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Can’t make a live session? All sessions are recorded and sessions and handouts are available as on demand downloads. 


SPECIAL: AGMA is currently offering special pricing on webinars from 2011-2015. AGMA members can view a Download of a webinar for FREE. Non-members rates are $99.00 for a Download.

UPCOMING WEBINAR SERIES

AGMA is presenting a three-session webinar series Gearbox Field Inspections: Observations, Troubleshooting and Establishment of Maintenance Procedures. The webinars will each run 90 minutes and will begin at 1:00 PM Eastern time on the dates below. Each part will focus on a different part of the process.


June 9, 2016 – Part I: Load Distribution

June 30, 2016 – Part II: Lubrication

July 21, 2016 – Part III: Condition Monitoring

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Archived Webinars
Collapse Conditions for Cutting Tools:  Determining Hobbing Feeds and Speeds for Mid-Range Module Gears

TITLE:  Conditions for Cutting Tools: Determining Hobbing Feeds and Speeds for Mid-Range Module Gears

PRICE:  AGMA Members: Free

              Non-members:     $99 

DATE:  June 15, 2011, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern

SPEAKER: Michael G. Tennutti, Gleason Cutting Tools, Inc.

Mike Tennutti is Senior Project Manager at Gleason Cutting Tools. He has almost 50 years experience in the cutting tools and gear industry, and is widely acknowledged as a leading industry expert in the design and application of cutting tools.  Mike received his BS in mathematics from the University of Illinois. He holds two patents, one on hob construction and a second on an inserted-blade cutter assembly. Mike is also an instructor for Gleason and AGMA. He has been involved with AGMA technical committees for close to 20 years and is the recipient of an AGMA Technical Division Executive Committee Award.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Anyone involved in determining the cutting parameters for hobbing
  • Beginning to intermediate level

 

PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION:
This session will discuss the approach used to develop the cutting parameters for certain materials with specific hardness. It will include the starting feed, speed and hob shifting strategy.
 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:   
    Following the presentation attendees will be able to:

  • Develop a strategy for determining the cutting conditions for hobbing
  • Determine the cutting conditions for cutting common materials with a range of hardness
  • Choose different grades of high speed steels for the application
Formats Available: Download
Original Course Date: June 15, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Gear Microgeometry Based Load Distribution Analysis for Gear Noise, Dynamics and Design Assessments

TITLE:  Gear Microgeometry Based Load Distribution Analysis for Gear Noise, Dynamics and Design Assessments

PRICE:  AGMA Members: Free 

              Non-members:     $99

DATE:   May 18, 2011, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT

PRESENTER:  Donald R. Houser, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Emeritus Donald Houser is retired from the Faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio State where he spent 35 years on the faculty. Dr. Houser is the founder of the Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Research Laboratory (GearLab), an industrial research consortium with 45 participating companies. He has supervised over 120 graduate student theses and has consulted on gearing problems with over 60 companies. Professor Houser has over 150 gearing publications and is author of chapters on gear noise in the Dudley’s Gear Handbook (McGraw Hill, 1991 – out of print) and the Noise and Vibration Handbook (Wiley, 2007). He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and recently received the Darle Dudley award from ASME. He currently is active on the following AGMA technical committees: Helical Gear Rating Committee, Bevel Gearing Committee, and the Sound and Vibration Committee.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Gear Design engineers
  • Gear manufacturing engineers
  • Vibration and noise specialists with a basic understanding of gears

PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION:

This webinar will demonstrate techniques for using the gear microgeometry to minimize noise excitations and also to evaluate the gear contact stresses, bending stresses and tribological factors such as film thickness and flash temperature.  The gear pair used in this study is the high speed ratio of the NREL-GRC wind turbine gearbox.  In addition to the load distribution analysis, we shall explore ways of using load distribution analysis to come up with new macrogeometries that perform as well or better than the original design.  Finally, a simple dynamic analysis of the gear set will be performed to observe the response of various natural frequencies to a transmission error excitation.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:            
Following the presentation attendees will be able to:

