Online Video Courses

Gear Failure Analysis, Detailed Gear Design, and Gearbox CSI: Gears Only are intended to provide an experience that closely resembles the courses that are offered in the Face-to-Face format. You will have 60 days to complete the course, pass the course assessment, and receive your certificate.

  • Includes Credits

    The purpose will be to cover the concurrent design and analyses of gears and bearings in integrated systems like gearboxes, transmissions, and electric motor drives, so as to allow for good integration and faster optimization of the overall system. This will help gear engineers and suppliers better determine the trade-offs with the bearings, help bearing engineers and suppliers similarly with the gears, and system engineers better understand both. The examples covered are generic but should be useful both within and across industries that use these components and systems.

    Course Rationale/Students Course Designed to Serve: 

    Transmission/gearbox/electric motor, gear, and/or bearing engineers. Experts or practitioners in one field who want to learn more details about, and how to manage the interactions with, these other fields

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand how to design and analyze integrated gear and bearing systems.
    • Understand real-world systems trade-offs: efficiency, durability, noise, size.
    • Better optimize their gear and bearing systems early.
  • Includes Credits

    This 4 hour online seminar is intended 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.

    Who Should Attend 

    This course will appeal to anyone who is interested in the measurement and inspection techniques of gears, gear systems, and gear charts.

    Expected Student Learning (Course Level) Outcomes:

    Describe the measurement and inspection techniques used to qualify a gear

    Explain the major contributing factors to gear quality

    Describe in detail the practical gear measurement and inspection techniques

    Categorize the common tools and equipment used to measure and inspect gears

    Discuss some of the new and automated gear design systems

    0.3 CEUs


  • Includes Credits

    This course 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. Additionally, it 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.

    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"

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify major gear characteristics measured and methods used
    • Evaluate pitch, profile and helix
    • Use AGMA ANSI ISO analysis methods
    • Compare/contrast 2008-A88 with the current standard AGMA ANSI ISO 1328-1-B14
    • 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