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Archive > 2013 > June/July 2013 > How to Design and Install Bevel Gears for Optimum Performance - Lessons Learned

The article "How to Design and Install Bevel Gears for Optimum Performance - Lessons Learned" appeared in the June/July 2013 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Bevel gears must be assembled in a specific way to ensure smooth running and optimum load distribution between gears. While it is certainly true that the "setting" or "laying out" of a pair of bevel gears is more complicated than laying out a pair of spur gears, it is also true that following the correct procedure can make the task much easier. You cannot install bevel gears in the same manner as spur and helical gears and expect them to behave and perform as well; to optimize the performance of any two bevel gears, the gears must be positioned together so that they run smoothly without binding and/or excessive backlash.

Keywords
bevel gears, installation, backlash, mounting distance, contact pattern, shims, shimming, assembly

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