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News Bits and Pieces -
June 30, 2004
Are you equipped with the information needed to successfully design your company’s geared applications? If you were given the design for your gear teeth would you be able to successfully put that tooth on a gear blank so that you could design the rest of your product, or even seek quotes from suppliers?
Geared applications must be designed around the gear set. But most companies today rely on suppliers and consultants for gear design rather than cultivate the skill in-house. This makes the design engineer dependant on outside resources for critical information that affects his/her project design at the most fundamental level.
Having seen the same questions come from customers time and again, Russell Beach of Nissei Corporation of America created a 3-part layout guide series covering straight bevels, spiral and Zerol bevels and hypoids to help people deal with the questions. Some of the most helpful information contained in the guide are the 9 Critical Steps to Straight Bevel Gear Layout:
Mr. Beach says it is as simple as it looks, and using this knowledge, the design engineer will be able to work more effectively. He/she will be less dependant on outsourced information, able to design applications more quickly and able to communicate more intelligently with gear suppliers, achieving a more streamlined project development and a better product over all.
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