In planetary gear systems of high power density and high gear ratio, helical gears create undesirable tilting moments on the planet gears; therefore, spur gears are still preferred for planetary gears -- a special challenge with respect to noise. Specifically, the different behavior of planetary gears with sequential and symmetric gear mesh is explained in this paper.
Efficiency, power-loss reduction and enhanced performance are just a few examples of what
the PT community wants from their gears and gear drives in 2019. Some companies are doubling
down on service and assembly capabilities while other others are integrating components in an effort to increase flexibility and control.
Downtime, downtime, downtime. When it's
planned, it's bearable. When it's not, it's not. To maintain machinery, planned downtime is necessary.
To fix broken equipment, unplanned downtime is excruciating,
especially when your factory is running closer and closer
to full capacity.
Heavy industry. The phrase conjures images of mines and steel mills, of huge caverns underground, of cavern-like factories, of oldline companies operating heavy-duty machines for hightorque work. That's the image of heavy industry.
Today, though, there's also another image. It's of an operator walking a steel mill's floor, looking at his smartphone or his tablet.