Massimiliano Turci

Massimiliano Turci is a consultant in gear technology and the design of cam mechanisms. Upon earning his master's degree in mechanical engineering at Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy he began his career as a CAD expert. He then developed X-Camme — a CAM design software used in the packaging and beverage machinery industry. He is a member of the Italian KISSsoft staff for training and engineering — especially for industrial gearboxes. His professional experience is now primarily in gearbox model calculations. Turci is a member of the AGMA worm gear committee. (Bio last updated 2016-06-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)

Articles by Massimiliano Turci

  • Worm Gear Efficiency Estimation and Optimization (June 2016)
    This paper outlines the comparison of efficiencies for worm gearboxes with a center distance ranging from 28 - 150 mm that have single reduction from 5 to 100:1. Efficiencies are calculated using several standards (AGMA, ISO, DIN, BS) or by methods defined in other bibliographic references. It also deals with the measurement of torque and temperature on a test rig — required for the calibration of an analytical model to predict worm gearbox efficiency and temperature. And finally, there are examples of experimental activity (wear and friction measurements on a blockon- ring tribometer and the measurements of dynamic viscosity) regarding the effort of improving the efficiency for worm gear drivers by adding nanoparticles of fullerene shape to standard PEG lubricant