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1 Analyzing Contact Patterns for UAV Helicopter Transmissions (August 2019)

In a research project at the Vienna University of Technology, the KISSsoft design software was used to check a new drivetrain concept and the micro-geometry of the bevel gear stage for a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).

2 Software Bits (August 2017)

The latest updates in software for bearing design.

3 Getting to Know Your Bearing (August 2017)

Software Design, Analysis and Calculation Tools Help Solve Today's Engineering Challenges

4 Mapping the World of Manufacturing (August 2018)

After decades of iteration, you might think manufacturing software suites are running out of new modules to add, but improving hardware is opening up new avenues for them to explore.

5 Product News (August 2017)

The latest tools and techologies in power transmission, motion control and related components.

6 Efficient Layout Process of Cylindrical Gears with Manufacturing Constraints (March 2019)

Cylindrical gear design can be divided into three steps. In the first step, rough gear pair dimensions such as center distance and face width are being estimated. Center distance and face width are directly linked to the available space (housing dimensions) and influence the overall size, weight and cost of the gears.

7 MPT Expo 2019 Booth Previews (September 2019)

MPT Expo takes place October 15-17 at TCF CENTER (formerly the Cobo Center) in Detroit. Here are booth previews of some of the exhibitors most relevant to buyers of mechanical power transmission components.

8 Documentation of Gearbox Reliability - An Upcoming Demand (June 2019)

The proof of the reliability of a gear drive is now an additional requirement. In Europe, the acceptance authorities for wind turbines are requesting a system reliability proof from gearbox manufacturers. The AGMA committee reviewing the AGMA 6006 standard for wind turbines is considering adding a chapter about design for reliability. However, reliability considerations are not new; NASA, for example, was in the 1980s using reliability concepts for gear drives.

9 Industry News (March 2017)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

10 Influential Criteria on the Optimization of a Gearbox, with Application to an Automatic Transmission (September 2018)

In the design of an automatic transmission gearbox, the variation of one parameter can result in different system performances due to the strong interdependencies among all components. For given transmission ratios, component lifetimes and safeties, or space restrictions, improvements in efficiency, noise, and weight can be achieved.

11 Product News (December 2016)

News about the most recent products to hit the market.

12 How to Get the Most Realistic Efficiency Calculation for Gearboxes (April 2015)

In recent years the estimation of gearbox power loss is attracting more interest — especially in the wind turbine and automotive gearbox industry — but also in industrial gearboxes where heat dissipation is a consideration as well. As new transmissions concepts are being researched to meet both ecological and commercial demands, a quick and reliable estimation of overall efficiency becomes inevitable in designing the optimal gearbox.

13 Gear Wear Calculation and Prediction (February 2015)

Wear is a very important topic for dry running plastic gears. Over the past few years, the authors have worked closely with a number of manufacturers of plastic gears to investigate the problems of gear wear in detail. Together they have developed a calculation method that can be used to predict where and when local wear will occur on a tooth flank. Their findings have also just been published in the final version of VDI 2736.

14 Gear Design Software, Engineer Beware (February 2014)

When software goes bad, what do we call it? System failure? Human failure? A virus? A number of words will work. How about this? Glitch. It has that onomatopoeic quality that fairly screams, Downtime! And with good reason -- software-generated miscalculations can have very expensive -- if not perilous -- repercussions.

15 Gear Design Software (February 2013)

When it comes to gear design software, the learning curve never ends. The leading vendors offer various training programs to keep their users well-informed.

16 Product News (September 2015)

News about new Products

17 Gear Expo 2015: Gears Galore! (September 2015)

You may well have already read the following Gear Expo description on the AGMA Website.

18 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

19 Product News (December 2015)

News about latest products

20 Mutiple Gearset-Type Calculation Software (September 2015)

Is there a gear software package out there that will calculate the design of spur, helical, worm, and planetary gearsets? Also, we would like a program that calculates stresses and material selection. Finally, we would like to have the program calculate bearings loads, too. Thank you for your help.

21 Rolling-Element Bearing Analysis (June 2013)

This article describes how more sophisticated modeling techniques allow the latest software to identify design issues with bearings, shafts, gears and complicated multi-body systems.