  • Have an appreciation for basic gear noise excitations
  • Understand gear microgeometry on design parameters such as transmission error and contact stresses
  • Have an appreciation of a method to evaluate many different gear designs using load distribution results
  • Understand how transmission error excites the simple dynamic system of a pair of gears and accompanying drive and load inertias
  • Appreciate the effects of microgeometry manufacturing variation on the performance of a given gear design
Formats Available: Download
Original Course Date: May 18, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Metallurgy of Gear Materials

TITLE: Metallurgy of Gear Materials

PRICE:  AGMA Members: Free

              Non-member:   $99

DATE:   October 4, 2011, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT

PRESENTER: Dr. Phillip Terry, Chief Metallurgist, Lufkin Industries, Inc.

Phil Terry, Chief Metallurgist for Lufkin Industries, is responsible for the direction of materials technology across the company covering the Power Transmission and Oil Field Divisions in the USA and their various overseas facilities.

He graduated with a degree in Metallurgy from the University of Aston in Birmingham, England, and then continued academic research in the field of Fracture Mechanics; he was awarded a Ph.D. in 1972.
He worked for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) on the UK Prototype Fast reactor program and the installation of the first UK Pressurized Water Reactor.

Dr Terry joined Houston based oil field company Cameron at their Leeds UK facility and held several positions: Chief Engineer R&D, Technical Manager and Director of Central Services.  At this time he was also Chair of the Leeds Engineering Initiative NGO and continued to work with TWI and BSI standards development.  He attended the Jesse H Jones Management School at Rice University.

He is a Member of the Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining, a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Professional Engineer, he has presented numerous technical papers and taught courses on metallurgy and material related subjects in Europe, the Middle East and USA.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The material will benefit all those whose jobs involve material selection and specification for gears, including design engineers and metallurgists new to the gear industry.


PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION: 
In this webinar Dr. Terry will cover the details of the metallurgy of heat treatment of gear steels and in particular through- hardened/quenched and tempered and carburized gears. The metallurgical mechanisms which develop the properties necessary to carry gear tooth loads will be examined and the load carrying capability of the various material options will be explained. Metallurgical characteristics specific to gear steels will be explored.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Attendees will learn:

  • Basic heat treatment
  • Heat treatment developing specific properties related to gear teeth
  • Material characteristics required for optimum performance of gears.
Formats Available: Download
Original Course Date: October 04, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Design and Development Procedure for High-Precision Molded Plastic Gear Transmissions

TITLE: Design and Development Procedure for High-Precision Molded Plastic Gear Transmissions

PRICE: AGMA Members: Free

             Non-Members:     $99

DATE:  February 8, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern

PRESENTER: David Sheridan, Senior Design Engineer, Ticona Engineering Polymers

David Sheridan is senior design engineer at Ticona Engineering Polymers, a business of Celanese Corporation. He has been involved with the design and analysis of plastic parts for over 24 years and plastic gearing for the past 15 years. He is also an active member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association Plastics Gearing Committee.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Designers and project managers for plastic gear transmissions
  • Purchasers, customers, or specifiers of plastic gear transmission components
  • Molders or mold makers of plastic gears and housings



PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION:
This session will discuss high-precision molded plastic gear transmission design and development. 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Attendees will gain:

  • Understanding of preferred gear types and arrangements for plastics
  • Calculation equations for determining the full range of dimensional effects from tolerances and environmental influences.
  • Understanding of design and molding influences on dimensional stability.


COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Gear types and arrangements for plastics
  • Gear tooth geometry and specifications that produce functional gears for all operating conditions, the entire range of tolerances, and environmental influences on dimensions
  • High-precision gear molding and mold making
  • Design and engineering
  • Prints and specifications
  • Prototype parts and mold development
  • Measurement and inspection
  • Testing and validation
  • Production molding
Formats Available: Download
Original Course Date: February 08, 2012
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Collapse Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Reading Between the Lines (Part One)

TITLE: Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Reading Between the Lines (Part One)

PRICE: AGMA Members: Free

             Non-members:     $99

DATE:  May 10, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern

PRESENTER: Dwight Smith, Vice President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. Machine Tool Division

Dwight has a wide range of experience in gear manufacturing, including workholding, metrology, analysis, and project management. He has been developing and presenting basic gear training sessions globally since 1989. Smith also serves as chairman of the AGMA Nomenclature Committee and an instructor for the AGMA Basic Training for Gear Manufacturing Course held at Daley College, Chicago, IL.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • People relatively new to gear manufacturing/inspection 
  • Quality control people as well as manufacturing people will benefit from better understanding how gears are measured and evaluated 
  • Others from quoting, processing and sales also can gain knowledge of inspection reports beyond the "wiggly lines"

 

PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION:

The webinar is an introduction to the methodology of analytical gear inspection and the evaluation and interpretation of the resulting data. The application of this information to identify and correct manufacturing errors will begin to be explored.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Attendees will gain knowledge in:

  • Identifying major gear characteristics measured and methods used
  • Evaluating pitch, profile and helix
  • Using AGMA analysis methods
    • Compare/contrast 2008-A88 with the current standard 2015
Formats Available: Download
Original Course Date: May 10, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Solving Manufacturing Problems (Part Two)

TITLE: Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Solving Manufacturing Problems (Part Two)

PRICE: AGMA Members: FREE

             Non-Members:     $99

DATE:  June 7, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern

PRESENTER:  Dwight Smith, Vice President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. Machine Tool Division

Dwight has a wide range of experience in gear manufacturing, including workholding, metrology, analysis, and project management. He has been developing and presenting basic gear training sessions globally since 1989. Smith also serves as chairman of the AGMA Nomenclature Committee and an instructor for the AGMA Basic Training for Gear Manufacturing Course held at Daley College, Chicago, IL.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • People relatively new to gear manufacturing/inspection 
  • Quality control people as well as manufacturing people will benefit from better understanding how gears are measured and evaluated 
  • Others from quoting, processing and sales also can gain knowledge of inspection reports beyond the "wiggly lines"

 

 

PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION:

Picking up from Analytical Gear Chart Interpretation: Reading Between the Lines (Part One), this webinar reviews chart interpretation and applies inspection data to understand the causes and cures of manufacturing errors. Many chart examples are used to understand cause and effect.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Attendees will gain knowledge in:

  • Understanding errors from various gear manufacturing processes
    • Hobbing
    • Shaping
    • Shaving
    • Grinding
  • Understanding the relationship between inspection charts and manufacturing kinematics
  • Using inspection chart information to determine the root causes of errors
Formats Available: Download
Original Course Date: June 07, 2012
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Collapse Troubleshooting of Gearboxes

TITLE: Troubleshooting of Gearboxes

PRICE: AGMA Members: Free

             Non-members:     $99

DATE: February 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET

PRESENTER: Richard Schrama, PE, Tribological Services

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Maintenance millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • Lubricant vendor technical advisors
  • Gearing manufacturers' service engineers
  • Gearing manufacturers' design engineers
  • Mechanical maintenance engineers
  • Reliability engineers
  • Bearing and seal manufacturers’ technical support engineers
  • Repair shop personnel

 

PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION:

The objective of this webinar is to examine the basics for troubleshooting gearbox problems. The presentation will define the main problem areas for gearing and gearboxes including vibration; heat generation; noise alignment; wear on gearing, bearings seals and gearbox casing; lubrication; and then failures. Each set of problems will have causes and possible solutions provided.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to: 

  • Understand the basics of the predictive maintenance techniques available
  • Identify possible gearbox problems and failures
  • Provide solutions that will prevent the problems and failures from re-occurring
  • Identify various failure mechanisms and modes for gearing
  • Identify the failure mechanisms and modes for bearings, seals and couplings

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Vibration
  • Temperature
  • Noise
  • Alignment
  • Lubrication
  • Wear
Formats Available: Download
Original Course Date: February 19, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Contact Stresses

TITLE:  Contact Stresses

PRICE: AGMA Members: Free

             Non-members:     $99

DATE:  March 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM ET

PRESENTER: Steven R. Schmid, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This is a webinar for design engineers. The presentation will be fairly technical, but will be easily understood by anyone with a technical bachelor's degree.

PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION:

This webinar will cover the stresses that result in gear tooth contact, including Hertzian contact stress theory, and point and line contacts.  Professor Schmid will also extend the discussion to cover elliptical contact and the application to gears.  

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to -

  • Appreciate the nature of nonconformal contacts, their stresses and benefits of lubrication
  • Calculate the contact stresses and deformations associated with gear contacts of all kinds
  • Understand the basic scientific background of the AGMA contact stress equations

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Strength of gears, including effects of manufacturing process on gear quality index and associated costs; stress cycle factors and other modifications; effect of lubrication regime 
  • An introduction to bending of gear teeth, the factors that affect stress and strength, and the design approaches to reduce bending stresses
  • The nature of fatigue wear, methods to eliminate or reduce fatigue wear (pitting resistance)
  • Application of lubrication theory to gears
  • The AGMA equations and their relationship to Hertzian contact

 

Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Download
Original Course Date: March 19, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Common Gear Material Inspection Methods

TITLE: Common Gear Material Inspection Methods  

PRICE: AGMA Members: Free

             Non-Members:     $99

DATE:  April 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM ET

PRESENTER:   Sarah Tedesco, President, Ashford Consulting

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 

Any quality engineer, manufacturing engineer, and customer liaison (sales or engineering) who would benefit from knowing and understanding the kinds of analysis involved in assuring the quality of their product.

PURPOSE AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

Gear quality is of utmost importance to a manufacturer.  Presented in this webinar are several commonly used gear inspection methods to ensure the quality of a gear from the raw material through to the final manufactured form.  Discussed are methods of assuring the quality of: raw material (cast or billet), heat treatment (whether forged, quench and tempered, carburized induction hardened or nitrided) and final net shape formation (welding, machining and fine finishing).  Students will be able to assess the accuracy of the current methods used or possibly find newer, less expensive methods for assessing the quality of their gears. 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Evaluate their current quality control plan’s sufficiency
  • Assess what kinds of tests are necessary to ensure high quality gear manufacture
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of various forms of analysis 

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Brief introduction to gear manufacture
    • Explanation of raw material manufacture:
      • Steel- billet, round bar and cast
      • Cast iron- gray, ductile and ADI
      • Forging
    • Explanation of various forms of heat treatment:
      • Quench and temper
      • Carburizing
      • Nitriding (and FNC)
      • Induction and flame hardening
    • Explanation of various processes for final net shape formation
      • Welding
      • Machining
  • Methods of analysis, including an overview of how they work and the kind of information that is yielded:
    • Methods used for raw material evaluation:
      • Tensile testing, C/S combustion analysis, optical emission spectroscopy, metallography, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasonic testing
    • Methods used in heat treatment evaluation:
      • Visual inspection, metrology, liquid dye penetrant, magnetic particle inspection, metallography
    • Methods used in final net shape evaluation:
      • Metrology, surface profilometry, grind burn evaluation techniques
  • Costs of the various methods will be compared, their accuracy discussed, the quality of information (whether quantitative, qualitative or pass/fail) and whether the method is destructive will all be discussed.
Formats Available: Download
Original Course Date: April 17, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse How to Spec a Gear

TITLE: HOW TO SPEC A GEAR

PRICE: AGMA Member: Free

             Non-Member:      $99

DATE: February 11, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern

PRESENTER: Frank C. Uherek, Principal Engineer, Rexnord Gear Group

This course will outline the data necessary to specify a gear set covering the key answers that the gear manufacturer needs to know prior to design and manufacturing.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND 

  • Engineers and Designers, who utilize gears in their products
  • Procurement agents who need to buy gears
  • Quotation staff to get the right list of questions to ask clients about a gear quote request.

