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The machine element package by KISSsoft for the design and optimization of components like gears, shafts, bearings and others is now available in the new version 04/2010.
Tooth contact under load is an important verification of the real contact conditions of a gear pair and an important add-on to the strength calculation according to standards such as ISO, AGMA or DIN. The contact analysis simulates the meshing of the two flanks over the complete meshing cycle and is therefore able to consider individual modifications on the flank at each meshing position.
Plastic gears still have an entire frontier to explore, and how they measure up against their steel cousins is a question still being investigated.
The complete Product News section from the May 2019 issue of Gear Technology.
The complete Product News section from the January/February issue of Gear Technology.
The complete Product News section from the August 2018 issue of Gear Technology.
Software Providers Examine the Dynamic Behavior of Gear Noise.
I have a query (regarding) calculated gear life values. I would like to understand for what % of gear failures the calculated life is valid? Is it 1-in-100 (1% failure, 99% reliability) or 1-in-one-thousand (0.1% failure)?
A discussion of ISO and AGMA standards for gears, shafts and bearings, and the art of designing a gearbox that meets your requirements.
A key part of gear design software development is customer feedback. With the right feedback, you can get your software developer to work for you to provide the most relevant features possible.
This special edition of Product News includes highlights from Gear Expo 2017 of new products that caught the editors' eyes.
The latest technology on display in Columbus, OH. October 24-26.
Grinding fluids from Norton|Saint-Gobain, digital micrometer from Mahr, grinding centers from Haas Multigrind, updated software from KISSsoft.
The complete Product News section from the July 2017 issue.
Software updates for the gear industry. What's new and noteworthy in software applications in 2017?
Educational initiatives, company news, acquisitions and people in the industry are all featured this issue.
There's no substitute for a good software package in gear manufacturing. It's a critical shop floor tool that provides practical engineering services that customers appreciate. When you're in the business of specifying and procuring high quality gears, the software needs to meet many objectives including the consideration of all tolerances of center distance, tooth thickness and tip diameters, root diameters, fillets, etc. It's also imperative that the software updates include the latest revisions to the gear standards being used in the industry.
News on the latest products in the industry.
News about the latest products in the industry.
Onshore and offshore wind turbines boast some of the most critical assets in order to run effectively.
News about New Products
Latest News about Gear Industry Products
Developed here is a new method to automatically find the optimal topological modification from the predetermined measurement grid points for bevel gears. Employing this method enables the duplication of any flank form of a bevel gear given by the measurement points and the creation of a 3-D model for CAM machining in a very short time. This method not only allows the user to model existing flank forms into 3-D models, but also can be applied for various other purposes, such as compensating for hardening distortions and manufacturing deviations which are very important issues but not yet solved in the practical milling process.
Product news from the Gear Industry
The complete Product News section from the November/December 2014 issue.
So there is little chance that they need the same software to assist with their work. Gone are the days when companies wrote their own code and process engineers thumbed the same tattered reference book.
Examining the history of software in mechanical engineering
The complete Product News section from the October 2013 issue of Gear Technology.
How does one perform a contact analysis for worn gears? Our expert responds.
The complete Product News section from the May 2013 issue of Gear Technology.
An update on the latest gear design software from several vendors, plus what gear design engineers can expect next.
The complete product news from January/February 2007, including items from SMT, Monnier+Zahner, Mahr Federal, ExxonMobil, KissSoft, Geartech, Midwest Motion, Adcole and Makino.
