Tips for Increasing Power Density in Gear Trains
The article "Tips for Increasing Power Density in Gear Trains" appeared in the May/June 1999 issue of Gear Technology.
Gear designers today are continually challenged to provide more power in less space and improve gear performance. The following article looks at some of the most common ways to increase the power density or improve the performance of gear trains. The author also takes an in-depth look at the case of a steel worm mating with a plastic helical gear and explores ways to optimize this increasingly common configuration.
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