 

PURPOSE AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

Buying a gear set is usually not as simple as going online and ordering the one in blue, size medium. If poor communication occurs during the quote phase, the gear manufacturer will build what you ordered but not what you needed. This course explains what information a purchaser will need to provide to a manufacturer to ensure you get the best part for your project. It also covers general considerations for making sure you get all the information along with gear set such as documentation and shipping requirements. 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

Following this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the considerations to consider prior to sending out requests for quote  
  • Explain how the installation affects the gear design
  • Demonstrate how specification, quantity, and delivery requirements affect cost
  • Discuss questions the gear manufacturer is going to ask

 

COURSE OUTLINE

1)      Introduction

2)      Gearing without Drawings

a) Application Data

i)        Loading

ii)       Speeds

iii)     Operating Cycles

iv)     Failure Limits

b) Environmental Data

i)        Ambient Temperatures and Humidity

ii)       Air Flow

iii)     Noise and Vibration

iv)     Maintenance abilities

v)      Installation site

c) Dimensional Constraints

i)        Input  to output orientation

ii)       Maximum envelope size

iii)     Mounting interface

d) Specification Options

i)        AGMA

ii)       ISO

iii)     Other agencies

e) Inspection and certification requirements

i)        Client requirements

ii)       Testing

iii)     Drawings and documentation

iv)     Warranty and Performance

v)      Intellectual property

3)      Gearing with Drawings

a) Dimensional data

i)        Key interface dimensions

ii)       Surface finish requirements

b) Tooling specifications

i)        Client or manufacturer supplied

ii)       Interface dimensions

c) Accuracy specifications

i)        What standard

ii)       How often measured

d) Material and heat treatment specifications

i)        Commercially available or Proprietary

ii)       Hardness

e) Surface treatments

f) Documentation requirements

i)        Inspections

ii)       Dimensions needed

iii)     Laboratory tests

4)      General Considerations

a) Standard or Custom

b) Lead time

c) Revision control / In process changes

d) Problem resolution

e) Documentation requirements

i)        Information desired

ii)       Witness points

f) Packaging and Shipment

g) Storage prior to use

5)      Conclusions

Formats Available: Download
Original Course Date: February 11, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Part I Gearbox Field Inspections: Load Distribution

June 9, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern


Live Presentation: AGMA Members: FREE / Non-members: $159.00


Download: AGMA Members: AGMA Members: FREE / Non-members $159.00 each


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.

After attending Part I, students will be able to:

  • Identify damage patterns that occur as a result of various stresses during operations.
  • Provide an analysis and corrective plans to avoid toothing distress.
  • Have a deeper understanding of the unique attributes of load distribution effects.
  • Interpret the connection between gear design and inspections and maintenance.
  • Identify key design attributes which lend to maintenance friendly requirements for gears.
  • Apply and relate theoretical frameworks in gear load distribution.


Speakers


John B. Amendola is Chief Executive Officer of Artec Machine Systems where he has been working for 43 years.  Prior employment was with Western Gear, Texaco & Boeing Co. He is currently an active member of AGMA TDEC, active chairman of AGMA Enclosed High Speed Units Committee and active chairman of US TAG to ISO TC60.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute. 


John B. Amendola III, is the President of Artec Machine Systems where he has been working for 22 years. Prior experiences include: 1 year at Maag Gear, Zurich Switzerland, with assembly, testing, field services group for high speed gear applications; and 2 years at SUNY Maritime College, Assistant Professor Engineering Department training of engineering undergrads in Marine/Mechanical operations.  He is an active member AGMA Helical Gear Rating Committee and holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from Maine Maritime and a Professional Engineering License for Mechanical Engineering.  John III also maintains a USCG unlimited license as a senior Marine Engineering Officer and Commander Retired US Navy Reserve.


Dereck Yatzook is a Mechanical Engineer with a BSME from University of New Haven. He has been employed at Artec for the past 14 years and is currently Manager of Contract Engineering.  Dereck is an active member of the AGMA Metallurgical Committee.