News Items About kisssoft
1 KISSsoft Offers Feasibility Assessment for Power Skiving (July 17, 2019)
As a part of Gleason, we have a strong partner behind us when it comes to specific manufacturing know-how. For example, KISSsoft can now ... Read News
2 KISSsoft Extends Assistants (June 14, 2013)
In the KISSsoft Release 03/2013, the current KISSsys assistants were extended and furthermore a planet assistant was added. These assista... Read News
3 KISSsoft Offers Load Distribution According to ISO 6336 Annex E (September 4, 2012)
The load distribution in the axial direction of cylindrical gears can be calculated very efficiently according to the calculation method ... Read News
4 KISSsoft Offers Profiles for Worm Wheel (October 31, 2012)
In the KISSsoft Release 03/2012, the profiles for worms with enveloping worm wheel were enhanced. The 3-D models for the profile types N,... Read News
5 KISSsoft Offers Simplified Modelling (December 26, 2012)
In the KISSsoft Release 03/2012, several assistants for the model building in KISSsys were implemented (module SYS). They facilitate and ... Read News
6 KISSsoft Welcomes MSC Software as Technology Partner (February 1, 2013)
KISSsoft recently announced that it will be MSC Software's first Technology Partner with a connection to the new Adams/Machinery prod... Read News
7 KISSsoft Releases Software Beta (February 11, 2013)
The KISSsoft 03/2013 Beta Version has now been released for a test run. The final release will be available from April 8th, 2013 - just i... Read News
8 KISSsoft Implements Marine Calculations (March 13, 2013)
Det Norske Veritas provides with the standard No. 41.2 "Calculation of gear rating for marine transmission" a widespread gear ... Read News
9 KISSsoft Releases Latest Software Update (April 16, 2013)
KISSsoft is a modular calculation system for the verification, optimization, and sizing, of machine elements. The scope of the applicatio... Read News
10 KISSsoft Wins Industry Award (May 1, 2013)
The Huber Verlag für Neue Medien GmbH awards the INDUSTRIEPREIS to companies with high economic, social, technological and environm... Read News
11 ISO Workgroup 13 Takes Place at KISSsoft AG (May 30, 2013)
The last meeting of the ISO Workgroup 13 on bevel gear calculation took place on the 23rd and 24th of May 2013 at the KISSsoft AG, in Swi... Read News
12 Gear Expo Preview: KISSsoft Booth 717 (August 9, 2013)
KISSsoft will be presenting the latest release of the software, Version 03/2013. The latest version of KISSsoft incorporates the newest a... Read News
13 KISSsoft Celebrates Suter Racing Lead (June 19, 2012)
KISSsoft AG, technology partner of Suter Racing, congratulates Tom Lüthi for his world championship lead in the Moto 2 class. The so... Read News
14 KISSsoft Offers Configurable Manufacturing Drawings (August 28, 2013)
For all cylindrical gears, custom configurable manufacturing drawings are now available in KISSsoft (module ZPK). The toothing data and a... Read News
15 KISSsoft Offers Fine Sizing for Worm Wheels and Crossed Helical Gears (September 25, 2013)
For the calculation of worm wheels and crossed helical gears, fine sizing modules are now available (module ZD5 and ZE6). The KISSsoft fi... Read News
16 KISSsoft Extends Contact Analysis for Cylindrical Gears (October 9, 2013)
The contact analysis for cylindrical gears in KISSsoft (module ZA30) has been extended and improved. Experience gained from a comparison ... Read News
17 KISSsoft Offers Contact Patterns of Five-Axis Milled Gears (November 6, 2013)
The five-axis milling of gears is an established manufacturing process in the field of short run and replacement parts. This manufacturi... Read News
18 KISSsoft Offers Calculation of Cold-Wear (December 2, 2013)
Low-speed wear or cold-wear is a phenomenon that occurs with slow rotating and heavily loaded gears. In the process, the EHD lubricant fi... Read News
19 KISSsoft Offers Highlights to KISSsys (January 16, 2014)
KISSsys, KISSsoft‘s system add-on, enables you to model complete gear units and drive trains (module SYS). The "KISSsys assist... Read News
20 KISSsoft Releases 2014 Beta (January 22, 2014)
The KISSsoft 03/2014 Beta Version has now been released for a test run. The final release will be available from April 7th, 2014 - just i... Read News
21 KISSsoft Offers Standards in the Shaft Strength Calculation (February 27, 2014)
