Classroom Training


KISSsys Gearbox Design and Analysis - Basics

KISSsys is a powerful tool to model and analyze entire transmission groups. The KISSsys training consists of 3 individual classes that are built on each other. The basic training introduces KISSsys and the modeling of gearboxes with single and coaxial shafts using different modeling techniques.


Participants will learn how to create single shaft models and how to handle models with coaxial shafts. In addition, special kinematic conditions, like a powersplit, will be looked at and calculated.


4-5 July 2023


09:00 – 17:00 (GMT+8) Singapore


You will need a notebook to actively participate in the training. Before the start of the training, participants will receive an actual test version Release 2022.

Pedagogical means:

Teaching method alternating theory and practice through case studies or works directed.

Who should attend:

The training is meant for design engineers and everybody who likes to calculate gearboxes using a system tool.


Day 1:

  • Introduction to KISSsys
    • Key benefits
    • Important settings
    • User and administrator mode
    • User Interface and functionalities
    • Terminology
    • Using existing models, GPK models
    • Communication with KISSsoft modules for strength analysis
  • Introduction to Modeling
    • Plan the model
    • Calculation of kinematics / power flow
    • System based calculations regarding safeties, lifetime, weight and cost
    • Generate user defined tables
  • Modeling with Single Shafts, two-stage industrial gearbox and a bevel gear stage gearbox
    • Creating a proper sketch
    • Building the model with different methods
    • Calculating and defining the kinematics
    • Geometry definition of machine elements in KISSsoft Interfaces
    • Sizing of gears, positioning of shafts and bearings according to the requirements
    • Generating a user Interface table with variables for system information (operating data, safeties, lifetimes)
    • Exercise to build a simple industrial gearbox and use the sizing functionality

Day 2:

  • Special Kinematic Conditions
    • Models with One Input Two Outputs
    • Gear Chain with Three Gears
    • Overdefined Kinematics
  • Coaxial Shaft Modeling – Planetary Stage
    • ▪ Important notes on the sketch
    • ▪ Generation of the model, kinematics calculation
    • ▪ Definition of the geometry in KISSsoft
    • ▪ Modifying the positions of the groups
    • ▪ Implementing of simple functions into a table
    • ▪ Realization of multiple stages with spline connections
    • ▪ Combination of single and coaxial shafts in one model
  • Questions / answers.


This course will be conducted by Robert SHANDRO.


Principal Consultant - Engineering & Material Science specialized in Failure Analysis, Forensic Investigation and Mechanical Power Transmission components.
More than 30 years of consulting experience in industries including Aerospace, Energy, Transportation, Shipbuilding and Public Works.
Member of French delegation for ISO TC60 (Technical Committee), Expert in load capacity calculation, quality of materials and failure analysis for gears.
Member of IES (Institute of Engineers Singapore).

Areas of Expertise

  • Failure analysis of a wide range of mechanical equipment/components and structural facilities
  • Design, verification and failure analysis on mechanical power transmission components
  • Condition and remnant life assessment of mechanical power transmission components
  • Expert witness for litigation and insurance claims
  • Expert consultant and technical support on patent litigations
  • Standardization works (ISO TC60)



  • 5 years as Design Engineer (electric motors and generators)
  • 12 years as Technical Advisor (Judicial Expertise)
  • 13 years as Project Manager at CETIM
  • From year 2019 – Principal Consultant at MATCOR


  • Master of Engineering (MEng) UPT 1986
  • Master in Materials Science (MSc) ISMCM 1992

Course Name

MTS14: KISSsys Gearbox Design and Analysis – Basics

Course Date:

4 – 5 July 2023


09:00 – 17:00 (GMT +8) Singapore

Closing Date:

20 June 2023, Tuesday

Course Fee:

SGD 1,600.00 (exclude GST)

Early Bird:

Registration must reach us on or before 6 June 2023, Tuesday:
SGD 1,440.00 (exclude GST)

We welcome groups to attend our trainings. Please contact us for a group discount package.

Our Accounts will advise if GST is applicable. Participants shall bear all bank charges.
Learners must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA).

For clarification or inquiries please contact Mrs Lorraine HUANG or Joshua LEE at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Registration Form

To register for the course, please complete this form.

Payment Details:

  • Registration form and course fees are to reach MATCOR before the closing date.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon full payment.
  • Direct internet banking payment to MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd, Bank: Development Bank of Singapore, Bank Code: 7171, Branch Code: 032, Swift Code: DBSSSGSG, Bank Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-32, Great World City, Singapore 237994, Account / Iban No: 032-004152-3. / PAYNOW: UEN199201190R
  • All cheques should be made payable to “MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd” and mailed to 3 Seletar Aerospace Link Singapore 797550, Or
  • Overseas participants may choose to pay in EUR or USD.
  • Participants shall bear all bank charges for payments.

For clarification or inquiries please contact Mrs Lorraine HUANG or Joshua LEE at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Cancellation & Refund:

  • Any cancellation made after closing date – no refund, but delegate substitution is allowed.
  • Any cancellation made before closing date will receive full refund.
  • MATCOR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course, only if deemed necessary