Formats Available: Live Webcast, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: June 09, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Part II - Gearbox Field Inspections: Lubrication

June 30, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern


Live Presentation: AGMA Members: FREE / Non-members: $159.00


Download: AGMA Members: AGMA Members: FREE / Non-members $159.00 each


Both the operator and designer must consider gear tribology. In this second part of our series, the focus will be placed on lubrication.

After attending Part II, students will be able to:

  • Identify factors to avoid gear failures
  • Have a deeper understanding of Elastohydrodynamic (EP) Lubrication
  • Identify the differences between primary and secondary modes of failure
  • Describe how the choice of lubricant affects the life of the gear unit
  • Explain the effects of EP additives


Speakers


John B. Amendola is Chief Executive Officer of Artec Machine Systems where he has been working for 43 years.  Prior employment was with Western Gear, Texaco & Boeing Co. He is currently an active member of AGMA TDEC, active chairman of AGMA Enclosed High Speed Units Committee and active chairman of US TAG to ISO TC60.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute. 


John B. Amendola III, is the President of Artec Machine Systems where he has been working for 22 years. Prior experiences include: 1 year at Maag Gear, Zurich Switzerland, with assembly, testing, field services group for high speed gear applications; and 2 years at SUNY Maritime College, Assistant Professor Engineering Department training of engineering undergrads in Marine/Mechanical operations.  He is an active member AGMA Helical Gear Rating Committee and holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from Maine Maritime and a Professional Engineering License for Mechanical Engineering.  John III also maintains a USCG unlimited license as a senior Marine Engineering Officer and Commander Retired US Navy Reserve.


Dereck Yatzook is a Mechanical Engineer with a BSME from University of New Haven. He has been employed at Artec for the past 14 years and is currently Manager of Contract Engineering.  Dereck is an active member of the AGMA Metallurgical Committee.


Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webcast, Download, Webinar + Download
Original Course Date: June 30, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Through generous support from the AGMA Foundation, we have recorded the popular Detailed Gear Design live course for wider availability. Taught by gear expert, Ray Drago, P.E., students can get the full experience of the course through 15 one-hour segments and supporting training documents. Detailed Gear Design teaches students about gear design and then walks students through carefully crafted "problems" that will demonstrate the practical application of the optimization methods presented in this seminar.

NOTE:  If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE.




Watch a sample of the online program "Detailed Gear Design" with Ray Drago


Online Video Training: Detailed Gear Design program
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VIDEO COURSE: Detailed Gear Design

Learn right at your computer – no travel!

NOTE:  If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE

Through generous support from the AGMA Foundation, we have recorded the popular Detailed Gear Design live course for wider availability. Taught by gear expert, Ray Drago, P.E., of Drive Systems Technology, Inc. Students can get the full experience of the course through 15 one-hour segments and supporting training documents. Detailed Gear Design teaches students about gear design and then walks students through carefully crafted "problems" that will demonstrate the practical application of the optimization methods presented in this seminar.

Who Should Take This Course

Gear engineers, gear designers, application engineers, people who are responsible for interpreting gear designs, technicians and managers that want to better understand all aspects of gear design.

The majority of the course material is presented through qualitative descriptions, practical examples, illustrations and demonstrations, which require basic mathematical and engineering skills. However, some familiarity with gear design and application will enhance overall understanding of the material.

Benefits of this Training

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Improve your gear designs
  • Better understand gear rating theory and analysis methods
  • Investigate differences in stress states among various surface durability failure modes
  • Discuss time dependent and time independent failure modes related to tooth design
  • Use computer generated graphics to examine mesh action and tooth interaction
  • Gain new insight into the concepts presented through illustrations and demonstrations

Course Outline - CLICK HERE

AGMA Standards and Information Sheets Relevant to Material in Detailed Gear Design - CLICK HERE

This course is presented in English only.

