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Motion + Power Technology Expo 2019 Expands to Meet Demand

October 15-17, 2019 • Detroit, Michigan • TCF Center

The Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo) connects the top manufacturers, suppliers, buyers, and experts in the mechanical and gear power, electric power, and fluid power industries for three action-packed days in Detroit’s TCF Center. Attendees can shop the latest technology, gear products, and services, and compare benefits side-by-side while gaining best practices and new ideas from like-minded colleagues as well as cross-sector collaboration.

More than 300 exhibitors from across the supply chain including gear companies, machine tools suppliers, and electric drive solutions will conduct demos, host information-rich seminars, and offer technical expertise. Some of the industry leaders showcasing new products and services include Timken Power Systems, Meritor, EMAG LLC, Gleason Corporation, Kapp Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry America, among others.

Fluid power industry professionals can learn from 16 subject matter experts on the latest topics affecting their fields, including cybersecurity, supply chain, 3-D printing, robotics, and more in a two-track seminar series called the MPT Conference. The Expo will also offer the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) Fall Technical Meeting and short course technical seminars hosted by AGMA and the National Fluid Power Association in several education courses.

The education courses provide 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 MPT Expo floor — so you can combine classroom learning with hands-on experience with the equipment.

This one-of-a-kind trade show and conference will also bring 4,000 professionals together to exchange insights and network with colleagues from across the mechanical power transmission, fluid power, and electrical drive industries during receptions, private meetings, one-on-one time with suppliers, and exchanges in the education sessions throughout the show.

Expanded to three days due to popular demand, the MPT Expo (formerly known as the Gear Expo) provides an evolving motion and power transmission marketplace. Additionally, top researchers from across the globe will provide the latest information on their peer-reviewed gear industry research and share what is in the future for the industry.

The conference is designed for both thinkers and doers, bringing speakers who will provide the most current information and unmatched opportunities to make connections and shop the latest products, services, and technologies for the highly focused motion + power system audiences, including a unique Fluid Power Pavilion. Throughout the Expo, exhibitors represent a variety of fields, including automotive, material handling, machine tool manufacturing, agriculture, automotive, off-highway, construction, and more. Just a few days spent meeting with experts will help keep businesses ahead of the curve for years to come.

Fluid Power Exhibitors
For a complete list of all exhibitors and floor map, visit www.motionpowerexpo.com.

  • Alro Steel & Plastics………….. 2628
  • ASCO Sintering Co…………… 3237
  • Casappa Corp…………… 2734
  • Cleveland Deburring Machine Co…………… 3435
  • Delaware Manufacturing Industrial Corp. (DMIC)………….. 2535
  • Donald Engineering………….. 2536
  • Dura-Bar………….. 2937
  • Fanuc America Corp…………… 3536
  • Federal Fluid Power, Inc…………… 4626
  • Filtrec North America, Inc…………… 3437
  • Fluidyne Fluid Power………….. 2631
  • Follett Hydraulics………….. 2739
  • Galdabini SpA………….. 3339
  • Hoffman Filter Corp…………… 3022
  • Hydra-Lock Corp…………… 3944
  • Hydrapulse………….. 2831
  • IC Fluid Power, Inc…………… 2539
  • International Fluid Power Society………….. 2834
  • IPM, Inc…………… 3240
  • National Fluid Power Association………….. 2731
  • OEM Controls, Inc…………… 3803
  • Peninsular Cylinder Co…………… 2835
  • Premier Thermal Solutions………….. 4039
  • R & J Cylinder and Machine………….. 2936
  • SCHUNK………….. 3231
  • Techniques Surfaces USA, Inc…………… 2839
  • Timken Steel Corp…………… 3431
  • Tribute, Inc…………… 2733
  • TTP-API Heat Transfer………….. 2531
  • Tuson Corp…………… 2934
  • Yates Cylinders………….. 2636

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M+PTE Conference Sessions

Wednesday, October 16

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Supply Chain — Improve In-Transit Visibility to Reduce Supply Chain Risk
Jeff Newman, VP, Supply Chain Visibility Solution Sales, CalAmp

Advances in IoT technology provide greater visibility and insights through real-time data and monitoring to eliminate tracking blind spots across providers and modes.

