June 9, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern


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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.





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.


Course Information
Date Presented:
June 09, 2016 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Part I Gearbox Filed Inspections: Load Distribution
Speaker Information
John B. Amendola III   [ view bio ]
John B. Amendola   [ view bio ]
Dereck Yatzook   [ view bio ]
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