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The Interrelationship of Tooth Thickness Measurements as Evaluated by Various Measuring Techniques
September 1, 1987
The first commandment for gears reads "Gears must have backlash!" When gear teeth are operated without adequate
backlash, any of several problems may occur, some of which may lead to disaster. As the teeth try to force their way through mesh, excessive separating forces are created which
may cause bearing failures. These same forces also produce a wedging action between the teeth with resulting high loads on the teeth. Such loads often lead to pitting and to other failures related to surface fatigue, and in some cases, bending failures.