For an analytical strength assessement, in the first instance the currently valid standard has to be applied. Therefore, an essential tas... Read News
22 KISSsoft Offers Customized Software Options (March 13, 2014)
Simple and intuitive handling is the basis for comfortable and efficient work with a software. In KISSsoft, there are several possibilities... Read News
23 KISSsoft Releases New Version of Software (April 7, 2014)
On April 7th, the industrial fair in Hanover opens its doors. At the same time, the new version of KISSsoft 03/2014 will be released with a number of innovations that have been implemented... Read News
24 KISSsoft Offers Bolt Calculation with FE Results (August 16, 2012)
In KISSsoft, the calculation of bolts in accordance with VDI 2230 is implemented as specified in Sheet 2 (SPK module). The draft version ... Read News
25 KISSsoft Announces Software Updates (May 10, 2012)
There are numerous new features implemented for KISSsoft 03/2012. Highlights include: The contact analysis was improved with a new m... Read News
26 KISSsoft Adds Beveloid Gears Module (October 28, 2014)
Beveloid gears have their own new module in the KISSsoft system (module ZH1). Sizing and dimensioning of beveloid gears have been impleme... Read News
27 KISSsoft Releases 03/2011 Update (April 7, 2011)
KISSsoft recently announced the release of its latest software update, KISSsoft 03/2011. Highlights for this update include accurate 3-D ... Read News
28 KISSsoft AG Moves to New Facility (January 27, 2006)
KISSsoft AG has moved their facilities to a new location. New contact information is: Main office number +41-55-254-20-30 Hotline:... Read News
29 Kisssoft Releases Synchronization Procedures for KISSsys (March 10, 2010)
Conventional vehicle gearboxes include a gear shifting mechanism that can be constructed with several different methods (sliding gears, c... Read News
30 KISSsoft Update Integrates Parasolid CAD Core (April 26, 2010)
The machine element package by KISSsoft for the design and optimization of components like gears, shafts, bearings and others is now avai... Read News
31 KISSsoft Releases Newest Version of ISO/CD TR 15144 (May 12, 2010)
In the hitherto existing draft ISO/CD TR 6336-7, the information for the definition of the permissible specific lubri... Read News
32 KISSsoft Releases New Function for Face Gears (September 9, 2010)
A new functionality to generate a solid model of a face gear with arbitrary shaft angle and offset is implemented in the development vers... Read News
33 KISSsoft Implements Spline Connections (October 26, 2010)
Due to numerous requests from the industry, the spline connections according to DIN 5481 and DIN 5482 were recently implemented in K... Read News
34 KISSsoft Software Tested at TC60/WG15 Meeting (November 23, 2010)
A recent meeting of the workgroup TC60/WG15 took place considering the ISO Technical Report ISO TR 15144-the calculation of risk regardin... Read News
35 KISSsoft Releases First iPhone App (January 18, 2011)
KISSsoft recently announced that its first free iPhone app, Hardness Conversion, is now available. This iPhone application easily&nb... Read News
36 KISSsoft Releases Calculation for Shearing Strength for Plastic Worm Wheels (February 17, 2011)
For crossed axis helical gear designs where a worm meshes with a cylindrical worm wheel made of plasti... Read News
37 Compression Spring Relaxation Available for KISSsoft (March 11, 2011)
The phenomenon of relaxation occurs in constant static loads of springs, which finally lead to time-dependent changes of t... Read News
38 KISSsoft Releases Sabic Data (May 5, 2011)
In the current KISSsoft Release 03/2011, two additional new data sets for plastic materials from Sabic are available: VERTON RVL36 now wi... Read News
39 KISSsoft Releases Beta Version of Software (March 1, 2012)
The KISSsoft 03/2012 Beta Version has now been released for a test run. The final release will be available fon April 23rd, 2012 - ... Read News
40 Kisssoft Calculates Flank Breakage (May 20, 2011)
The flank breakage of gears is a failure mode that is separate from the damage forms such as root breaking or pitting. Consequently, it a... Read News
41 Sintered Materials Available in KISSsoft (June 22, 2011)
The Swedish company Höganäs AB provided the KISSsoft calculation program with SN-curves for tooth bending of sintered material ... Read News
42 KISSsoft Updates Features in the Contact Analysis (July 13, 2011)