Please note - You are required to print the 188 page course manual (color recommended) prior to starting the course. You will have only one opportunity to print the course manual.

You will have access to view the video for 60 days on your computer.  You may watch the course as many times as you like during the 60 days.

System Requirements:

Windows

    * Operating System: Windows 7,Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2
    * Intel® Pentium® III 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
    * 128MB of RAM

Mac OS

    * Operating System: Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 or above
    * Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    * 128MB of RAM

NOTE:  If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE

Formats Available: Streaming

Approved Credit:
  • AGMA: 15.00 hours Continuing Education Hours

  • PURCHASEPURCHASE Online Video Training: Detailed Gear Design

    Through generous support from the AGMA Foundation, AGMA has recorded the popular Gear Failure Analysis live course for wider availability. Taught by expert gear failure analyst, Robert Errichello, P.E., of GEARTECH, students get the experience of the course through 11 segments consisting of a total of 10 hours of in-depth discussion of gear failure modes and supporting training documents. Gear Failure Analysis teaches students the causes of gear failure and how to prevent it from occurring. Avoiding gear failure can save thousands of dollars in repair costs!

    NOTE:  If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE.




    Watch a sample of the online program "Gear Failure Anaysis" with Robert Errichello.


    Online Video Training: Gear Failure Analysis
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    Online Video Training: Gear Failure Analysis

    VIDEO COURSE: Gear Failure Analysis


    Learn right at your computer – no travel!

    NOTE:  If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself,
    CLICK HERE

    Through generous support from the
    AGMA Foundation, AGMA has recorded the popular Gear Failure Analysis live course for wider availability. Taught by expert gear failure analyst, Robert Errichello, P.E., of GEARTECH, students get the experience of the course through 11 segments consisting of a total of 10 hours of in-depth discussion of gear failure modes and supporting training documents. Gear Failure Analysis teaches students the causes of gear failure and how to prevent it from occurring. Avoiding gear failure can save thousands of dollars in repair costs!

     

    In AGMA’s Gear Failure Analysis online video training, you will examine the various types of gear failure, such as overload, bending fatigue, Hertzian fatigue, wear, scuffing and cracking. Possible causes of these failures will be presented, along with some suggested ways to avoid them.

     

    Renowned gear instructor, Bob Errichello, uses a variety of tools and methods – lectures, slide presentations and Q&A sessions – to give you a comprehensive understanding of the reasons for gear failure. Errichello, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in structural dynamics.  He has over 40 years of experience, has authored some 60 articles, and is a recipient of AGMA’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. 

     

    The video presents a vast amount of knowledge not available elsewhere and is presented in a clear, well organized and easily understood manner.

     


    Who Should Take This Course

    Gear Failure Analysis will help you solve everyday problems whether you are a gear engineer, user, researcher, maintenance technician, lubricant expert, or manager
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    Recommended Preparation for Gear Failure Analysis is the archived AGMA webinar, Metallurgy of Gear Materials, presented by Dr. Phil Terry. This webinar is excellent especially for those with no training in metallurgy. The webinar is available on CD-ROM or download for $159/member and $295/non-member.


    Course Manual

    You will treasure your course manual as a permanent reference and guide for failure analysis. It offers over 100 color photos, dozens of illustrations, a textbook and failure atlas. You will refer to your course manual over and over.

     

    Certificate

    Each student completing the course and successfully completing a short quiz will receive a certificate for completion of 10 hours of advanced training.

    Course Outline - CLICK HERE

    AGMA Standards and Information Sheets Relevant to Material in Gear Failure Analysis - CLICK HERE

    This course is presented in English only.

    Please note - You are required to print the 343 page course manual (color recommended) prior to starting the course. You will have only one opportunity to print the course manual, please have adequate supplies.

    You will have access to view the video for 60 days on your computer.  You may watch the course as many times as you like during the 60 days.