News Items About KISSsoft

1 Gleason Acquires KISSsoft AG (February 16, 2017)
Gleason Corporation has announced that it has acquired KISSsoft AG, located in Bubikon, Switzerland. KISSsoft is a leader in the developm...

2 KISSsoft Adds LEHVOSS Material Data to 2019 Software Release (May 9, 2019)
More than 55 plastics are available for the gear design of KISSsoft. The material database of KISSsoft has been extended by additional pl...

3 KISSsoft Unveils Latest Software at Hannover Messe (April 17, 2015)
KISSsoft recently introduced its new version of KISSsoft 03/2015 at Hannover Messe on April 13. The new version was released with a ...

4 KISSsoft KISSsys and GEMS Programs Now Directly Interface, Exchange Data (November 27, 2017)
KISSsys is KISSsoft‘s system add-on that enables you to model complete gear units and drive trains. KISSsoft calculates the service...

5 KISSsoft and Gleason Offer Two Software Solutions, One Design Interface (November 13, 2017)
KISSsys is KISSsoft‘s system add-on that enables you to model complete gear units and drive trains. KISSsoft calculates the service...

6 KISSsoft 03/2017 Beta Version is Available for Testing (February 15, 2017)
The KISSsoft 03/2017 Beta Version has now been released for a test run. The final release will be available April 24th, 2017 - just in ti...

7 KISSsoft Software Introduces Options for Sizing Shaft Dimensions (June 20, 2017)
When defining dimensions for shafts, KISSsoft's software now provides options for sizing shaft dimensions with regard to strength, an...

8 KISSsoft 03/2017 Release Allows Users to Evaluate Reliability of Gear Units, Individual Gears and Rolling Bearings (August 23, 2017)
A function in KISSsoft Release 03/2017 enables you to evaluate the reliability of gear units, individual gears and rolling bearings. ...

9 KISSsoft Offers Selection of Predefined Gear Stages (November 16, 2017)
KISSsoft Release 03/2017 has a new function, the "Groups box", which lists a selection of predefined gear stages. These gear st...

10 KISSsoft Calculations Include Splines, Springs and Plain Hydrodynamic Bearings (September 22, 2017)
KISSsoft's spline calculation now also includes a new function for calculating the strength of involute splined joints according to A...

11 KISSsoft Introduces Double Planetary Stage Calculations (October 11, 2019)
Today, various types of planetary gearboxes are increasingly being used in the hybridization of drivetrains. Since the KISSsoft Release 2...

12 KISSsoft Offers Drive System Analysis (November 22, 2016)
In static system analysis, the deformation of the housing can be taken into account in the KISSsoft Release 03/2016, and therefore its ef...

13 KISSsoft Includes Latest Bearing Data from Schaeffler (July 5, 2017)
KISSsoft version 03/2017 now includes the latest data from the Schaeffler rolling bearings catalog for the INA and FAG brands.The company...

14 KISSsoft and SKF Collaborate on Rolling Bearings Data (May 24, 2016)
The new version of KISSsoft 03/2016 now contains the very latest data from the "Rolling Bearings" catalog. By cooperation betwe...

15 Extended Bolt Calculation in KISSsoft (November 10, 2014)
In the bolt calculation according to VDI 2230 (module SPK), additional strength classes for nuts have been implemented in KISSsoft. ...

16 KISSsoft Adds Beveloid Gears Module (October 28, 2014)
Beveloid gears have their own new module in the KISSsoft system (module ZH1). Sizing and dimensioning of beveloid gears have been impleme...

17 KISSsoft and Geartech Jointly Develop New Software Program (January 19, 2006)
KISSsoft AG and GEARTECH Software are pleased to announce the introduction of a new and updated version of GEARCALC, a gear design pro...

18 KISSsoft Adds Flank Fracture Calculation to Latest Release (May 20, 2015)
The flank fracture calculation according to ISO/DTR 19042 was recently added to the latest KISSsoft release 03/2015 (module ZZ4). This ty...

