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Power Transmission Handbook®

6th Edition Power Transmission Handbook®

PTDA's revised 6th Edition Power Transmission Handbook® is the perfect primer to educate every member of your team. Strengthen your competitive advantage by ensuring your sales and customer service staff are adequately equipped to support your customers by providing solutions in a way that builds loyalty and trust.

Grab the updated 6th Edition with enhanced content for continued relevance in power transmission/motion control product knowledge and basic application skillsWith nearly 400 pages of text, charts, diagrams, drawings and photos, the Handbook provides an unmatched “go-to” resource.

6th Edition Features:

  • Enhanced product and technical information in chain drives, couplings & u-joints, linear motion and PT accessories 
  • New images 
  • Revised training slides
  • Workbook questions added
  • Now printed in color

Each of the 17 Chapter Describes:

  • A product or technology and its various types and uses

  • Maintenance and diagnostic tips

  • Basic application and selection criteria


You'll Find the Handbook Useful as:

  • an excellent primer for new inside/outside salespeople

  • the go-to reference for more experienced employees

  • an ideal resource to train customers on installation and maintenance

The Power Transmission Handbook is available in the following formats:

  • Print–soft cover, coil bound

  • e-Book, available for download in both Apple and Kindle formats
  • ​English–Individual chapters only in file protected pdf format

Review the 6th Edition Table of Contents.
Read an excerpt from the 6th Edition Gears chapter.

Power Transmission Workbook and Answer Guide

The Power Transmission Workbook and Answer Guide provide a complete training program that can be used in self-study or classroom environments.  Quantity discounts are available.

Instructors Tool Kit

If you are planning to train a group of individuals together, consider the Instructor’s Tool Kit. The Kit includes:

  • Power Transmission Handbook, Workbook and Answer Guide
  • Power Point Slide Deck for 14 chapters (also available per chapter)
  • Electronic Exam Bank

Put the power of the Power Transmission Handbook and Workbook to work for you today!

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