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Gearbox Bearing Service Life: A Matter of Mastering Many Design Parameters - April 2012

Hans Wendeberg

The article "Gearbox Bearing Service Life: A Matter of Mastering Many Design Parameters" appeared in the April 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
The availability of high-strength shaft materials, in combination with bearings with high carrying capacity, allows use of slimmer shafts. However, the modulus of elasticity remains the same, so seat design for bearings and gears must be given close attention.

Keywords
bearings, gearboxes, SKF, service life, design, gearbox design

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