19 KISSsoft Introduces Custom Options (January 27, 2016)
In KISSsoft, users can design databases, report templates, lists of cutters, display results, and even customize the user interface in ac...

20 Hannover Messe 2016 Preview: KISSsoft (April 22, 2016)
On April 25, Hannover Messe opens its doors. At the same time, the new version of KISSsoft 03/2016 will be released with a number of...

21 KISSsoft USA Hires Engineering Manager (March 8, 2016)
KISSsoft USA, LLC recently announced that Ty Warner has joined the company as engineering manager. Warner is a licensed professional engi...

22 KISSsoft Offers Gearbox Calculation Courses (February 26, 2016)
KISSsoft software includes internationally recognized calculation standards and various design and optimization options, based on the exp...

23 KISSsoft Offers Rapid 3D Modeling in KISSsys (June 24, 2016)
Modeling in KISSsys has been simplified in the latest KISSsoft Release 03/2016: Now, for example, when elements are added, the part ...

24 EMO Preview: KISSsoft (September 5, 2017)
At this year's EMO Hannover fair (September 18th to 23rd, 2017), KISSsoft will be present at the Gleason stand, Booth D82 in Hall 26....

25 KISSsoft Offers Feasibility Assessment for Power Skiving (July 17, 2019)
As a part of Gleason, we have a strong partner behind us when it comes to specific manufacturing know-how. For example, KISSsoft can now ...

26 KISSsoft Release 2019 Available June 28th (June 27, 2019)
The new KISSsoft Release 2019 contains numerous new features, including KISSdesign, which provides the user with a tool that allows intui...

27 Determining Excitation Force in KISSsoft (April 24, 2019)
Since the 03/2018 release, KISSsoft contact analysis also calculates the excitation force according to the FVA Report 487 (module ZA30) i...

28 KISSsoft Provides Additional Tools for Gear Manufacturing (April 4, 2019)
KISSsoft provides a number of useful tools for gear manufacturing throughout the design process. When grinding helical gears an unwa...

29 KISSsoft Sharing Knowledge in Second Half of 2019 (August 1, 2019)
In the second half of 2019, KISSsoft will offer numerous opportunities to deepen your knowledge of the company's products and technol...

30 KISSsoft Offers Contact Analysis (LTCA) of Asymmetric Gears (August 26, 2019)
KISSsoft now also offers contact analysis for asymmetric gears according to Langheinrich's dissertation (module ZA38). This allows, i...

31 Shaft Editor Now Optimized in KISSsoft (September 27, 2019)
In the KISSsoft Release 2019, the shaft editor is extended and its handling optimized (WPK module). A new tab "3D-Viewer" has b...

32 KISSsoft Announces User Meeting 2019 (September 13, 2019)
The KISSsoft User Meeting 2019 takes place October 23-24 and will be held for the first time in English. We’d like to invite all ou...

33 KISSsoft Offers Bevel Gear Calculation (September 5, 2019)
Calculation of scuffing for bevel and hypoid gears has been enhanced in KISSsoft Release 2019 (module ZC2, ZC9) according to the current ...

34 SKF and KISSsoft Release a New Interface (December 12, 2018)
SKF and KISSsoft have worked together to create a new interface that makes it much easier to develop gear units: when designing machines,...

35 Hannover Messe Preview: KISSsoft (March 13, 2019)
At Hannover Messe from April 1-5 2019 attendees can take a first look at the latest developments in KISSsoft and KISSsys.The beta version...

36 KISSsoft Offers Individual Design Elements in Software Packages (November 16, 2018)
KISSsoft's modular software includes international calculation standards, as well as a multitude of sizing and optimization options f...

37 KISSsoft Offers Calculations for Asymmetrical Toothings (March 23, 2018)
The current KISSsoft version, 03/2017, provides you with a range of different options for calculating and inputting asymmetrical toothing...

38 KISSsoft Releases 03/2018 (April 23, 2018)
On April 23rd, 2018, the Industrial Fair in Hannover opens its doors. At the same time, the new version of KISSsoft 03/2018 will be relea...

39 KISSsoft 03/2018 Beta Version is Available for Testing (January 18, 2018)
The KISSsoft 03/2018 Beta Version has now been released for a test run. The final release will be available from April 23rd, 2018 - just ...

