Gearbox Systems Design

June 4 – 6, 2024

Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

Course Description

Format: In-person Course

Where: Clearwater Beach, FL

Date: June 4-6, 2024

  • Tuesday, June 4 – 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 5 – 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, June 6 – 8:00am-5:00pm

Reg. Deadline: May 28, 2024

Gearbox Systems Design: The Rest of the Story…Everything but the Gears & Bearings

This course focuses the supporting elements of a gearbox that allow 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.

How Many CEUs Will I Earn?

As an IACET-accredited provider, AGMA offers 2.0 CEUs for this class.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe 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.
  • Describe 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.
  • Discuss drawing practices and tolerancing from the designers’ perspective.
  • Learn about translating the general design from the design manual to the individual component drawings. 

Who Should Attend

Gear Engineers, gear designers, application engineers, people who are responsible for interpreting gear designs, technicians and managers that want to better understand all aspects of gear design.

Are you a member of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA)? As an ABMA member, you receive discounts on all programs that AGMA offers. Email AGMA Education at education@agma.org for a complimentary promo code to receive member pricing on this course.

Registration Rates

Member Rates

First Registrant per Member Company

$2,150

Additional Registrant per Member Company

$1,950

NON-MEMBER RATE

First Registrant per Non-Member Company

$2,650

Additional Registrant per Non-Member Company

$2,450


Hotel Information

Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

You can book your room at the discounted rate of $209 per night. The hotel cutoff date is May 17, 2024.


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. Mr. Drago also 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 used his 58 years of gear technology experience to prepare and deliver more than 150 Technical Papers and 385 courses dealing with various aspects of gear design and analysis.

I started working at Boeing in 1967 and continued until my retirement in 2004. I started Drive Systems Technology in 1976 as a part time activity while still working at Boeing (with Boeing’s knowledge and approval, under strict guidelines) which eventually grew to the point where I retired early from Boeing in order to pursue DST as a full-time activity.

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.

COVID-19 On Site Safety

AGMA is committed to the safety of all participants, instructors, and staff. Below are the guidelines that will be followed for all in-person 2022 events.

  • Wearing masks indoors when not eating or drinking is not required but recommended.
    For locations that require masks: please follow local or state guidelines.
  • Vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours is not required but recommended.
    Every effort is being made to allow for social distancing during the conference. Please follow guidance on site.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be provided on site. Frequent hand washing on site is recommended.
  • Frequent cleaning and food safety measures are in place at the venue.
  • If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms or had recent exposure to COVID-19 prior to the start of the event, please do not attend.
  • AGMA will make COVID-19 Rapid Tests available on site should you experience symptoms while the event is taking place.

Each participant will also be required to sign the AGMA Student Commitment to Safety Agreement. 

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