Have you ever wondered exactly how construction equipment is powered to work? You may know that all machinery is run by an engine, but how are you able to manipulate the machinery through the controls? This question and more are answered in the Power Train Overview module, a free Caterpillar training course offered by Technicians for Africa.
Find out how the transmission controls communicate with the engine
Cat® power trains are a vital part of all construction and mining machinery. A power train is an integrated package of different components that are highly durable for rugged conditions, consisting of axles, drives, converters and other parts to ensure that equipment can be operated smoothly and efficiently. This Caterpillar online course provides an overview of power train fundamentals to help you understand the role of power trains, and how to maintain them to ensure that equipment is in good condition.
In the Power Train Overview module, you will learn about:
- Power trains and their function as part of construction equipment
- Engine terminology relating to power trains, including axles, self-lubricating final drives, torque converters and transmissions
- Power train assembly for different equipment applications
- How correct power train maintenance can reduce fuel consumption and allow for smoother transmission shifts
Free online technician training
The Power Train Overview module is one of 18 Caterpillar training modules that form part of the free program offered by Technicians for Africa. The courses provide technicians with valuable skills and knowledge of Cat® machinery used in the construction and mining industries. The courses, completed over a period of 3 to 6 months, cover everything from assembly, maintenance and safety to the basics of electricity and hydraulics. The program is great for technicians who want to improve their skills and earnings. Aspiring technicians can use their certificate of completion to gain access to a vocational school.
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