Education Courses

Education Courses2019-06-18T16:20:53+00:00

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. Admission to the exhibit hall is included with your seminar registration.

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Hydraulic Fluid Properties, Efficiency, and Contamination Control

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Paul Michael, Research Chemist, MSOE

In this seminar, participants will learn about the composition of oils, the properties of lubricants, and how hydraulic fluids can affect machine performance. Conventional, multi-grade, synthetic, and biodegradable fluids will be discussed. Research studies examining fluid efficiency effects in hydraulic motors, piston, and gear pumps will be presented. The principles of oil analysis and filter selection will be outlined. The seminar concludes with case studies that demonstrates how filter debris analysis can be used to troubleshoot hydraulic system contamination control problems.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450


Supply Chain Management

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dr. Justin Jones and Keyvan Gerami, Ranken Technical College

This course provides an overview on knowledge of supply chain management concepts, components, and principles. An introduction to the competitive advantages needed by skilled individuals to design, execute, and manage their supply chain.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450


Technical Overview of Automotive Differentials

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

This seminar will provide insight into automotive differential technologies — specifically, the intended function, issues with the common differential types (i.e. open differential), the concept of traction aiding differentials, and the difference between passive mechanical and active electronic, and finally an overview of the design requirements and common manufacturing nuances specific to differential gears.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450


Overview of Fluid Power Components and Systems

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thomas Wanke, CFPE Director, Fluid Power Industrial Consortium and Industry Relations, MSOE

This introductory level course will cover the benefits and challenges of using fluid power systems for power transmission and motion control. Physical laws that govern how and why fluid power systems function will be discussed. Individual components that comprise a fluid power system, including their design, construction, and operational characteristics will be presented. ISO symbology used for representing individual components will be covered. The course will collimate with a brief overview of circuit architectures.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450


Technical Overview of Automotive Powertrain Lubricants

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

This course will provide a brief review of all common transmission technologies as a precursor to development of the functional requirements of the lubricants for each of the common transmission technologies and end with a detailed discussion of lubricant theory, composition, and application.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450


Why Bearings Are Damaged

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

Fundamental Understanding of Electro Fluid Power Technology

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dr. Medhat Khalil, CHFPS, CFAPI, Director of Professional Education and Research Development

This seminar briefly introduces electro fluid power technology and its outstanding features as compared to the other power transmission and motion control systems. Fundamental knowledge about the most common types electrohydraulic and electropneumatic valves will be covered. Various criteria to select a specific valve for an application including valve type, spool design, operating conditions, and static and dynamic characteristics will be discussed. This seminar also covers various system level control loops architectures and tuning methods for system performance.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450


Gearbox Field Inspection — Load Distribution, Lubrication, and Condition Monitoring

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
John B. Amendola, John B. Amendola III, and Dereck Yatzook, Artec Machine Systems

Gears can fail due to various damage patterns. In this seminar, the combined influence of shaft misalignments and gear lead crown on load distribution and tooth bending stresses is applied to real world circumstances. Both the operator and designer must consider gear tribology. Consequences of inadequate lubrication and how to establish ongoing maintenance procedures will be covered. Gearbox diagnostics and service are critical to the field inspection process will also be explored in depth.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450


Basics of Gearing

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $650
Non-Member: $780

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $750
Non-Member: $880


Reverse Gear System Engineering — Why, When, and How

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Raymond Drago, P.E., Drive Systems Technology

Reverse engineering a gear system is not too unusual of a task. In many cases — but not all — the process goes fairly well; thus it is easy to become complacent. It is important, however, to fully understand the process and the best practice procedure for reverse engineering a gear system. Failure to fully follow best practice can result, at best, in an unhappy gear user, but in the worst case it can lead to very expensive, time-consuming, and reputation-damaging litigation. We will discuss the basic types of reverse engineering. The need for understanding the operation of the system in which the gears will be used, the conditions that led to the need for the project, and especially, the specific nature of the failure that occurred (if that is the reason for the project) are key and often ignored elements of the process.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $445
Non-Member: $575

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $525
Non-Member: $655

Taming Tooth Deflections:  The Case for Profile Modifications

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Raymond Drago, P.E., Drive Systems Technology

Pack your “bag of tricks” with knowledge of how teeth deflect, what involute interference really is, the potential consequences of inadequate profile modifications, and the difference between tip relief, flank relief, and fully modified profiles. Students learn how to calculate tooth deflections under load and, most importantly, how to modify a gear set properly to eliminate involute interference. Finally, we will examine the optimum drawing definitions for profile modifications and how to interpret involute inspection charts to determine if the drawing’s required profile modifications have actually been produced on the gear set.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450


Basics of Gearing

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $650
Non-Member: $780

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $750
Non-Member: $880


Materials Selection and Heat Treatment of Gears

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
AGMA and ASM International

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, developed jointly by AGMA and ASM International, will provide an overview of materials selection and heat treatment of gears.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $445
Non-Member: $575

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $525
Non-Member: $655


Loaded Tooth Contact

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Terry Klaves

This seminar will calculate and demonstrate the effect that shaft bending, torsional windup, and tooth deflections have on loaded tooth contact on various configurations of parallel shaft spur and helical gearing. With the loaded tooth and shaft deflections identified in real life examples, tooth helix and profile modifications will be developed that, when properly manufactured and applied, will significantly improve loaded tooth mesh contact to support realistic load distribution factors used in rating of parallel shaft spur and helical gears. The process involves the application of commercially available software that models the loaded gear mesh in FEA. This evaluation and corrective action will promote optimization of power density with predictable fatigue life.

Registration Fee:
Early Bird, through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450