Education Courses

The education courses at the Motion + Power Technology Expo offer exclusive access to a wide-ranging series of technical seminars taught by industry leaders and insiders.

From novice to expert, there are courses for all career-levels. Each course is conveniently situated just steps from the Expo floor so you can combine classroom learning with hands-on experience with the equipment.

Tuesday, September 14

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Why Bearings are Damaged

ABMA

The American Bearing Manufacturers Association is offering this course on rolling element bearings for those involved in industrial equipment design, reliability, and maintenance. It will include a basic overview of rolling bearings, their selection, precision and mounting considerations, service life estimation, and lubrication-related influences. A hands-on damage analysis session will be the featured portion of this program.

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Modern Automated Gear Quality Assessment Technology

William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

This course is intended to provide you with a thorough understanding of the information contained within a typical gear inspection report.  Specifically, we will look at the contents and meaning of the information contained within the gear charts, as well as the techniques used by the gear measurement system to assess gear quality.  An explanation of basic gear measurement techniques, how measurement equipment and test machines implement these techniques, and how to interpret the results from these basic measurements will be covered.  We will also discuss how to interpret the results and what corrective actions may be considered if the quality of a particular gear is unsatisfactory.

Wednesday, September 15

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Design Basics for Spur and Helical Gears

Terry Klaves

Learn how to develop and understand gear drive application specifications and target performance expectations.  Review, select and calculate basic gear terminology variables and design parameters which define tooth bending and contact rating safety factors.  Learn how to fit new gear design and ratio into existing center distance.  Use commercially available software to calculate and optimize gear set power density through application of profile shift, accuracy, material, and heat treatment.  Review other gear design related factors of operating noise level, efficiency, lubrication, and micro-pitting.

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Basics of Gearing

William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

Dramatically improve your knowledge and productivity through Basics of Gearing.  This course will be presented in a two-day format and will give you a comprehensive overview of standard gearing nomenclature, gear involute geometry, inspection procedures, and much more.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

External Spur and Helical Gear Mesh Contact Analysis

Terry Klaves

Evaluation of loaded tooth contact and development of tooth modifications using commercially available software to improve Khb and optimize power density.  Two real-life gearing examples will be presented in the course, one will have a cantilever mounted pinion, the other a shaft pinion straddled non-symmetrically by bearings.  Both examples demonstrate component deflections under load which significantly reduce tooth mesh contact which is then corrected with developed helix and profile modifications.

Taming Tooth Deflections — The Case for Profile Modifications

Raymond J. Drago, P.E.

Tooth deflections under load can cause involute interference which leads to very high tooth surface loads in regions of high sliding and low tooth curvature radius.  These conditions loads can produce scoring, spalling, and wear failures.  That tooth surface damage can also precipitate premature bending fracture failures which result in immediate cessation of function.  Proper profile modifications applied to both members of the mesh eliminate the deleterious effects of the deflection induced involute interference and allow the gear set to yield its maximum inherent load carrying capacity.  Proper modifications also allow a gear set to operate with lower noise and vibration levels.

Thursday, September 16

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Basics of Gearing

William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

Dramatically improve your knowledge and productivity through Basics of Gearing.  This course will be presented in a two-day format and will give you a comprehensive overview of standard gearing nomenclature, gear involute geometry, inspection procedures, and much more.

Involute Spline Design and Rating

Raymond J. Drago, P.E.

This course will address both geometry and rating of involute splines of various types. Types of spline joints and their applications are discussed. Spline configuration variations including half depth and full depth and special function designs will be addressed. Both fixed and flexible spline configurations are treated in terms of usage and design. Lubrication methods, including grease, oil bath and flowing oil as well as coatings appropriate for various spline applications are discussed. Shear and compressive stress rating methods are discussed with analyses methodology presented in both equation and graphical methodology via various rating charts.

Materials Selection and Heat Treatment of Gears

AGMA and ASM

Because of their unique contribution to the operation of so many machines and mechanical devices, gears have received special attention from the technical community for more than two millennia.  New developments in gear technology, particularly from the materials and heat treatment perspectives, have improved gear performance.  This course, development jointly by AGMA and ASM International, will provide an overview of materials selection and heat treatment of gears.  Topics covered include:  Gear material selection, heat treatment, material hardenability, allow steel selection, gear failure concerns, manufacturing considerations, material form, cast iron, powdered metal, bronze and brass, and plastics.

Pricing
 Early Bird MemberEarly Bird NonmemberRegular MemberRegular Nonmember
Basics of Gearing$795$850$895$995
Design Basics for Spur and Helical Gears$295$350$395$450
External Spur and Helical Gear Mesh Contact Analysis$295$350$395$450
Involute Spline Design and Rating$495$550$595$650
Materials Selection and Heat Treatment of Gears$495$550$595$650
Modern Automated Gear Quality Assessment Technology$495$550$595$650
Taming Tooth Deflections — The Case for Profile Modifications$295$350$395$450
Why Bearings are Damaged$295$350$395$450