40 KISSsoft Offers Enhanced Heating Calculation for Gearboxes (September 3, 2015)
The efficiency calculation and thermal analysis according to ISO/TR 14179 (module KS2) has been extended with several useful functionalit...

41 New KISSsoft Feature Considers Compliance and Influence on Load Distribution in the Gearbox (November 4, 2015)
In the static system analysis, a new feature considers housing compliance and influence on load distribution in the gearbox as well as lo...

42 KISSsoft Offers Exact 3D Gear Models (August 23, 2018)
The manufacturing of complex workpieces, such as gears on five-axis milling machines, has increasingly established itself as an alternati...

43 KISSsoft Implements Bevel and Hypoid Gear Calculations (July 26, 2018)
In the ISO Committee, the scuffing load capacity calculation for bevel and hypoid gears is currently in draft form, and has been implemen...

44 KISSsoft Offers Gearbox Variant Calculations (September 1, 2011)
With KISSsys, gearbox variants can now be calculated very efficiently (module KS1). In contrast to the GPK-models, where within the fixed...

45 KISSsoft Offers New Shaft Calculation Features (December 10, 2015)
The shaft strength calculation method according to AGMA 6101-E08/6001-E08 is now available, and includes both a static and dynamic proof....

46 KISSsoft Explains Calculation of the Face Load Factor (March 11, 2015)
In the KHβ calculation, the manufacturing allowances are now considered using the combinations of (+/-) signs of fma and fhb (module...

47 KISSsoft Offers Local Wear Simulation (May 15, 2014)
A new progressive wear method is used to define the wear for cylindrical gears...

48 KISSsoft Offers 55 Plastics for Sizing Gears (September 26, 2018)
Nowadays, gear units are increasingly being made out of different types of plastic. In many cases, this class of materials is a good alte...

49 KISSsoft Determines Misalignment of Bevel Gears in Latest Update (October 18, 2016)
The relative position of the pinion and the ring gear is critical in determining the wear patterns of bevel gears. To determine the bevel...

50 KISSsoft Offers Generating Toothing Data in GDE Format (February 19, 2019)
The VDI has been working on defining an exchange format for toothing data in Germany for quite some time now. Cylindrical gear data can n...

51 KISSsoft Offers New Evaluations in Contact Analysis (December 28, 2016)
The contact analysis is used for further noise and strength optimization. Based on the determination of tooth stiffness according to Webe...

52 KISSsoft Enhances Planet Carrier Definition in KISSsys (January 24, 2017)
The consideration of the planetary carrier geometry with the parameterized approach (used for the deformation calculation and thus the ca...

53 KISSsoft VDI 2736 Receives New Supplement for Calculating Plastic Crossed Helical Gear Deformation and Wear (August 17, 2016)
The application area of plastic gears has grown significantly in the last decade. The requirements from the industry to design stronger, ...

54 KISSsoft Adds Plastic Materials Manager Function (December 6, 2017)
It is often the case that plastics manufacturers don't provide any data that is relevant for calculations when they supply their prod...

55 KISSsoft Offers COM Basic and Expert Interface (June 3, 2019)
The use of several software tools in the gearbox design process is a common challenge for engineers. The rising need for simple communica...

56 KISSsoft Offers Strength Analysis for Cylindrical Gears (March 24, 2016)
The strength calculation method specified in Lloyd's Register:2013 has now been implemented. This specific standard for ships is now ...

57 KISSsoft Offers Shaft Calculation and the Shaft Editor (October 22, 2018)
Additional features have been implemented in the Shaft Editor, which make it much easier to input shafts (WPK module). Users can pull on ...

58 KISSsoft Module Defines Gear Body Deformation (March 17, 2017)
For webbed gears, the deformation of the gear rim occurs in three dimensions and therefore cannot be calculated by the one-dimensional be...

59 KISSsoft Redefines Plain Bearings in Turbo Drives (September 7, 2018)
For shafts with plain bearings, the bearing type “Plain Bearing” can now be redefined. This is especially important for turbo...