How to Spec a Mill Gear - February 2014
Frank C. Uherek
The article "How to Spec a Mill Gear" appeared in the February 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
This paper outlines the design considerations that go into construction of a drive system in order to explain the importance of specific data, why it is required, and where design freedom is necessary. Apart from loads and speeds, interface dimensions and site specific conditions are also needed. Deciding up front which gear rating practice to select can affect the torque capacity of the drive train by ~15%.
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