Technical Committees

Shape the gear standards of tomorrow, today!

Help develop standards for the future gear industry by joining one of AGMA’s technical committees. AGMA technical committees and working groups hold over 100 meetings each year to develop the standards in our industry. You could make an impact both in the United States and around the world. Many of our technical committees act as a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to their ISO counterpart Working Groups (WG) for the development of ISO standards as well.

To join a standards project, all you need to do is be a member of AGMA and email us your interest at tech@agma.orgClick here to see current standards projects.

For more information on operations, click the link to see our How to Participate PowerPoint or click to read through our Chairperson’s Manual. For more information on ISO operations, click to see our ISO Intro PowerPoint. After volunteering you’ll be able to see all the last drafts, minutes and development documents on the AGMA Document Portal

Discover the Benefits of Technical Committee Participation

  • Members get the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the best minds in the industry—people actively involved in the standards development process.
  • Develop a network of peers to achieve better insights into the industry, the markets you serve, and potential suppliers.
  • Learn about and study various technical subjects—related to gear design, manufacture, and operation—that are important to career development and your company’s future.


  • Willingness to actively participate is the only requirement for membership on a technical committee or working group.
  • The technical committee structure has two levels: Committee and Working Group.
    • Committee: a permanent, overarching committee that manages ISO TAG responses, project Working Groups, and document reaffirmations; also responds to requests for interpretation (RFIs).
    • Working Group: a temporary group formed within a committee that creates a new document or works on a revision. The name of the Working Group consists of the document number designation). This group only works on one project at a time, and the Working Group is dissolved at completion of the project.
  • A Working Group member is a representative of a member company that regularly attends meetings and accepts and performs work assignments as assigned by the Project Leader. Only active members will be considered in determining a quorum and have a vote on committee activities.
  • Meetings are either held face-to-face or via web conferencing. Face-to-face meetings are generally held over the course of two days at an easily accessible location or a member’s facility. Web conferences are generally two hours long and usually start at either 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time. Active projects typically hold meetings every other month.

Current Activity

Active standards projects are listed below. Click the corresponding tab to learn more.

AGMA Staff Liaisons:

  • AGMA 919-2-AXX
  • AGMA 926-DXX
  • AGMA 1010-GXX
  • AGMA 2101-EXX
  • AGMA 6011-KXX
  • AGMA 9000-EXX

AGMA 9000-EXX, Flexible Couplings – Potential Unbalance and Mass Elastic Properties

Committee: Flexible Couplings

Project Type: Revision and combination of AGMA 9000 and AGMA 9004

Project Leader: Lisa Riggs, Regal Rexnord Corp.

AGMA Staff Liaison: Phillip Olson

Scope of project:

Combine the following into one Standard:

  • ANSI/AGMA 9000-D11, Flexible Couplings – Potential Unbalance Classification
  • ANSI/AGMA 9004-B08, Flexible Couplings – Mass Elastic Properties and Other Characteristics
  • And their metric equivalents, ANSI/AGMA 9110-A11 and ANSI/AGMA 9104-A06

Combine standards as noted above while incorporating comments received from previous reaffirmations. New combined standard title to be: Flexible Couplings – Potential Unbalance and Mass Elastic Properties.

AGMA 926-DXX, Recommended Practice for Carburized Aerospace Gearing

Committee: Aerospace

Project Type: Revision

Project Leader: Scott Davidson, Boeing Rotorcraft – Philadelphia

AGMA Staff Liaison: Todd Praneis

Scope of project:

Update the complete information sheet to incorporate newer materials and heat treatment methods in use in aerospace gearing.

Current coverage is for 9310 and similar materials, however examples are limited to atmospheric carburized 9310. The goal is to capture material information that represents the current state of aerospace gear material selection and the associated processing requirements. Update with alloy examples from AGMA 911 and AGMA 937 as well as possible newer alloys.

