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.

  • Modern Automated Gear Quality Assessment Technology - May 12-13, 2021

    Includes Credits

    This new and expanded one-day online course is intended to provide you with a thorough understanding of the attributes of a gear and its design are critical to ensure the required operation and function of the gear system as expected. The features and attributes of importance to function of the gear system will be discussed and explained in terms of how to measure and inspect them. We will cover measurement techniques and inspection interpretations as a precursor to the operation of a Gear Measurement Machine (GMM). We will also explore the differences and similarities between a GMM and Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM). Building on the objectives of measurement and inspection techniques, we will transition to reading and interpreting a typical gear inspection report. Specifically, we will look at the contents and meaning of the information contained within the gear charts on the drawings, 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. Prior to attending this course it would be helpful if you were familiar and conversant with the AGMA Nomenclature standard and the Fundamentals of Gearing resource, both of which are readily available to anyone and free to AGMA members.

    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. 

    Learning Objectives

    • 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
  • Basics of Gearing Online Video Training

    Includes Credits

    This course provides a solid and fundamental understanding of gear geometry, types and arrangements, and design principles. Starting with the basic definitions of gears, conjugate motion, and the Laws of Gearing, those attending will be given the tools needed to understand the inter-relation and coordinated motion operating within gear pairs and multi-gear trains. Basic gear system design process and gear measurement and inspection techniques will also be explained. In addition, the fundamentals of understanding the step-wise process of working through the iterative design process required to generate a gear pair will be reviewed, and attendees will also briefly discuss the steps and issues involved in design refinement and some manufacturing considerations. Also, 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.

    Who Should Attend:

    Although the Basic Course is designed primarily for newer employees with at least six months' experience in setup or machine operation, it has proved beneficial to quality control managers, sales representatives, management, and executives.

    Expected Student Learning (Course Level) Outcomes:

    Describe the “Law of Gearing,” conjugate action and specifically, involute profiles

    Review the various definitions and terms used in gearing

    Identify the function and operation of all gear arrangements

    Appraise preliminary design considerations and the gear system design process

    Explain practical gear measurement and inspection techniques, tools and equipment

    Recognize “Best Practices” regarding gear system design

    Discuss some of the new and automated gear design systems

    1.3 CEUs

     

    William Mark McVea Ph.D., P.E.

    President and Principal Engineer, KBE+, Inc

    Dr. William Mark McVea, P.E., is currently President and Principal Engineer of KBE+, Inc. where he and his team design and develop complete powertrains for automotive and off-highway vehicles.  His experience includes positions within the mechanical drive and powertrain industry. Chief Technology Officer for an industry leader in the design and development of patented powertrain engineering technology used primarily in the automotive industry; Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain Sciences in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology; and adjunct professor at Purdue University in their Automotive Sciences Department.  He was also formerly a manager of the CAE group within a tier-one powertrain supplier to global automotive markets, a consulting engineer in vehicle dynamics, and a project manager of traction systems for off-highway vehicles.  In addition, he has extensive publications on transmission systems, automated design assistant systems, knowledge systems and knowledge based engineering in general.  He also holds or is listed as co-inventor on numerous patents related to mechanical power transmissions.  Dr. McVea holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in Design Engineering from Purdue University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

  • Gear Failure Analysis Online Video Course

    Includes Credits

    In the 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. 2.0 CEUs

    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 AGMAs 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.

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

    Through generous support from the AGMA Foundation, AGMA has recorded the popular Gear Failure Analysis live course for wider availability. 

    2.0 CEUs

    Robert Errichello

    President, GEARTECH

    Robert Errichello heads his own gear consulting firm, GEARTECH, and is founder of GEARTECH Software, Inc. He is a registered Professional Engineer who holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in structural dynamics from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Errichello helped to introduce the world’s first gearing standard for wind turbines and is very active in AGMA standards development and nomenclature. He has extensive teaching experience and has taught college courses on machine design, fracture mechanics, vibration, and material science. He has over 40 years of industrial experience, is author of more than 60 articles on design, analysis, and application of gears, and has written three widely-used computer programs for the design and analysis of gears. Mr. Errichello is a recipient of AGMA’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and an expert in Failure Analysis.