    System Requirements:

    Windows

        * Operating System: Windows 7,Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2
        * Intel® Pentium® III 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
        * 128MB of RAM

    Mac OS

        * Operating System: Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 or above
        * Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
        * 128MB of RAM

    NOTE:  If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself,
    CLICK HERE


     
    Formats Available: Streaming

    Approved Credit:
  • AGMA: 10.00 hours Continuing Education Hours

  • PURCHASEPURCHASE Online Video Training: Gear Failure Analysis

    The AGMA Workforce Training Series has been developed to assist current new-and mid-level employees of gear manufacturers. The series provides a comprehensive overview of gearing to enhance students’ understanding of essential terminology and practices within the industry.

    The three courses are:

    • Fundamentals of Gearing
    • Parallel Gear Inspection
    • Hobbing

    Students will go through a self-paced training course followed by a test for each course. Study guides and related materials, including practice tests, are provided for optimal success.

    The courses are a benefit of AGMA membership (no cost to members). This is a great way to give basic gear training to all of your employees, especially those new to the gear industry. The individual courses are self-paced, but take an average of about eight hours each. The student will be given 30 days to complete the course.

    The cost to non-members is $295 per course per person ($885 for all three courses per person). 

    If you are an AGMA member, you must be in the AGMA database to receive the member rate. If you are not sure if you or the person you are registering is already listed with AGMA, contact Cora Byrd at Byrd@agma.org. Please provide:

    • Company name
    • Company address
    • Employee’s name and title
    • Employee’s unique email address
    • Phone
    • Fax

    To add all three programs to your AGMA classroom, click here to register for the 3 Course Package.  

    *This series of courses has been developed using AGMA Standards. The material references AGMA information sheet 915-1-A02 and ANSI/AGMA technical standards 2015-1-A01 and 2015-2-A06.

    The creation of these online training courses was made possible by a grant from the "AGMA Foundation."  Read more about each course below.
    Workforce Training Series
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    Fundamentals of Gearing















    This course is a comprehensive overview of the industry. It begins with a little history of gearing and proceeds through the topics of:

    • Parallel axis gear basics
    • Involute tooth form
    • Description of the gear
    • Diametrical pitch/Module
    • Pitch
    • Pressure angle
    And then finishes by defining a series of 37 crucial terms used in gearing.

    Students will also receive a copy of the ANSI/AGMA 1012-G05 Gear Nomenclature, Definitions of Terms with Symbols. ($78 value)

    You will have 30 days to complete the online course.

    System Requirements
    Internet browser and Adobe Flash Player

    If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE

    Formats Available: Streaming

    Approved Credit:
  • AGMA: 1 hour Continuing Education Hours

  • PURCHASEPURCHASE Fundamentals of Gearing
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    Parallel Gear Inspection

















    The level one gear inspection module includes basic concepts for gear measurement, the tools and instruments used, the evaluation of gear characteristics, definitions of terms, and an introduction to gear quality classification.

    Topics covered include:

    • Categories of measurement on a gear
    • Double flank composite inspection
    • Single flank composite inspection
    • The sequence of measurements
    • When should gear elements be measured
    • Mean helix slope deviation
    • And classification of gear quality

    You will have 30 days to complete the online course.

    System Requirements

    Internet browser and Adobe Flash Player

    If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE


    Formats Available: Streaming

    Approved Credit:
  • AGMA: 1 hour Continuing Education Hours

  • PURCHASEPURCHASE Parallel Gear Inspection
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    Hobbing
















    This course is designed to present the basics of hobbing to hobbing machine operators, gear technicians, and engineers.

    It covers the following material:

    • Hobbing process
    • Hob cutting tool terminology
    • Generating gears
    • Hobbing machine terminology
    • Measuring, mounting, and truing the hob
    • Mounting and truing the work piece
    • Basic part inspection
    • Tooth size, runout
    • And recognizing problems

    You will have 30 days to complete the online course.

    System Requirements

    Internet browser and Adobe Flash Player

    If purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, CLICK HERE



    Formats Available: Streaming

    Approved Credit:
  • AGMA: 1 hour Continuing Education Hours

  • PURCHASEPURCHASE Hobbing