In the contact analysis of KISSsoft, the effects of shaft deformations may now be precisely evaluated (module ZA30). The results of shaft... Read News
43 KISSsoft Releases Bearing Calculation Module (August 5, 2011)
For the bearing calculation in KISSsoft, a new module is available (module WB4). This module permits the calculation of a single bea... Read News
44 KISSsoft Offers Gearbox Variant Calculations (September 1, 2011)
With KISSsys, gearbox variants can now be calculated very efficiently (module KS1). In contrast to the GPK-models, where within the fixed... Read News
45 Gear Expo Preview: KISSsoft Booth 408 (October 5, 2011)
KISSsoft is a software provider for gear design to AGMA, ISO and DIN Standards as well as intuitive custom inputs. They offer shaft and b... Read News
46 KISSsoft Releases 3-D Variant Skin Model (November 17, 2011)
Crossed helical gears are helical gears that are mounted on crossed axes. The shaft angle is usually Σ = 90 degrees. In contrast to... Read News
47 KISSsoft Improves GPK Models (December 19, 2011)
GPK is a KISSsys based gearbox calculation package which provides the user with 17 basic models of gearboxes as templates. For the c... Read News
48 KISSsoft Offers Optimization of Profile Corrections (January 12, 2012)
An important step in terms of noise and strength optimization of a gear pair is the optimal design of the micro-geometry.Thereby a combin... Read News
49 KISSsoft Campbell Diagram Calculates Speed Range (February 2, 2012)
For the calculation of shaft eigenfrequencies, the Campbell diagram is a very helpful tool for better understanding the cr... Read News
50 KISSsoft Stays Active in Various Committees (June 10, 2014)
For KISSsoft, calculation standards are naturally fundamental. Therefore, the KISSsoft company works actively in the standardization comm... Read News
51 Extended Bolt Calculation in KISSsoft (November 10, 2014)
In the bolt calculation according to VDI 2230 (module SPK), additional strength classes for nuts have been implemented in KISSsoft. ... Read News
52 KISSsoft Release 2019 Available June 28th (June 27, 2019)
The new KISSsoft Release 2019 contains numerous new features, including KISSdesign, which provides the user with a tool that allows intui... Read News
53 KISSsoft Redefines Plain Bearings in Turbo Drives (September 7, 2018)
For shafts with plain bearings, the bearing type “Plain Bearing” can now be redefined. This is especially important for turbo... Read News
54 KISSsoft and Gleason Offer Two Software Solutions, One Design Interface (November 13, 2017)
KISSsys is KISSsoft‘s system add-on that enables you to model complete gear units and drive trains. KISSsoft calculates the service... Read News
55 KISSsoft Offers Selection of Predefined Gear Stages (November 16, 2017)
KISSsoft Release 03/2017 has a new function, the "Groups box", which lists a selection of predefined gear stages. These gear st... Read News
56 KISSsoft KISSsys and GEMS Programs Now Directly Interface, Exchange Data (November 27, 2017)
KISSsys is KISSsoft‘s system add-on that enables you to model complete gear units and drive trains. KISSsoft calculates the service... Read News
57 KISSsoft Adds Plastic Materials Manager Function (December 6, 2017)
It is often the case that plastics manufacturers don't provide any data that is relevant for calculations when they supply their prod... Read News
58 KISSsoft 03/2018 Beta Version is Available for Testing (January 18, 2018)
The KISSsoft 03/2018 Beta Version has now been released for a test run. The final release will be available from April 23rd, 2018 - just ... Read News
59 KISSsoft Offers Calculations for Asymmetrical Toothings (March 23, 2018)
The current KISSsoft version, 03/2017, provides you with a range of different options for calculating and inputting asymmetrical toothing... Read News
60 KISSsoft Releases 03/2018 (April 23, 2018)
On April 23rd, 2018, the Industrial Fair in Hannover opens its doors. At the same time, the new version of KISSsoft 03/2018 will be relea... Read News
61 KISSsoft Implements Bevel and Hypoid Gear Calculations (July 26, 2018)
In the ISO Committee, the scuffing load capacity calculation for bevel and hypoid gears is currently in draft form, and has been implemen... Read News
62 KISSsoft Offers Exact 3D Gear Models (August 23, 2018)
