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AGMA: American Gear Manufacturers Association

AGMA, the American Gear Manufacturers Association, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards covering the manufacturing of gears. Headquartered in Alexandria, United States, AGMA standards are spread by its over 450 member companies, located in over 30 countries. Furthering unity within its field, AGMA holds its industry's trade show, as well as an assortment of smaller conferences. AGMA also serves as the administrator for the U.S. TAGs (United States Technical Advisory Group) to ISO/TCs 14 and 60 (International Organization for Standardization/Technical Committee). Standards from AGMA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/AGMA 2000-A88

Gear Classification and Inspection Handbook - Tolerances and Measuring Methods for Unassembled Spur and Helical Gears (including Metric Equivalents)

Correlates gear quality levels with gear tooth tolerances. Provides information on manufacturing procedures, master gears, measuring methods and practices. Appendix material provides guidance on specifying levels and information on additional methods of gear inspection. Partial replacement of AGMA 390.03.

ANSI/AGMA 6022-C93 (R2014)

Design Manual for Cylindrical Wormgearing

Covers the design of general industrial coarse-pitch cylindrical worms and throated gears mounted with axes at a 90 degree angle and having axial pitches of 3/16 inch and larger.  

ANSI/AGMA 1010-F14

Appearance of Gear Teeth - Terminology of Wear and Failure

This standard provides nomenclature for general modes of gear tooth wear and failure. It classifies, identifies, and describes the most common types of failure and provides information that will, in many cases, enable the user to identify failure modes and evaluate the degree or change from original condition. Replaces ANSI/AGMA 1010-E95 and AGMA 912-A04

ANSI/AGMA 2007-C00 (R2014)

Surface Temper Etch Inspection After Grinding [Same as New ISO 14104]

Explains the materials and procedures to determine and evaluate localized overheating on ground surfaces. Includes a system to describe and classify the indications produced during this inspection. However, does not provide specific acceptance or rejection criteria.  

ANSI/AGMA 6001-F19

Design and Selection of Components for Enclosed Gear Drives

This standard outlines the basic practices for the design and selection of components, other than gearing, for use in commercial and industrial enclosed gear drives.

ANSI/AGMA 6123-C16

Design Manual for Enclosed Epicyclic Gear Drives

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 units with carrier speeds less than 1800 rpm and pinion absolute speed less than 4500 rpm. This is a design manual for drives employing epicyclic gear arrangements. It includes descriptions of epicyclic drives, nomenclature, application information and design guidelines with reference to other AGMA standards.

ANSI/AGMA ISO 1328-1-B14

Cylindrical gears - ISO system of flank tolerance classification - Part 1: Definitions and allowable values of deviations relevant to flanks of gear teeth

This standard establishes a tolerance classification system relevant to manufacturing and conformity assessment of tooth flanks of individual cylindrical involute gears. It specifies definitions for gear flank tolerance terms, the structure of the flank tolerance class system, and allowable values.

AGMA 923-B05

Metallurgical Specifications for Steel Gearing

This document identifies metallurgical quality characteristics which are important to the performance of steel gearing. The AGMA gear rating standards identify performance levels of gearing by heat treatment method and grade number. For each heat treatment method and AGMA grade number, acceptance criteria are given for various metallurgical characteristics identified in this document.

ANSI/AGMA 9005-F16

Industrial Gear Lubrication

This standard provides lubrication guidelines for enclosed and open gearing installed in general industrial power transmission applications. It is not intended to supplant specific instructions from the gear manufacturer.


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