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Rating of Helical Asymmetric Tooth Gears - November/December 2017

The article "Rating of Helical Asymmetric Tooth Gears" appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Although gear geometry and the design of asymmetric tooth gears are well known and published, they are not covered by modern national or international gear design and rating standards. This limits their broad implementation for various gear applications, despite substantial performance advantages in comparison to symmetric tooth gears for mostly unidirectional drives. In some industries — like aerospace, that are accustomed to using gears with non-standard tooth shapes — the rating of these gears is established by comprehensive testing. However, such testing programs are not affordable for many other gear drive applications that could also benefit from asymmetric tooth gears.

Keywords
asymmetric gears, standards, rating, AKGears

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