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• The American Gear Manufacturers

Association is a voluntary association
of companies, consultants, and
academicians with a direct interest in
the design, manufacture, and
application of gears, couplings
and power transmission components
and equipment.
• Founded in 1916, AGMA is a member- and market-driven
organization, conducting programs and providing services to
the gear industry and its customers.
• AGMA member companies currently number more than
• They include gear manufacturers from the United States,
Mexico, and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more
than 30 countries around the world.

• AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards

Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing.

• AGMA is also the Secretariat (Chairman) for Technical Committee 60

of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is
the committee responsible for developing all international gearing

• AGMA was born when R.D. Nuttall Company brought

together several gear manufacturers to discuss developing
such standards.

• The first AGMA members included Cincinnati Gear Company, Earle

Gear and Machine Company, Horsburgh and Scott Company, Newark
Gear Cutting Machine Company, R.D. Nuttall Company, Philadelphia
Gear Works, Pittsburgh Gear and Machine Company, Simonds
Manufacturing Company and Van Dorn Dutton Company.

• They established an executive committee, which drew up a

constitution and elected officers. They planned AGMA’s first
Annual Meeting, held in Pittsburgh May 14-15, 1917.

• Today, AGMA is still on the cutting edge.

• The association includes about 495 of the world’s top
gearing companies across more than 30 nations.
• The association is managed by a Board of Directors and Executive
Committee Officers. Members also serve on Business Management
Committees and Technical Committees. A full-time staff of 12
association professionals is headquartered in Alexandria, Va.

• As in its beginnings, AGMA continues to literally set the

standard. Its open standards development process is
tailored to the global marketplace.
Board of Directors

• AGMA has a Technical Division (TDEC) and a Business Division

(BMEC) that oversee the work of committees. These two
chairs are part of the Board of Directors.

• Additionally, the Board of Directors oversees the following

• Membership Committee
• Education Committee
• Policy & Practices Committee
• Nominating Committee
• Awards Committee
• Finance Committee
Technical Division
Executive Committee
• Help to shape tomorrow’s standards
for the gear industry by joining one of
AGMA’s 23 active Technical
Committees. AGMA technical
committees hold over 100 meetings
each year to develop the standards in
our industry.
Technical Division
Executive Committee
• AGMA membership is the only requirement
for participation on a Technical Committee.
Committee membership has two levels of
participation: Observer and Active.

• All new committee members start as an

observer member.

• Observer members will receive notices of

meetings and minutes, and only upon request
will receive drafts of standards.
Technical Division
Executive Committee
• The TDEC directs the work of
AGMA’s technical committees
(including the development and
maintenance of AGMA Standards,
Information Sheets, and other
technical publications), organizes
and conducts the Fall Technical
Meeting, and governs the other
activities of the AGMA Technical
Technical Division
Executive Committee
• Aerospace Gearing • Helical Gear Rating
• Bevel Gearing • Lubrication
• Computer Programming • Metallurgy and Materials
• Cutting Tools • Mill Gearing
• Enclosed Drives for Industrial
Applications • Nomenclature
• Epicyclic Enclosed Drives • Plastics Gearing
• Fine-Pitch Gearing
• Powder Metallurgy Gearing
• Flexible Couplings
• Spline
• Gear Accuracy
• Helical Enclosed Drives High • Sound & Vibration
Speed Units
• Vehicle Gearing
• Helical Enclosed Drives
Marine Units • Wind Turbine Gearing
• Wormgearing
Tooth Thickness and Backlash Measurement of
Cylindrical Involute Gearing
ANSI/AGMA 2002-C16
• This standard establishes the procedures for determining
the specification limits for tooth thickness of external and
internal cylindrical involute gearing. It includes equations
and calculation procedures for the commonly used
measuring methods. A specific tooth thickness
specification limit can be established from the design
thickness or from another tooth thickness measurement.
The procedures can be used with an established design
tooth thickness, or with actual tooth thickness
dimensions. The effect of tooth geometric quality
variations on tooth thickness dimensions is discussed.
Calculations for backlash are included, and are based on
the specified tooth thickness, center distance, and
Standard for Industrial Enclosed Gear Drives
ANSI/AGMA 6013-B16
• This standard includes design, rating, lubrication, testing, and selection information for
enclosed gear drives, including foot mounted, shaft mounted, screw conveyor drives,
and gearmotors. These drives may include spur, helical, herringbone, double helical, or
bevel gearing in single or multistage arrangements as either parallel, concentric, or right
angle configurations.
Standard for Industrial Enclosed Gear Drives
(Metric Edition)
ANSI/AGMA 6113-B16
• This standard includes design, rating, lubrication, testing, and selection information for
enclosed gear drives, including foot mounted, shaft mounted, screw conveyor drives,
and gearmotors.
Design Manual for Enclosed Epicyclic Gear Drives
ANSI/AGMA 6123-C16
• ABSTRACT - This is a design manual for drives employing epicyclic gear arrangements.
• SCOPE - This standard is applicable to enclosed epicyclic speed reducers and increasers
which use spur and helical gears. It applies to non-aircraft, industrial, vehicular, or
machine tool gear.
• LIMITATIONS - Rating methods and influences identified in this standard are applicable
to enclosed drives of single and multiple stage designs, with pitch line velocities not
exceeding 35 m/s.
Applications for Epicyclic gears


Industrial Gear Lubrication
ANSI/AGMA 9005-F16
• This standard provides lubricant classifications, guidelines for minimum performance
characteristics, and generalized application and servicing guidelines for both open and enclosed
metallic gearing that has been designed and rated in accordance with applicable AGMA
• The applicable gear types include spur, helical including double helical and herringbone, worm,
non-offset bevel, and face gears.
• In what year was AGMA founded?

• Which are the two ways of participation as AGMA member?

• How many committees does AGMA have?