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1 Diametral Pitch Calculation (April 2015)

Circular pitch gives me the size of the teeth in my mind, but diametral pitch does not. What is the purpose of the diametral pitch concept? Does it merely avoid pi in calculation?

2 Determining Diametral Pitch, Center Distance (October 2016)

I need help determining the diametral pitch needed to achieve the closest center-to-center distance for 2 spur gears. The 1st gear is a 34-tooth and the 2nd gear is a 28-tooth. The center-to-center distance between the gears needs to be as close to 2 1/8" as possible.

3 High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives (June 2016)

Referencing a June 2014 Article, “High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives Analysis,” by Dr. Alex Kapelevich: I have designed a small compound epicyclic gearbox with common planets. Sun = 10 teeth Planet = 14 teeth Ring Gear stationary = 38 teeth Ring gear output = 41 teeth profile shifted onto a 38 tooth pitch diameter. Carriers are simply cages for the planet alignment and location. According to your article, and according to my calculations and the prototype I have built, my inputto- output ratio is a reduction of 65.6:1. I am using a ~ VG1 viscosity grease and Nylatron materials for the gears and carriers.

4 Timing Belts and Pulleys - Operations (December 2016)

Synchronous drives are especially well-suited for low-speed, high-torque applications. Their positive driving nature prevents potential slippage associated with V-belt drives, and even allows significantly greater torque carrying capability. Small pitch synchronous drives operating at speeds of 50 ft/min (0.25 m/s) or less are considered to be low-speed. Care should be taken in the drive selection process as stall and peak torques can sometimes be very high. While intermittent peak torques can often be carried by synchronous drives without special considerations, high cyclic peak torque loading should be carefully reviewed.

5 Influence of Gear Loads on Spline Couplings (February 2014)

Involute splines are commonly used in gearboxes to connect gears and shafts, especially when high torque is transmitted through the coupling. The load is shared among multiple teeth around the coupling circumference, resulting in higher load capacity than a conventional single key. However, the total load is not equally shared among all spline teeth, mainly because of pitch deviations resulting from the manufacturing process. The load distribution along the spline engagement length is also nonuniform because of tooth misalignments and shaft torsional effects. This paper presents an investigation of the influence of spur gear loads on the load distribution of spline teeth.

6 Helping Hands: How Robotic Automation Can Help Manufacturing Resurgence (April 2010)

Before Mike Cicco was involved on the engineering side, he used to sell robotic systems to manufacturers. Most of his sales pitches were met with hesitation and skepticism as he tried to explain the “benefits” of replacing employees on the shop floor with an automated system.

7 Gear Design Effects on Performance of High-Speed Helical Geartrains as Used in Aerospace Drive Systems (March 2016)

The performance of high-speed helical geartrains is of particular importance for tiltrotor aircraft drive systems. These drive systems are used to provide speed reduction/torque multiplication from the gas turbine output shaft and provide the necessary offset between these parallel shafts in the aircraft. Four different design configurations have been tested in the NASA Glenn Research Center, High-Speed Helical Geartrain Test Facility. The design configurations included the current aircraft design, current design with isotropic superfinished gear surfaces, double-helical design (inward and outward pumping), increased pitch (finer teeth), and an increased helix angle. All designs were tested at multiple input shaft speeds (up to 15,000 rpm) and applied power (up to 5,000 hp). Also two lubrication, system-related, variables were tested: oil inlet temperature (160–250° F) and lubricating jet pressure (60–80 psig). Experimental data recorded from these tests included power loss of the helical system under study, the temperature increase of the lubricant from inlet to outlet of the drive system and fling-off temperatures (radially and axially). Also, all gear systems were tested with and without shrouds around the gears.

News Items About pitch

1 New Series of 1 mm Pitch Timing Belt Pulleys from SDP Suited for Miniature Applications (September 12, 2011)
A new series of 1 mm pitch timing belt pulleys from Stock Drive Products (ISO 9001 Registered Manufacturer) are designed for miniature ap...

2 Bonfiglioli Yaw and Pitch Drives Power German Offshore Wind Farm (June 9, 2010)
Germany's first offshore wind farm, Alpha Ventus, features yaw and pitch drives from the Bonfiglioli Group. The wind farm feature...

3 Bosch Rexroth Develops Hydraulic Pitch Drives for Wind Energy Turbines (August 6, 2007)
Hydraulic pitch drives from Bosch Rexroth enable turbines to shift automatically with changes in wind velocity. As the wind grows stronge...

4 IMO Presents Pitch Bearing at WindEnergy Hamburg (September 20, 2016)
IMO recently introduced a new pitch bearing focused at the latest 3–4 MW low-wind onshore turbines and offshore turbines in the 6&n...

5 Heavy Duty Traverse Drives Double Pitch Accuracy (April 18, 2012)
Amacoil/Uhing has upgraded their large sizes of RG traverse drives by adding a 100-notch scale to the pitch adjustment control. Whereas t...

6 Moog Introduces New Pitch Control Slip Ring for Wind Turbines (October 20, 2016)
Moog Components Group Limited, a division of Moog Inc., has announced the introduction of a new pitch control slip ring. The EPA3 slip ri...

7 Joral Offers Sensor Fusion Inclinometer for Pitch, Yaw and Roll Feedback (July 25, 2018)
Joral LLC announces a G-force compensated inclinometer that provides feedback for pitch, yaw, and roll. The new technology utilizes sen...

8 Replacement Timing Belts-Metric Pitch (May 30, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 4,929 Timing Belts SDP/SI can modify standard catalog parts to various specs or produce com...

9 Replacement belts-timing, English Pitch from SDP/SI (May 30, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 4,929 timing belts. The company is able to modify standard catalog parts to customer specs ...

10 Timing Pulleys, Metric Pitch (May 30, 2007)
SDP/SI Is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 4,256 timing pulleys, belt pulleys, flat belt pulleys, idler pulleys, grooved idler pulleys, s...

11 OES Introduces Motorized Yaw-Pitch Stages (August 14, 2020)
OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) has introduced new Dual-axis Yaw and Pitch Stages. The YP100-45-01 and YP100-45-02 Dual-axis Yaw ...

12 OES Measures Curvature and Angles with Four New Pitch and Roll Stages (July 1, 2021)
The precise measurements of angles and the curvature of objects are easily determined using four new Pitch and Roll Stages just introduce...

13 KHK Offers Diametral Pitch Gearing (September 25, 2017)
For over 80 years, the Kohara Gear trademark KHK has been synonymous with stock metric gears. Recognizing the fact that 80% of the gears ...

14 Timing Pulleys, English Pitch (May 30, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 4,256 timing pulleys, belt pulleys, flat belt pulleys, idler pulleys, grooved idler pulleys, s...