The manufacturing of complex workpieces, such as gears on five-axis milling machines, has increasingly established itself as an alternati... Read News
63 KISSsoft Offers 55 Plastics for Sizing Gears (September 26, 2018)
Nowadays, gear units are increasingly being made out of different types of plastic. In many cases, this class of materials is a good alte... Read News
64 EMO Preview: KISSsoft (September 5, 2017)
At this year's EMO Hannover fair (September 18th to 23rd, 2017), KISSsoft will be present at the Gleason stand, Booth D82 in Hall 26.... Read News
65 KISSsoft Offers Shaft Calculation and the Shaft Editor (October 22, 2018)
Additional features have been implemented in the Shaft Editor, which make it much easier to input shafts (WPK module). Users can pull on ... Read News
66 KISSsoft Offers Individual Design Elements in Software Packages (November 16, 2018)
KISSsoft's modular software includes international calculation standards, as well as a multitude of sizing and optimization options f... Read News
67 Modeling Gears with Assembly Groups in KISSsoft (November 28, 2018)
In the 03/2018 release of KISSsys, you have the option of “group-based modeling”. Using it, individual finished assemblies ca... Read News
68 SKF and KISSsoft Release a New Interface (December 12, 2018)
SKF and KISSsoft have worked together to create a new interface that makes it much easier to develop gear units: when designing machines,... Read News
69 KISSsoft Offers Generating Toothing Data in GDE Format (February 19, 2019)
The VDI has been working on defining an exchange format for toothing data in Germany for quite some time now. Cylindrical gear data can n... Read News
70 Hannover Messe Preview: KISSsoft (March 13, 2019)
At Hannover Messe from April 1-5 2019 attendees can take a first look at the latest developments in KISSsoft and KISSsys.The beta version... Read News
71 KISSsoft Provides Additional Tools for Gear Manufacturing (April 4, 2019)
KISSsoft provides a number of useful tools for gear manufacturing throughout the design process. When grinding helical gears an unwa... Read News
72 Determining Excitation Force in KISSsoft (April 24, 2019)
Since the 03/2018 release, KISSsoft contact analysis also calculates the excitation force according to the FVA Report 487 (module ZA30) i... Read News
73 KISSsoft Adds LEHVOSS Material Data to 2019 Software Release (May 9, 2019)
More than 55 plastics are available for the gear design of KISSsoft. The material database of KISSsoft has been extended by additional pl... Read News
74 KISSsoft Offers COM Basic and Expert Interface (June 3, 2019)
The use of several software tools in the gearbox design process is a common challenge for engineers. The rising need for simple communica... Read News
75 KISSsoft Calculations Include Splines, Springs and Plain Hydrodynamic Bearings (September 22, 2017)
KISSsoft's spline calculation now also includes a new function for calculating the strength of involute splined joints according to A... Read News
76 KISSsoft 03/2017 Release Allows Users to Evaluate Reliability of Gear Units, Individual Gears and Rolling Bearings (August 23, 2017)
A function in KISSsoft Release 03/2017 enables you to evaluate the reliability of gear units, individual gears and rolling bearings. ... Read News
77 KISSsoft Adds KISSsys System (December 15, 2014)
KISSsys is a system add-on to KISSsoft, where complete transmissions and drive trains can be modeled (SYS module). The gearbox package GP... Read News
78 KISSsoft Offers Strength Analysis for Cylindrical Gears (March 24, 2016)
The strength calculation method specified in Lloyd's Register:2013 has now been implemented. This specific standard for ships is now ... Read News
79 KISSsoft Explains Calculation of the Face Load Factor (March 11, 2015)
In the KHβ calculation, the manufacturing allowances are now considered using the combinations of (+/-) signs of fma and fhb (module... Read News
80 KISSsoft Unveils Latest Software at Hannover Messe (April 17, 2015)
KISSsoft recently introduced its new version of KISSsoft 03/2015 at Hannover Messe on April 13. The new version was released with a ... Read News
81 KISSsoft Adds Flank Fracture Calculation to Latest Release (May 20, 2015)
The flank fracture calculation according to ISO/DTR 19042 was recently added to the latest KISSsoft release 03/2015 (module ZZ4). This ty... Read News
82 KISSsoft Offers Enhanced Heating Calculation for Gearboxes (September 3, 2015)
