Gearbox CSI - August 11-13, 2020

Who Should Attend:

Gear Design engineers 

Management involved with designs 


Customer service and sales

Expected Student Learning (Course Level) Outcomes:

Apply understanding of forensic analysis of gearbox failures in future gearbox designs

Discuss bearing and gear types

Explain how bearing selection is influenced by gear type and loading

Select appropriate bearing types and configurations as influenced by gear type and loading

Explain how to optimize bearing and gear combination

Identify seven materials and manufacturing related defects

2.0 CEUs

Raymond Drago, P.E. (Moderator)

Chief Engineer - Gear Technologist, Drive Systems Technology

Raymond J. Drago is Chief Engineer of Drive Systems Technology, Inc. (DST), a mechanical power transmission consulting organization that he founded in 1976. Prior to this, Mr. Drago worked for the Boeing Company – Helicopters Division until his retirement after 37 years of service. Currently Mr. Drago is involved in the analysis, design, manufacture, assembly, and testing of many gear systems. In his role with DST, Mr. Drago is active in all areas of mechanical power transmission, including the design and analysis of drive systems in a very diverse field of application from heart pumps to very large mining & mill gears. He has also prepared and delivered more than 150 seminars dealing with various aspects of gear design and analysis.

Joseph W. Lenski, Jr. (Moderator)

Chief Bearing Specialist - Drive Systems Technology, Inc

Joseph W. Lenski, Jr. was a 40 yr employee of Boeing Company, Rotocraft Division. His field of expertise is that of rolling element-bearing technology with extensive work in drive system design and lubricant development. Since 1973, he has served as chief Bearing Specialist for Drive Systems Technology, Inc. This work has included bearing analysis, selection and life predictions; bearing failure investigations and discussion of various high technology bearing designs and concepts. This work has been done for various steel mill companies, gearbox manufacturers, oil producing facilities and mining companies. He has authored more than 42 technical reports and papers and has prepared a class manual on basic bearing design and bearing failure analysis.

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