IIoT — Simplifying Industrial IoT for Discrete Manufacturers
Stacy Pease, Director of Customer Success, MachineMetrics

The IoT revolution is picking up speed and as it does, it is changing the manufacturing world forever. Of the many manufacturers in pursuit of digitization, a large number are unlikely to succeed. What’s the secret sauce to Industry 4.0 success?

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Market Info — Economic Outlook and Trends within the Industrial Fluid Power Market
Chloe Parkins, Fluid Power Specialist, Oxford Economics

The aim of this session is to provide an understanding of the economic backdrop faced by industrial fluid power manufacturers and purchasers.

Electric Drive Technology — The Future of eMobility in the Commercial Vehicle Space
John Bennett, VP and CTO, Meritor

Commercial vehicles are currently undergoing a shift in powertrain technologies driven by the need for lower GHG emissions and the desire for lowest total cost of ownership.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Blockchain — Blockchain: The Future of Manufacturing
Joel Neidig, CEO and Co-Founder, SIMBA Chain

Blockchain has many manufacturing applications. Automotive supply chains are one of several useful cases that will be discussed for this topic.

3D Printing — Processes and New Machines for 3D Printing Metal
Kirk Rogers, PhD, Senior ADDvisorSM, The Barnes Group Advisors

The additive manufacturing/3D metal printing scene has exploded in the last three years with several new players and several new technologies. Kirk will outline the seven different additive manufacturing technologies, as defined by ASTM Committee F42.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Supply Chain — Effective Contract Negotiations: The Path to Commercial Success with Large OE Customers
Tom Rouse, Founder, Rouse Contract Consultants, LLC

Robotics — The End of Fear: How Collaborative Industrial Robots Will Change Durable Goods Manufacturing
Alberto Moel, PhD, VP, Business Development, Veo Robotics

Thursday, October 17

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Market Info — The Evolution of the Automotive Powertrain
Casey Selecman, Director – Advisory Services, IHS Markit

IIoT — Standards for IIoT Interoperability
Russ Waddell, Director, MTConnect

Manufacturing data and information systems are rapidly evolving to enable myriad new technologies around software and networking. Underlying this evolution is a set of standards and protocols developed by industry, academia, research organizations, and governments.

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Workforce — Workforce Development Using a Farm Team Approach
Tony Velotta, Organizational Development Leader, Scot Forge

There is a significant deficit in the number of workers needed and the number available to most companies. Scot Forge Company has a program to develop the future workforce to be ready when needed similar to major league sports teams using a farm team concept.

Electric Drive Technology — Losing Teeth? The Future of Gear Trains in the Age of Electrification
Jeff Hemphill, CTO, Schaeffler

The rate of electrification seems to be accelerating every day. Major OEMs make regular announcements about battery electric vehicles and Tesla continues to disrupt its segments.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cybersecurity — Cybersecurity Hygiene in Motion
James McQuiggan, CISSP, Chapter President, (ISC)2 Central Florida Chapter

When it comes to hygiene, we grew up understanding what is good hygiene, washing our hands before dinner, brushing our teeth before bed, and taking a shower at least every other day. In cybersecurity, similar hygiene can be applied to our daily lives that can help not only at home, but also in the places we work.

3D Printing — Materials Challenges and Solutions in Additive Manufacturing
Jeff Grabowski, Materials Specialist, QuesTek Innovations, LLC

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Workforce — Hire Like Nobody’s Business
Todd Palmer, Founder and President, Diversified Industrial Staffing

Companies cannot locate enough of the talent they need today. This translates to missed deadlines and to company leaders trying to do more with less. There is a solution.

Robotics — Collaborative Operation in Industry Today
Rick Maxwell, Collaborative Robot Team, FANUC America Corporation

In order to successfully implement and use collaborative technology, it is important to understand what collaborative operation is and how it can fit into your facility.

