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Detailed Gear Design

August 20-22, 2019 | Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

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Course Description

Learn how to improve gear designs and gain new insight into concepts presented through illustrations and demonstrations. Explore all factors that go into good gear design from life cycle, load, torque, tooth, optimization, and evaluating consequences.

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

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives:

•Improve their gear designs

• Apply their understanding of gear rating theory and analysis methods

• Investigate differences in stress states among various surface durability failure modes

• Discuss time dependent and time independent failure modes related to tooth design

• Use computer generated graphics to examine mesh action and tooth interaction

• Discuss the concepts presented

Continuing Education Units: 2.0

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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.

Hotel Info

Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

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The hotel cut-off date is July 20, 2019.
We cannot guarantee our room rate after this date.



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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.