This update will include such things as:

  • Pre-oxidation
  • Sub critical anneal
  • Low pressure carburizing
  • High pressure quenching
  • Banding
  • Cleanliness
  • Testing acceptance criteria
  • Definitions
  • Stress relief

Due to the unique requirements of aerospace gearing for many of these materials, the processing requirements are not well defined elsewhere. Thus, this is an opportunity for AGMA to fill a technical information gap.

This document will only cover carburized aerospace gearing. Other heat treatment methods do not have unique aerospace requirements and are covered by other documents.

AGMA Staff Liaison: Todd Praneis

Committee: Cylindrical Gear Rating

AGMA 2101-EXX, Fundamental Rating Factors and Calculation Methods for Involute Spur and Helical Gear Teeth (Metric Edition)

Current Project Status: This document will be published after final comments are resolved.


AGMA Staff Liaison: Todd Praneis

Committee: Accuracy and Nomenclature


ANSI/AGMA 1010-F14, Appearance of Gear Teeth – Terminology of Wear and Failure

This nomenclature standard identifies and describes the classes of common gear failures and illustrates degrees of deterioration. The current, sixth edition was published in 2014 with 89 detailed color figures showing gear failures over 81 pages.

Proposed updates for the next edition include:

  • aligning nomenclature with ISO 10825 and ISO 15243;
  • reorganizing clause numbers;
  • and adding additional failure modes, including plastic and powder metal gear failure modes.

AGMA 919-2-AXX, Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Gear Units and Open Gears: Part II – Applications and Advanced Analyses

Committee: Sound and Vibration

Project Type: New Document

Project Leader: Steve Rogan, Artec Machine

AGMA Staff Liaison: Phillip Olson

Scope of project:

This information sheet is a continuation of AGMA 919-1, that will discuss in greater detail the application of vibration and acoustic techniques for condition monitoring, instrumentation and methods for diagnostics of industrial gear units and open gearing. Guidance will be provided on how to establish baseline data, analyze trends, set action limits, run diagnostics, and define action plan.

  • This document will have more examples / practical applications than other current AGMA and ISO documents on this subject.
  • This document will point the reader to all the other different documents on condition monitoring, and if no other document covers the subject will include it.

AGMA 6011-KXX, Specification for High Speed Helical Gear Units

Committee: High Speed

Project Type: Revision

Project Leader: John Amendola, Artec Machine

AGMA Staff Liaison: Todd Praneis

Scope of project:

Update to assess compatibility with proposed changes to following documents:

  • AGMA 923: Metallurgical Specifications for Steel Gearing
  • AGMA 925, Effect of Tribology and Lubrication of Gear Surface Distress
  • AGMA 955, Lubrication Information Sheet
  • ANSI/AGMA 2101: Fundamental Rating Factors and Calculation Methods for Involute Spur and Helical Gear Teeth
  • API Standard 613-6: Special-purpose Gears for Petroleum, Chemical, and Gas Industry Services

The entire document will be open for review, but the focus will be on the following topics:

  • Review scuffing criteria and micropitting criteria;
  • Review stress numbers;
  • Review specific loads on bearings;
  • Review the effect of changes in retained austenite in service Clause 4.8 global change for term gear casing to gear housing;
  • Pitting should be differentiated between micro and macro pitting Clause 4.9 Bearing;
  • Review Clause 5 Rating of Gears;
  • Review use of stress numbers Clause 5.5 Update references to AGMA 923 Clause 5.7 Scuffing resistance;
  • Review (relative to new 925-B22) Clause 6 Lubrication;
  • Review (after completion of 955-BXX) Clause 6.1;
  • Expand discussion on micropitting (see 925-B22) Clause B.2 Scuffing considerations;
  • Apply plv limits for using Cw in the F(load) equation Appendix F needs to be revised (from AGMA 923-C22); and
  • Update/clarify text in regard to the request for interpretation resolved in 2019, and the email question received 8-11-2021.

Note: One reaffirmation occurred in 2019 with no comments submitted