The efficiency calculation and thermal analysis according to ISO/TR 14179 (module KS2) has been extended with several useful functionalit... Read News
83 New KISSsoft Feature Considers Compliance and Influence on Load Distribution in the Gearbox (November 4, 2015)
In the static system analysis, a new feature considers housing compliance and influence on load distribution in the gearbox as well as lo... Read News
84 KISSsoft Offers New Shaft Calculation Features (December 10, 2015)
The shaft strength calculation method according to AGMA 6101-E08/6001-E08 is now available, and includes both a static and dynamic proof.... Read News
85 KISSsoft Introduces Custom Options (January 27, 2016)
In KISSsoft, users can design databases, report templates, lists of cutters, display results, and even customize the user interface in ac... Read News
86 KISSsoft Releases 03-2016 Beta Version (February 12, 2016)
The KISSsoft 03/2016 Beta Version has now been released for a test run. The final release will be available from April 25th, 2016 - just ... Read News
87 KISSsoft Offers Gearbox Calculation Courses (February 26, 2016)
KISSsoft software includes internationally recognized calculation standards and various design and optimization options, based on the exp... Read News
88 KISSsoft USA Hires Engineering Manager (March 8, 2016)
KISSsoft USA, LLC recently announced that Ty Warner has joined the company as engineering manager. Warner is a licensed professional engi... Read News
89 Hannover Messe 2016 Preview: KISSsoft (April 22, 2016)
On April 25, Hannover Messe opens its doors. At the same time, the new version of KISSsoft 03/2016 will be released with a number of... Read News
90 KISSsoft Software Introduces Options for Sizing Shaft Dimensions (June 20, 2017)
When defining dimensions for shafts, KISSsoft's software now provides options for sizing shaft dimensions with regard to strength, an... Read News
91 KISSsoft and SKF Collaborate on Rolling Bearings Data (May 24, 2016)
The new version of KISSsoft 03/2016 now contains the very latest data from the "Rolling Bearings" catalog. By cooperation betwe... Read News
92 KISSsoft Offers Rapid 3D Modeling in KISSsys (June 24, 2016)
Modeling in KISSsys has been simplified in the latest KISSsoft Release 03/2016: Now, for example, when elements are added, the part ... Read News
93 KISSsoft VDI 2736 Receives New Supplement for Calculating Plastic Crossed Helical Gear Deformation and Wear (August 17, 2016)
The application area of plastic gears has grown significantly in the last decade. The requirements from the industry to design stronger, ... Read News
94 KISSsoft Determines Misalignment of Bevel Gears in Latest Update (October 18, 2016)
The relative position of the pinion and the ring gear is critical in determining the wear patterns of bevel gears. To determine the bevel... Read News
95 KISSsoft Offers Drive System Analysis (November 22, 2016)
In static system analysis, the deformation of the housing can be taken into account in the KISSsoft Release 03/2016, and therefore its ef... Read News
96 KISSsoft Offers New Evaluations in Contact Analysis (December 28, 2016)
The contact analysis is used for further noise and strength optimization. Based on the determination of tooth stiffness according to Webe... Read News
97 KISSsoft Enhances Planet Carrier Definition in KISSsys (January 24, 2017)
The consideration of the planetary carrier geometry with the parameterized approach (used for the deformation calculation and thus the ca... Read News
98 KISSsoft 03/2017 Beta Version is Available for Testing (February 15, 2017)
The KISSsoft 03/2017 Beta Version has now been released for a test run. The final release will be available April 24th, 2017 - just in ti... Read News
99 Gleason Acquires KISSsoft AG (February 16, 2017)
Gleason Corporation has announced that it has acquired KISSsoft AG, located in Bubikon, Switzerland. KISSsoft is a leader in the developm... Read News
100 KISSsoft Module Defines Gear Body Deformation (March 17, 2017)
For webbed gears, the deformation of the gear rim occurs in three dimensions and therefore cannot be calculated by the one-dimensional be... Read News
101 KISSsoft and Geartech Jointly Develop New Software Program (January 19, 2006)
KISSsoft AG and GEARTECH Software are pleased to announce the introduction of a new and updated version of GEARCALC, a gear design pro... Read News