A useful guide by Nishant Kashyap in Gear Technology India provides some best practice tips for designing efficient and reliable gears.
Let’s face it, those two criteria are what good design seeks to achieve. So how can we be more consistent in reaching our goals? The article below includes the key points to cover for good design principles including:-
- Choosing the right gear type
- Material selection
- Gear geometry
- Heat treatment
- Precise manufacturing
And regular maintenance.
To design efficiency and reliability into gears it is essential to begin with a thorough appreciation of the end application. We can then overlay best practice procedures to ensure our design matches these requirements.
Then by applying the best practice rules above (and explained in more detail here) engineers and designers can achieve the reliability and efficiency they strive for.