torque divider
Explain the operation of the planetary gear system
Explain the operation of the hydraulic control system of a transmission
Explain the basic operation of a transmission
Explain the operation of a differential
Explain the operation of a final drive
Explain the operation of a basic brake system
Explain the operation of the undercarriage and component function
Understand how to conduct basic power train maintenance using a maintenance interval sheet

Course Duration?

5 Days

What will you learn?

Day One:
Introduction to power train
The operation of the torque convertor and torque divider
The operation of the planetary gear system
The purpose of planetary systems

Day 2:
The operation of the hydraulic control system of a transmission
Basic operation of a transmission
Types of transmissions
Day 3:
The operation of a differential
The operation of a final drive
Types of final drives
Day 4:
The operation of a basic brake system
Identification of major components of an under carriage
Undercarriage components and operation
Power train maintenance using the maintenance interval sheet

Day 5:
Course consolidation
Assessment

What is the preferred number of delegates per course?

For the best benefit to learners, we require a minimum of 6 delegates and a maximum of 20 delegates for the theory training.

 

Unit Std IDUnit Standard DescriptionNQF LevelNo of Credits
253440Assemble mechanical components212
243769Demonstrate knowledge of lubrication22
119750Inspect and lubricate an automotive system28
253582Lift and move a load using manual lifting equipment and tackle28
13219Maintain static seals in machines and / or equipment24
1162319Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane25
13258Participate in workgroup activities24
15123Select and use vehicle lifting equipment23
13220Keep the work area safe and productive28
260717Remove and fit automobile components212
119744Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment24
12219Select, use and care for engineering power tool26
119463Access and use information from texts25
9008Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2- and 3- dimensional shapes in different contexts23
119454Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication25
119460Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes25
9007Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems25
119456Write/present for a defined context25
116932Operate a personal computer system23
244686Demonstrate understanding of the principles of fluid power26
244690Demonstrate basic knowledge of hydraulic components23