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Gears and gearboxes: Introduction

Understand the technology and fundamentals of gears so that you can successfully engage with the design, manufacture and operation of gears and gearboxes.

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Gears and gearboxes: Introduction
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£275.00 £247.50 Plus vat
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£325.00 £292.50 Plus vat

Summary

Understand the technology and fundamentals of gears so that you can successfully engage with the design, manufacture and operation of gears and gearboxes.

During this course, you will learn about the fundamentals of gears and gearboxes, and identify the need for gearing and motion control methods in mechanical systems.

You will also explore the development of power transmission systems; the “Law of Gearing”; the use of the involute gear form; the features of different gear types; and the requirements for lubrication, bearings, shafts, connectors and support structures.

The course also covers design parameters, including gear forces, tooth stresses, noise and lubrication, as well as the need to understand the characteristics of the prime movers and driven machines and other system components.

In addition, you will learn about thermal issues associated with gears and gearboxes, along with the essential requirements of installation and maintenance; the various gear manufacture methods (including the new and developing CNC and additive manufacturing methods); and gearboxes assembly and installation.

Throughout the course the use and requirements to use appropriate standards and comply with legislation is highlighted.

Delivery format:

This course will be delivered as 3 x 2-hour virtual classrooms (VCs)

  • VC1: Gears and gearbox fundamentals
  • VC2: Noise, load and operation of gears and gearboxes
  • VC3: Gear manufacture, gearbox assembly and installation

Who should attend?

Anyone involved with gears and gearboxes who needs to be competent with the technologies involved. Whilst a basic engineering knowledge is required, no previous experience of gears is needed.

How will I benefit?

Be successfully involved with the design, selection, manufacture and operation of gears and gearboxes. Undertake more advanced courses on the subject including:

  • Gear stress analysis and rating
  • Gear measurement
  • Gear wear and failure recognition
  • Gear noise and transmission error measurement
  • Gear cutting
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Gears and gearbox fundamentals
  • Noise, load and operation of gears and gearboxes
  • Gear manufacture, gearbox assembly and installation

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A and B

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’

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  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Location:
    Virtual classroom
  • CPD Hours:
    7
  • UK-Spec:
    A, B

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Available dates for Gears and gearboxes: Introduction

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19 Nov 2024 19, 26 November & 3 December 2024 (10:00-12:00 GMT)
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