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Fall Technical Meeting

Presented by: American Gear Manufacturers Association
Sunday, October 22 – Tuesday, October 24, 8 am – 5 pm

AGMA’s Fall Technical Meeting is a three day conference that covers the gear industry’s latest research and technical developments. Presentation topics include design, analysis, manufacturing and application of gears, gear drives and related products, as well as associated processes and procedures. This is the gear industry’s best educational opportunity available!

Fall Technical Meeting Individual Sessions
Session Date & Time Member Non-Member
Session I – Efficiency, Lubrication, Noise & Vibration Oct. 22, 1 pm – 5 pm $295 $395
Session II – Manufacturing, Inspection & Quality Control Oct. 23, 8 am – 12 pm $295 $395
Session III – Application, Design & Rating Oct. 23, 1:30 pm – 5 pm $295 $395
Session IV – Materials & Heat Treat Oct. 24, 8 am – 12 pm $295 $395
Session V – Gear Wear & Failure Oct. 24, 1 pm – 5 pm $295 $395

 

Fall Technical Meeting Full Program Registration Fees:
Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:
Member: $895
Non-Member: $1195

After September 22, 2017:
Member: $995
Non-Member: $1295

**New for 2017**
Student Pricing: $95 (must register onsite and show valid student ID)

2017 Education Courses

Taming Tooth Deflections: The Case for Profile Modifications

Instructor: Raymond Drago, Drive Systems Technology
Tuesday, October 24, 8 am – 12 pm

Pack your “bag of tricks” with knowledge of how teeth deflect, what involute interference really is, the potential consequences of inadequate profile modifications, and the differences between tip relief, flank relief and fully modified profiles. Students learn how to calculate tooth deflections under load and, most importantly, how to modify a gear set properly to completely eliminate involute interference. Finally we will examine the optimum drawing definitions for profile modifications and how to interpret involute inspection charts to determine if the drawing required profile modifications have actually been produced on the gear set.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 22, 2017:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

 

Basics of Gearing

Instructor: William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.
Tuesday, October 24, 8 am – 5 pm; Wednesday, October 25, 8 am – 12 pm

Dramatically improve your knowledge and productivity through Basics of Gearing. This course will be presented in a day and a half, and will give you a comprehensive overview of standard gearing nomenclature, gear involute geometry, inspection procedures and much more.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:
Member: $445
Non-Member: $575

After September 22, 2017:
Member: $525
Non-Member: $655

 

Why Bearings are Damaged

Presented By: American Bearing Manufacturers Association
Tuesday, October 24, 1 pm – 5 pm

AGMA in cooperation with ABMA is offering this course on rolling element bearings for those involved in industrial equipment design, reliability, and maintenance. It will include a basic overview of rolling bearings, their selection, precision and mounting considerations, service life estimation and lubrication related influences. A hands-on damage analysis session is the featured portion of this program.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 22, 2017:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

 

Gearbox Field Inspection – Load Distribution, Lubrication and Condition Monitoring

Instructors: John B. Amendola, John B. Amendola III, Dereck Yatzook, Artec Machine Systems 
Wednesday, October 25, 8 am – 12 pm

Gears can fail due to various damage patterns. In this study, the combined influence of shaft misalignments and gear lead crown on load distribution and tooth bending stresses is applied to real world circumstances. Both the operator and designer must consider gear tribology. The focus of the second topic of the seminar will be placed on lubrication. Gearbox diagnostics and service are critical to the field inspection process. During the third part of this discussion, the instructors will explore these concepts in depth.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 22, 2017:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

 

High Profile Contact Ratio Gearing: Concept, Advantages, Comparison & Cautions

Instructor: Raymond Drago, Drive Systems Technology
Wednesday, October 25, 8 am – 12 pm

Explore just what High Profile Contact Ratio (HCR) gears are and under what circumstances they can be an advantage. Learn when HCR gears are not appropriate and why. This fast paced session will cover the detailed tooth geometry changes that are required to effectively achieve optimum performance and benefit. We will discuss how the load distribution along the involute profile changes when the contact ratio increases above two. Because of the longer, generally more slender teeth on a HCR gear the heat treatment and profile modifications that are required for good performance are distinctly different from those for a standard contact ratio gear. The load capacity rating of HCR gears requires the application of modified AGMA analyses as the AGMA Standards specifically do NOT address gears with profile contact ratios greater than 2.0 thus we will also cover the changes required to successfully rate HCR gears.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 22, 2017:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

 

Reverse Gear System Engineering − Why, When & How − (Avoiding Pitfalls…and Litigation!)

Instructor: Raymond Drago, Drive Systems Technology
Wednesday, October 25, 1 pm – 5 pm

Reverse engineering a gear system is a not too unusual task and in many, but not all, cases the process goes well, thus it is easy to become complacent. It is important, however, to fully understand the process and the best practice procedure for reverse engineering a gear system. Failure to fully follow best practice can result, at best, in an unhappy gear user, but in the worst case it can lead to very expensive, time consuming and reputation damaging litigation. We will discuss the basic types of reverse engineering. The need for understanding the operation of the system in which the gears will be used, the conditions that led to the need for the project and especially, the specific nature of the failure that occurred, if that is the reason for the project, are key, often ignored, elements of the process.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 22, 2017:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

 

How to Read and Interpret a Gear Inspection Report

Instructor: William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.
Thursday, October 26, 8 am – 12 pm

This presentation intends to provide you with a thorough understanding of the information contained within a typical gear inspection report. Specifically, we will look at the contents and meaning of the information contained within the gear charts, as well as the techniques used by the gear measurement system to assess gear quality. An explanation of basic gear measurement techniques, how measurement equipment and test machines implement these techniques, and how to interpret the results from these basic measurements will be covered. We will also discuss how to interpret the results and what corrective actions may be considered if the quality of a particular gear is unsatisfactory.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 22, 2017:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

 

 

Materials Selection and Heat Treatment of Gears

Presented by: AGMA and ASM International
Thursday, October 26, 8 am – 5 pm

Because of their unique contribution to the operation of so many machines and mechanical devices, gears have received special attention from the technical community for more than two millennia. New developments in gear technology, particularly from the materials and heat treatment perspectives, have improved gear performance. This course, developed jointly by AGMA and ASM International, will provide an overview of materials selection and heat treatment of gears.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:
Member: $445
Non-Member: $575

After September 22, 2017:
Member: $525
Non-Member: $655