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Gearbox System Design

January 23-25, 2018 | Hilton Garden Inn, Las Vegas, NV

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Course Description

Explore the supporting elements of a gearbox that allows gears and bearings to do their jobs most efficiently. Learn about seals, lubrication, lubricants, housings, breathers, and other details that go into designing gearbox systems. 

Classes are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand types of housing, construction, and housing elements
  • Apply drawing practices for housing and related components
  • Bearing mounting, retention and sealing
  • Understand election and role of gearbox accessories
  • Apply the appropriate lubricant selection and lubricant to 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 designer's perspective 
  • Learn about translating the general design from the design manual

Who Should Attend

Gear design engineers; management involved with the design and manufacture of gearing type components; metallurgists and materials engineers; laboratory technicians; quality assurance technicians; furnace design engineers; and equipment suppliers.

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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

Hilton Garden Inn
7830 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89123

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Room Rate

$159/night

Reserve your room though this link. 

The hotel cut-off date is January 3, 2018

We cannot guarentee our room rate after this date. 

Pricing

Member Rate

First registrant from company
$1,895
Additional registrants
$1,695

Non-Member Rate

First registrant from company
$2,395
Additional registrants
$2,195

Instructors

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.

Steve Cymbala

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.