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Gearbox CSI

February 20-22, 2019 | Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

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Course Description

Gain a better understanding of various types of gears and bearings. Learn about the limitation and capabilities of rolling element bearings and the gears that they support.  Grasp an understanding of how to properly apply the best gear-bearing combination to any gearbox from simple to complex.

Class hours are from 8:00am-5:00pm.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives:

•             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

Continuing Education Units: 2.0

Who Should Attend

Gear design engineers; management involved with design, maintenance, customer service, and sales.

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Cancellation and Payment Policy

Payment must accompany this form. All cancellations must be in writing and received by AGMA 14 days prior to the class start.  A $200 U.S. processing fee will be assessed for each cancelled registration that results in a refund after the 14-day period. A substitution or schedule change fee of $50 when substituting one student for another or moving the current student to another AGMA course after the 14-day period. A 50% refund will be issued if cancellation occurs on or after the class start date.

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Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria
220 South Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Raymond J. Drago, P.E.

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.

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.