M+PTE Technical Meetings

Monday, October 14

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Technical Session I:

Application, Design, and Rating
Moderator: Jason Daubert, FLSmidth, Inc.

Electric Vehicle Transmissions with Hypoid Gearset (19FTM01)
Dr. Hermann Stadtfeld, The Gleason Works
This paper presents a new design concept which utilizes a super reduction hypoid with a ratio between 8 and 15.

Misalignment Compensation Splines Design (19FTM02)
Davide Marano, Ferrari (Italy)
Crowned spline teeth are frequently used to avoid interferences between shaft and hub teeth. Currently, a precise determination of the misalignment and crowned teeth influence on spline load capacity can only be performed by finite element method, (FEM), or other powerful numerical simulations. This paper proposes an analytical model.

Spline Centering, Piloting, and Toggle: Torsional Stiffness, Shaft Bending, and Centering of Moment Loads (19FTM03)
Steve McKenny, General Motors Company
Common practice for a splined joint is to assume that the load is theoretically transmitted along the entire length of the tooth face, but several factors, including axial spline length and the ratio of hub to shaft torsional stiffness, can impact how the load is distributed along the tooth face.

Optimal Polymer Gear Design: Metal-to-Plastic Conversion (19FTM04)
Dr. Alexander Kapelevich, AKGears, LLC
Unlike machined metal gears, polymer gears produced by injection molding allow for a deep optimization of gear tooth macro and microgeometry.

Design of a Double Spiral Bevel Gearset (19FTM05)
Horácio Albertini, CEFET MG, Federal Center of Technological Education of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
The most common bevel gear geometries are straight, spiral, and helical (skew), and all these types of gearset subject the bearings to three types of forces, namely: axial, radial, and tangential. This paper presents a double spiral bevel gear design.

Specific Dynamic Behavior of Planetary Gears (19FTM06)
Burkhard Pinnekamp, RENK AG (Germany)
This paper describes theory of noise generation in a gear mesh and the specific application on planetary gear systems. The results are illustrated by an example with test bench measurements.

Tuesday, October 15

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Technical Session II:

Efficiency, Lubrication, Noise, and Vibration
Moderator: Walt Weber, Flender Corporation (Retired)

Phase Management as a Strategy to Reduce Gear Whine in Idler Gear Sets (19FTM07)
Robert White, John Deere
Gear whine is controlled by managing transmission error. Idler gear sets affect gear whine by phasing the meshes. This paper shows how, by cleverly selecting the number of teeth on the idlers, their tooth thicknesses, and the idler location, the forces from transmission error force vectors that must be reacted by the idler bearings can be substantially reduced, thereby reducing the excitation on the gearbox that causes noise.

Reduction of the Tonality of Gear Noise by Application of Topography Scattering for Ground Bevel Gears (19FTM09)
Marcel Kasten, Laboratory of Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Computing Gear Sliding Losses (19FTM10)
Caleb Gurd, Eaton Corporation
*2018 recipient of an AGMA Foundation scholarship.

This paper evaluates eight different algorithms available in the literature for determining coefficient of friction and calculating gear sliding loss, and their applicability to commercial vehicle transmissions.

Opportunities of Efficiency Improvement by the Use of Hydro Lubricants (19FTM11)
Matthias Pfadt, Kluber Lubrication Muchen SE & Co. KG (Germany)
The majority of industrial lubricants are based on mineral oils. Hydro Lubricants, which use water either as a base oil or as an additive, offer a more sustainable solution and are potential candidates for a wide range of industrial applications.

