Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Apprentice & Training Program – Pekin Campus | Evaluated Learning Experience
Machine Alignment I (M117)
40 hours (1 week)
October 2011 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: perform a pre-alignment check on various types of pumps; evaluate a shaft misalignment to quantify the degree of misalignment; demonstrate the process to use rate of change to calculate shim corrections; use feeler gages to check for soft foot of the pump; measure back sag and adjust shaft positions measurement readings taken from dial indicators; mount a dial indicator and take accurate readings; align shafts using the rim-and-face method; and properly and safely use hand and power tools.
Major topics include: machine alignment, pumps, shim corrections, feeler gages, dial indicators, readings, rim-and-face method, and use and handling of tools. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Millwright or Construction Technology (9/16) (4/22 revalidation).