Rulmeca Corporation will offer online Motorized Pulley training until safety concerns about COVID-19 can be reduced and in-house seminars, such as the 2019 seminar shown here, may be reconvened.  This “MOOC” (massive open online course) will be self-administered and consists of 11 training modules.  Each module includes videos, which may be watched according to the viewer’s desired schedule, and a quiz, which must be completed prior to the end of each of two semesters.  The company’s live “MOOC Midterm” and “MOOC Final” webinars will present highlights of the key topics covered in each semester and clarify any difficult material , as identified by answers to the submitted quizzes.

FIRST SEMESTER:  This free online course is open to anyone interested in Motorized Pulley technology.  Click here to register.  Specifically designed to help sales people familiarize themselves with concepts, techniques, terms, and the philosophy of selling internally-powered and hermetically-sealed conveyor belt drives, the first semester emphasizes commercial topics and product benefits.  Certain modules (e.g. M303 “How to Calculate Belt Pull and Required Belt Power”), which are more applicable to conveyor belt drive design and optimization, will be beneficial to design engineers and conveyor operators.  There is no obligation to complete the entire course.  Rulmeca Corporation encourages participants to use the eleven segments as a la carte training items, according to each person’s requirement.

MOOC MIDTERM WEBINAR  This free live webinar is open to anyone interested in Motorized Pulley technology.  Click here to watch the recording.  It reviewed and explained key topics covered in the first six modules which were problematic for students.  Most relevant answers to quizzes were presented and critiqued.  Topics included:

  • Introduction to Conveyor Drive Technology
  • Commercialization of Motorized Pulleys
  • Solving Problems with Internally-powered Drives

FINAL SEMESTER  This free online course is open to anyone interested in Motorized Pulley technology.  Click here to register.  Designed to help sales people familiarize themselves with concepts, techniques, terms, and the philosophy of selling internally-powered and hermetically-sealed conveyor belt drives, this semester also presents information which is valuable to conveyor designers and operators.  The module on Troubleshooting Conveyor Drives is particularly useful.  The hopper feeder conveyor design lectures not only explain how to calculate required power, but also provide “pressure relief tips”.  There is no obligation to complete the entire course.  Rulmeca Corporation encourages participants to use the eleven segments as a la carte training items, according to each person’s requirement.

MOOC FINAL WEBINAR  This free live webinar is open to anyone interested in Motorized Pulley technology.  Click here to register.  It will review and explain any topics covered in the second five modules which were problematic for students.  Most relevant answers to quizzes will be presented and critiqued.  Topics will include:

  • How to Calculate Conveyor Pull and Power
  • How to Install, Maintain, and Troubleshoot Conveyor Drives
  • How to Design Hopper Feeder Conveyors