Gear Expo 2017: What Drives You

August 11, 2017

Join us at Gear Expo 2017, THE Drive Technology Show, where you’ll be introduced to exciting new products, technology and services tailored to the drive technology and power transmission industry. The show happens only once every two years, so don’t miss it!


WHY ATTEND?

  • Explore new technologies from more than 200 exhibitors driving the market.
  • Interact with leading suppliers of gears and gear systems.
  • Take advantage of the entire industry under one roof, with 60,000 sq. ft. of exhibits.
  • Find solutions to your toughest engineering problems.
  • Join more than 4,000 power transmission professionals on the show floor for the best networking event of the year.

WHO’S COMING?

Each year, Gear Expo attracts a diverse crowd that spans many industries.

The full range of industry experts will be in attendance — design, manufacturing, application engineers, gear system buyers and manufacturers. If you identify with one of the following within the industry, you should attend Gear Expo:

  • Purchasing Managers and Buying Teams
  • Corporate Executives and Managers
  • Marketing and Sales Managers
  • Operations and Plant Managers
  • Design, Application and Manufacturing Engineers
  • Production and Maintenance Personnel
  • Inspection and Quality Control Personnel

Once you’re registered for Gear Expo 2017, your badge gives you access to the co-located 2017 ASM International Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition, recognized by industry, academia and government professionals as the premier heat treating event in North America.

GROUP RATES

Bring the entire team and receive special discounts!

Groups of:

VIP Teams (15+ from the same company)

20% discount on education programs, free exhibit hall passes, plus other exclusive benefits

Teams of 5+ from the same company

10% discount on education programs

For more info, visit www.gearexpo.com/group-rates

Exhibit Hall Hours

Tuesday, October 24

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

(Networking Reception)

Wednesday, October 25

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 26

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gear Expo Schedule

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

Registration Open    9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fall Technical Meeting Session I

Efficiency, Lubrication, Noise and Vibration     1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23

Registration Open    7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Fall Technical Meeting Session II

Manufacturing, Inspection and Quality Control     8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fall Technical Meeting Session III — Application, Design and Rating    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24

Registration Open    7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Fall Technical Meeting Session IV

Materials and Heat Treat    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Taming Tooth Deflections: The Case for Profile Modifications    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Basics of Gearing    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open     9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Solutions Center Presentations    9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Fall Technical Meeting Session V

Gear Wear and Failure     1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Why Bearings Are Damaged    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Networking Reception     5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

Registration Open    7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Basics of Gearing     8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gearbox Field Inspection — Load Distribution, Lubrication and Condition

Monitoring    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

High-Profile Contact Ratio Gearing: Concept, Advantages, Comparison and Cautions    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open     9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Solutions Center Presentations    9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Reverse Gear System Engineering — Why, When and How (Avoiding Pitfalls and Litigation!)    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Taste of Columbus Reception     7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

Registration Open    7:30 am – 4:00 pm

How to Read and Interpret a Gear Inspection Report    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Materials Selection and Heat Treatment of Gears    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open    9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Solutions Center Presentations    9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Education Programs

AGMA has organized a series of seminars relevant to all segments of the power transmission industry and users of gear systems. Register for one or more of these education programs and receive free admission to Gear Expo.

Fall Technical Meeting

Presented by: American Gear Manufacturers Association

Sunday, October 22

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Monday, October 23

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, October 24

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The gear industry’s best educational opportunity available! AGMA’s Fall Technical Meeting is a three-day conference that covers the gear industry’s latest research and technical developments. Presentation topics include design, analysis, and manufacturing and application of gears, gear drives and related products, as well as associated processes and procedures.

Register for the full three-day conference or for individual sessions:

  • Session I — Efficiency, Lubrication, Noise and Vibration
  • Session II — Manufacturing, Inspection and Quality Control
  • Session III — Application, Design and Rating
  • Session IV — Materials and Heat Treat
  • Session V — Gear Wear and Failure

Full Three-Day Conference Registration Fees:

Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:

Member: $895

Non-Member: $1,195

After September 22, 2017:

Member: $995

Non-Member: $1,295

Individual Session Registration Fees:

Member: $295

Non-Member: $395

Taming Tooth Deflections: The Case for Profile Modifications

Instructor: Raymond Drago, Drive Systems Technology

Tuesday, October 24

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 differences 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 completely 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 22, 2017:

Member: $295

Non-Member: $395

After September 22, 2017:

Member: $350

Non-Member: $450

Basics of Gearing

Instructor: William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

Tuesday, October 24

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 25

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dramatically improve your knowledge and productivity through Basics of Gearing. This course will be presented in a day and a half 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 22, 2017:

Member: $445

Non-Member: $575

After September 22, 2017:

Member: $525

Non-Member: $655

Why Bearings Are Damaged

Presented by: American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA)

Tuesday, October 24

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AGMA, in cooperation with ABMA, 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 is the featured portion of this program.

Registration Fee:

Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:

Member: $295

Non-Member: $395

After September 22, 2017:

Member: $350

Non-Member: $450

Gearbox Field Inspection — Load Distribution, Lubrication and Condition Monitoring

Instructors: John B. Amendola,

John B. Amendola III, Dereck Yatzook, Artec Machine Systems

Wednesday, October 25

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gears can fail due to various damage patterns. In this study, 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 the designer must consider gear tribology. The second topic of the seminar will be lubrication. Gearbox diagnostics and service are critical to the field inspection process. During the third part of this discussion, the instructors will explore these concepts in depth.

Registration Fee:

Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:

Member: $295

Non-Member: $395

After September 22, 2017:

Member: $350

Non-Member: $450

High-Profile Contact Ratio Gearing: Concept, Advantages, Comparison and Cautions

Instructor: Raymond Drago, Drive Systems Technology

Wednesday, October 25

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore just what High-Profile Contact Ratio (HCR) gears are and under what circumstances they can be an advantage. Learn when HCR gears are not appropriate and why. This fast-paced session will cover the detailed tooth geometry changes that are required to effectively achieve optimum performance and benefit. We will discuss how the load distribution along the involute profile changes when the contact ratio increases above two. Because of the longer, generally more slender teeth on an HCR gear, the heat treatment and profile modifications that are required for good performance are distinctly different from those for a standard contact ratio gear. The load capacity rating of HCR gears requires the application of modified AGMA analyses, as the AGMA Standards specifically do NOT address gears with profile contact ratios greater than 2.0; thus we will also cover the changes required to successfully rate HCR gears.

Registration Fee:

Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:

Member: $295

Non-Member: $395

After September 22, 2017:

Member: $350

Non-Member: $450

Reverse Gear System Engineering — Why, When and How (Avoiding Pitfalls and Litigation!)

Instructor: Raymond Drago, Drive Systems Technology

Wednesday, October 25

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reverse engineering a gear system is a task that is not too unusual. In many (but not all) cases, the process goes 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 practices 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) is a key and often ignored element of the process.

Registration Fee:

Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:

Member: $295

Non-Member: $395

After September 22, 2017:

Member: $350

Non-Member: $450

How to Read and Interpret a Gear Inspection Report

Instructor: William Mark McVea,

KBE+, Inc.

Thursday, October 26

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This presentation intends 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 what corrective actions may be considered if the quality of a particular gear is unsatisfactory.

Registration Fee:

Early Bird, through September 22, 2017:

Member: $295

Non-Member: $395

After September 22, 2017:

Member: $350

Non-Member: $450

Materials Selection and Heat Treatment of Gears

Presented by: AGMA and ASM International

Thursday, October 26

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 22, 2017:

Member: $445

Non-Member: $575

After September 22, 2017:

Member: $525

Non-Member: $655