Learn from the Experts at AGMA’s Fall Technical Meeting


Advancing gear science is the foundation of AGMA, and the technical excellence in the industry is on display each year at AGMA’s Fall Technical Meeting. This year, the FTM will be held October 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan, and I encourage you to join us.

Each year the FTM highlights the latest technical research in the industry from experts from all over the world. In preparation for this FTM, we received a good number of abstracts and the Technical Division Executive Committee and others have worked diligently with the authors to select the best 25 papers for presentation at the 2012 FTM. In only two and half days you will get to learn, share ideas, and network with others on design, analysis, manufacturing and application of gears, gear drives and related products, as well as associated processes and procedures.

This year’s FTM will have five sessions, each different in scope. The sessions are:

• Lubrication & Components,
• Gear Drive Applications,
• Manufacturing & Inspection,
• Gear Design Issues, and
• Materials & Heat Treatment.

Attending the FTM affords you with an intimate setting for learning and networking.  The conference is designed for attendees to take in all the presentations and take home practical information that may ultimately affect your company’s bottom line.  Additionally AGMA prides itself on the opportunity offered during each FTM for the participants to have ample time to question the authors on the technical aspects of their papers and research – which often leads to interesting and thought-provoking discussions. But the meeting is also designed to afford invaluable networking time between sessions and in the evenings to interact with colleagues and meet new experts in the industry.

While I would encourage you to take advantage of all the great papers during the Fall Technical Meeting, we understand that you may not have two and a half days to attend the event. For those of you who can only make it for a few papers that you are particularly interested in, or only have a day to spare from the office, you can register for a´ la carte for the sessions as well. For more information on all of your registration options, visit www.agma.org.  For the first time we are offering early bird discounts to everyone who registers by September 17 – so don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Finally, while you are attending the Fall Technical Meeting, I would encourage you to take advantage of the Dearborn/Detroit area. The Hyatt Regency where the FTM will be held is just a few miles from the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, and the Ford Rouge Plant.  Plus the Dearborn/Detroit area hosts a number of great gear companies that you may want to visit.

The Fall Technical Meeting is your best opportunity to learn the latest gear research from the best experts in the industry.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Fall Technical Meeting Features 25 Presentations
AGMA’s Fall Technical Meeting is a great opportunity for anyone in the gear industry who is interested in the latest research and technical developments in gearing. The 2012 Fall Technical Meeting will have 25 presentations divided into five sessions. This year, the FTM will be held October 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan

Session I – Lubrication & Components

Balancing – No Longer Smoke and Mirrors
Author:  Robin Mifsud Hines, Hines Industries, Inc.

Power Loss and Axial Load Carrying Capacity of Radial Cylindrical Roller Bearings
Authors:  Dr. Simon Söndgen and Dr. Wolfgang Predki, ZOLLERN Getriebetechnik Dorsten GmbH

Analysis of Oil Compatibility Testing Methods for Radial Lip Seals
Authors:  Christina Pfeuffer, and Dr. Andreas Grambow, SKF (Uncapher)

Gear Lubrication — Gear Protection Also at Low Oil Temperatures
Author: Dr. Michael Hochmann, Klüber Lubrication München KG

Energy Efficient Industrial Gear Lubricants
Authors:  David Blain and Angela Galiano­Roth, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, and Rick Russo and Kevin Harrington, ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company

Session II – Gear Drive Applications

Combined Effects of Input Torque, Non­Torque Load, Gravity, and Bearing Clearance on Planetary Gear Load Sharing in Wind Turbine Drivetrains
Authors:  Yi Guo, Jonathan Keller and William LaCava, National Wind Technology Center

Virtual Optimization of Epicyclical Gearboxes in Wind Turbines
Authors:  Silvio Vasconi and Dayananda Raju, SKF USA, Inc.

Testing and Model Validation for a Wind Turbine Gearbox as Part of the NREL Gearbox Reliability Collaborative
Authors:  Christopher K. Halse, Zachary H. Wright, and Ashley R. Crowther, Romax Technology, and William Lacava, Yi Guo, and Jonathan Keller, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Combined Marine Propulsion Systems: Optimization and Validation by Simulation
Authors:  Burkhard Pinnekamp and Franz Hoppe, Renk

Systematic Approach for the Psychoacoustic Analysis of Dynamic Gear Noise Excitation
Authors:  Dr. Christian Brecher, Markus Brumm, and Christian Carl, RWTH Aachen University

Session III – Manufacturing & Inspection

A Novel Electroplatable CBN for Grinding of Hardened Steel Gears
Authors:  Uppili Sridharan, Sridhar Kompella and James Fiecoat, Diamond Innovations

Contemporary Gear Pre­Machining Solutions
Author:  Dr. Claus Kobialka, Gleason Corporation

Manufacturing Method of Pinion Member of Large-sized Skew Bevel Gears Using Multi­Axis Control and Multi­Tasking Machine Tool
Authors:  Isamu Tsuji, Iwasa Tech Co., Ltd., Kazumasa Kawasaki, Niigata University, Hiroshi Gunbara, Matsue

Gear Material Selection and Construction for Large Gears
Author:  Frank C. Uherek, Rexnord Industries LLC

Large Pinion For Open Gears. The Increase of Single Meshing Load a New Challenge for Manufacturing and Quality Inspection
Author:  Michel Pasquier, CMD Group CIF

Session IV – Gear Design Issues

Calculation Method for Flank Breakage and Pitting of Bevel Gears for Truck and Bus Applications
Authors:  Dr. Christian Wirth and Dr. B.-R. Höhn, ZG – Zahnräder und Getriebebau and Dr. Ch. Braykoff, MAN Truck & Bus AG

Gear Design Optimization for Low Tooth Contact Temperature of a High­Speed and Non­lubricated Spur Gear Pair
Authors:  Dr. Carlos H. Wink and Nandkishor S. Mantri, Eaton Corporation

Dynamic Analysis of Cycloidal Gearbox Using Finite Element Method
Authors:  Sandeep Thube and Todd Bobak, Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America

Analysis of Ripple on Noisy Gears
Author:  Dr. Günther Gravel, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Gear “Whining” Noise in Diesel Engines
Author:  Yefim Kotlyar, Navistar, Inc.

Session V – Materials & Heat Treatment

The Effect of Surface Profile on Micropitting
Authors:  Matt Bell, Gary Sroka and Ron Benson, REM Surface Engineering

Typical Heat Treatment Defects of Gears and Solutions using FEA Modeling
Authors:  Zhichao (Charlie) Li and B. Lynn Ferguson, Deformation Control Technology, Inc.

Crack Testing and Heat Treat Verification of Gears Using Eddy Current Technology
Authors:  Karl Frederick and Dan DeVries, Criterion NDT

Enhancing Control Of Distortion through “One Piece Flow – Heat Treatment”
Authors:  Dr. Volker Heuer, David Bolton, Dr. Klaus Loeser, and Dr. Thorsten Leist, ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH

Recent Innovations in Induction Hardening of Gears and Gear­like Components
Authors:  Dr. Valery Rudnev, Inductoheat Inc.

For more information:
Visit http://www.agma.org/events-training/detail/2012-fall-technical-meeting.