Gearbox Systems Design - October 13-15, 2020
Who Should Attend:
Gear design engineers
Management involved with the design and manufacture of gearing type components
Metallurgists and materials engineers
Quality assurance technicians
Furnace design engineers
Expected Student Learning (Course Level) Outcomes:
Understand types of housing construction, housing elements (covers, inspection ports, sump, mounting, etc.)
Apply drawing practices for housings and related components
Bearing mounting, retention and sealing
Understand election and role of gearbox accessories, such as breathers, filters, screens, sight gages, and other level indication devices
Apply the appropriate lubricant selection
Apply the lubricant to the rotating elements
Describe the selection criteria concerning the basic lubricant chemistry. Since the best design is only as good as its implementation, drawing practices and tolerancing will also be addressed from the designers’ perspective.
Learn about translating the general design from the design manual to the individual component drawings.
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.
Steve Cymbala (Moderator)
Senior Drives Engineer
Steve Cymbala has served as Senior Drives Engineer for Drive Systems Technology, Inc. for more than 40 years. In this capacity, Steve performs gearbox design functions as well as client drawing reviews prior to placement of orders. He performs field gearbox failure investigations as well as witnessing various Non-Destructive Examination inspections at gear manufacturing facilities on behalf of DST, Inc. clients. Steve was an employee of the Boeing Company for 34 years where he held a position of Staff Engineer.