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Technical Session III:

Materials and Heat Treatment
Moderator: Michael He, Scot Forge

Evaluation of Steel Cleanliness by Extreme Value Statistics and its Correlation with Fatigue Performance (19FTM12)
Trishita Roy, Eaton India Innovation Centre (India)

Tooth Root Testing of Steels with High Cleanliness (19FTM13)
Moritz Trippe, Laboratory of Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

4D High Pressure Gas Quenching:  A Leap in Performance vs. Press Quenching (19FTM14)

Performance and Properties of New, Alternative Gear Steel (19FTM15)
Lily Kamjou, Ovako AB (Sweden)

Wednesday, October 16

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Technical Session IV:

Manufacturing, Inspection, and Quality Control
Moderator: Mike D’Arduini, The Gleason Works

Chamfering of Gears — New Innovative Cutting Solutions for Efficient Gear Production (19FTM17)
Gottfried Klein, Gleason Corporation (Germany)

Influence of Manufacturing Variations of Spline Couplings on Gear Root and Contact Stress (19FTM18)
Hareesh Balakrishna Kurup, Eaton Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (India)
This study investigates how manufacturing variations of spline couplings affect gear performance.

Micro Skiving — (r)evolution of a Known Production Process (19FTM19)
Hervé Baour, Louis Belet SA (Switzerland)

Rapid and Precise Manufacturing of Special Involute Gears for Prototype Testing (19FTM20)
Christian Weber, Gear Research Center (FZG), Technical University of Munich (Germany)
In this paper, alternative methods for a fast and cost-efficient production of asymmetric gears for prototype tests are presented.

A Comparison of Surface Roughness Measurement Methods for Gear Tooth Working Surfaces (19FTM21)
Matthew Wagner, Applied Research Laboratory — Pennsylvania State University

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Technical Session V: Optimization, Gear Wear, and Failure
Moderator: Frank Uherek, Rexnord Gear Group

Effects of the Load-Dependent Shift of Gear Center Distance on Calculated Load Capacity and Excitation Using Analytical Mesh Stiffness Approach (19FTM22)
Dr. Stoyan Radev, FVA GmbH (Germany)

New Standardized Calculation Method of The Tooth Flank Fracture Load Capacity of Bevel and Hypoid Gears (19FTM23)
Josef Pellkofer, Gear Research Center (FZG), Technical University of Munich (Germany)
A newly developed standardized calculation method for determining the tooth flank fracture load capacity based on the geometry of virtual cylindrical gear according to the standard ISO 10300 will be explained in detail.

Calculated Scuffing Risk:  Correlating AGMA 925-A03, AGMA 6011-J14, and Original MAAG Gear Predictions (19FTM24)
John Amendola, Artec Machine Systems

Optimum Carburized and Hardened Case Depth (19FTM25)
Andrew Milburn, Milburn Engineering, Inc.
This paper explains why case hardening is beneficial and the risks involved, and compares the methods for calculating and specifying case depth per the ISO 6336-5 and ANSI/AGMA 2101-D04 gear rating standards and guidelines presented in the MAAG Gear Handbook.

Sizing of Profile Modifications for Asymmetric Gears (19FTM26)
Dr. Ulrich Kissling, KISSsoft AG

M+PTE education Sessions

Tuesday, October 15

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hydraulic Fluid Properties, Efficiency, and Contamination Control
Paul Michael, Research Chemist, MSOE

Supply Chain Management
Dr. Justin Jones, Ranken Technical College

Technical Overview of Automotive Differentials
William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Overview of Fluid Power Components and Systems
Thomas Wanke, CFPE Director, Fluid Power Industrial Consortium and Industry Relations, MSOE

Technical Overview of Automotive Powertrain Lubricants
William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

Why Bearings Are Damaged

Wednesday, October 16

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fundamental Understanding of Electro Fluid Power Technology
Dr. Medhat Khalil, CHFPS, CFAPI, Director of Professional Education and Research Development

Gearbox Field Inspection — Load Distribution, Lubrication, and Condition Monitoring
John B. Amendola, John B. Amendola III, and Dereck Yatzook, Artec Machine Systems

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Basics of Gearing
William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

Reverse Gear System Engineering — Why, When, and How
Raymond Drago, P.E., Drive Systems Technology

Thursday, October 17

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Taming Tooth Deflections:  The Case for Profile Modifications
Raymond Drago, P.E., Drive Systems Technology

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Basics of Gearing
William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

Materials Selection and Heat Treatment of Gears
AGMA and ASM International

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Loaded Tooth Contact
Terry Klaves


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