Single Flank Data Analysis and Interpretation
Much of the information in this article has been extracted from an AGMA Technical Paper, &quot;What Single Flank Testing Can Do For You&quot;, presented in 1984 by the author
Hob Length Effects
Hobbing is probably the most popular gear manufacturing process. Its inherent accuracy and productivity makes it a logical choice for a wide range of sizes.
Calculation of Spur Gear Tooth Flexibility by the Complex Potential Method
Calculation of gear tooth flexibility is of interest for at least two reasons: (a) It controls, at least in part, the vibratory properties of a transmission system hence, fatigue resistance and noise: (b) it controls load sharing in multiple tooth contact.
New Techniques for Aligning and Maintaining Large Ring Gears
This paper presents two new techniques for aligning and maintaining large ring gears. One technique uses lubricant temperature analysis, and the other uses stop action photography.
Notes From the Editors Desk (Publishers Page)
While on holiday in England during July, my thoughts for this page were on the proposed changes to our tax law, and how they would adversely affect America's industry. But with the President undergoing cancer surgery, Congress deadlocked on deficit reduction and the budget on the back burner, nothing new was being said or done regarding a new tax law
Industry Forum (Voices)
Your May/June issue contains a letter from Edward Ubert of Rockwell International with some serious questions about specifying and measuring tooth thickness.
Material Selection and Heat Treatment Part II Metalurgical Characteristics (Back to Basics)
The approximate tensile strength of any steel is measured by its hardness, Table 1. Since hardness is determined by both chemical composition and heat treatment, these are the two important metallurgical considerations in selecting gear steels.