The Basics of Spiral Bevel Gears - January/February 2001
The article "The Basics of Spiral Bevel Gears" appeared in the January/February 2001 issue of Gear Technology.
This article also appears as Chapter 1 in the Gleason Corporation publication "Advanced Bevel Gear Technology." Gearing Principles in Cylindrical and Straight Bevel Gears The purpose of gears is to transmit motion and torque from one shaft to another. That transmission normally has to occur with a constant ratio, the lowest possible disturbances and the highest possible efficiency. Tooth profile, length and shape are derived from those requirements.
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