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How to choose the right gear ratio?

Let's say we have a system of gears. There is one in the middle, and it is surrounded by 4 other gears in order to rotate around an axis. There is no any kind of speed limit,etc. In this case which ...
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Designing a 1-button system allowing for a differentiated control of 2 different valves?

I'm in the processes of building something which requires I'll be able to control the independent opening/closure of two (small, ~10mm in diameter) different adjacent holes using one finger, and I'm ...
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How do Salad Spinners work?

I am curious as to how pump salad spinners work: not in terms of how they spin and use centripetal forces to get rid of water. I mean in terms of how the pump itself works. How does the 2D motion of ...
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Master/Slave Gear Mechanism for Navball

I am designing a functional replica of the Apollo FDAI (aka 8 ball). See pics Real FDAI Another view From the Apollo 8 Flight Journal: The FD/AI (Flight Director/Attitude Indicator) or "8-ball" ...
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what is the degree of freedom of a pair of gear wheels?

Two gear wheels A and B are touching each other and they can rotate about fixed points P and Q respectively. how to calculate the degree of freedom of the system by using gubbler's equation?
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Efficiency of a planetary gearbox as a function of the lubricants viscosity

So I have a client that is asking about if they should switch from one lubricant to another in a planetary gearbox they have. The main advantage that this new lubricant has is that it has a much ...
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notch consideration

I'm designing a bevel gear. And I want to design the pinion and the shaft such as they are one piece all together. So I was wondering if I should consider a notch effect at the exact point where the ...
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Bevel gear design & usage

The problem : I need to create a mechanism with 2 parallel shafts, at some distance apart, rotating in the same direction, either clock- or anticlock-wise. The distance (> 1m) makes it impractical to ...
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Need bevel gear for SG90 servo motor

I am looking for a away I can convert the horizontal rotation into vertical, typically we use bevel gear for such thing. But I am using a SG90 servo motor for which I am struggling to get the correct ...
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Internal Geneva drive calulations/design

So there is a lot of information out there about designing an external Geneva drive, but I can't seem to find anything about designing an internal one. I'm trying to design something similar to this (...
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Steel Worm/Steel Wheel vs Steel Worm/Bronze Wheel

I have a question regarding worm drives, specifically double-enveloping types: Do steel worm/steel wheel combinations last longer than steel worm/bronze wheel or steel worm/brass wheel combinations? ...
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Source for plastic rack gear strips

I'm trying to find a source for this type of plastic rack gear: This image came from this youtube video. I can find short pieces of straight rack gear on ebay, but nothing like this. It appears ...
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How to design a coaxial 1:2 gear without reversing direction?

I am trying to design a gear that has a 1:2 speed ratio (input:output). This design is very limited in space and for simplicity and space savings requires the input and output shafts to be coaxial. ...
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Finding the right worm gear for a wormscrew that didn't come with technical specs

I bought a CNC linear rail guide slide from ebay(seen here). I'm trying to find a proper worm gear to mate with the wormscrew. There is no technical specification that came with the kit however on the ...
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Is there a cheap way to get gears

Is there generally any cheaper way to get a bunch of gear wheels. I've been to some local companies who specialize in gear production and the price is always somewhere in the range 100-150 USD for a ...
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Is it possible to mechanically switch between rotational directions of an output shaft?

I know that it would not be possible while the input is still rotating, but is it possible to create a gear box or chain assembly that can change the direction of rotation?
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Rack pinion possible?

I want to lift a weight of about 300 kg suspended to a rack of width 15 mm. This weight will be lifted using a spur gear pinion with OD not more than 8 mm. The material will be SS 304. Weight will ...
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Gearhead & 'teeth-track' to drive rotation of ringed encasement?

I am not an engineer, so apologies if this one is a bit of an ill-thought out... Can anyone show me an example of something like the following scenario: A small stepping motor driving rotation of a ...
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The torque I need to lift the device and correct gear ratio for the device to be as fast as possible

The device have to climb a pipe vertically. I have a DC motor with power rating 21.2 w, output speed 13360 rpm and maximum output torque 154.4 gcm. My device is 1 kg and I have wheel with 0.012 m ...
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Need help picking motor to wind a spool

The application is a motor attached to a spool to wind/unwind window blinds. I would like to operate the motor at $v=0.2\text{ m/s}$, with a max load of 1.5 kg. I need to know the ideal diameter ...
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How can you calculate the torque and speed of a single output gear being driven by two different input gears?

I am building a gearbox that needs to lift around 50lbs very rapidly. I already have a single planetary gearbox that does the job in around 7-10 seconds, but I would like to cut this time down ...
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What is the tolerance on gear pitch?

I'm trying to make a gear to mesh with a motor shaft that I bought online, but it doesn't give any information about the pitch or diameter. When I measured the diameter and pitch of the motor shaft, ...
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Planetary Gearset for Power steering

I am trying to create a power steering system for a go-kart project. In order to switch off between remote control and human control, I plan on implementing a power steering system with a planetary ...
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How to get precision with a small gear?

I want to be able to precisely rotate a item. For this I have positioned the item on top of a very large gear. It is driven by a smaller gear. When the item is in the correct position, I will lock the ...
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Calculating Minimum Gear Ratio To Lift Weight

I have a 337 watt motor, and want to lift ten pounds. What kind of gear ratio will I need for a gearbox I attach to this in order to lift the ten pounds at a constant speed?
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How to increase maximum rotational speed limit of a reduction gearbox?

Reduction gearboxes made of machine steel gear have a maximum limit to prevent changing their physical properties (softening). They change their properties as a result of the temperature increase ...
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Understanding the torque of a motor/gearbox combo

Imagine a typical DC motor / planetary gear combos. Is my thinking correct: Say you have a 100 kg mass on a frictionless surface. The gearbox output shaft has a 0.10m arm with which you push the ...
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What are the some of the best (dis)engagement mechanism for small gears?

I’m planing to build a robot out of gears. I was wondering what kind of (dis) engagement mechanism would be suitable for gears that are about 2.5cm (1 inch) in diameter. PS: preferably, (dis)...
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How to fix this gear

This is a gear that transfers force from a motorcycle kickstarter to the transmission. What method should I use to repair the missing teeth.
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Reacting Propeller Torque?

A motor is used to drive a shaft that is geared through 1:1 bevel gears to a propeller. The shafts are mounted on bearings in a hard casing that is attached to a 2nd ground. I want to know if the 2nd ...
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Performance of RC car under different gear ratio, measured data vs hypothesis

Assuming the driveshaft of the rear wheeled drive RC car follows the linear DC motor theory for stall torque and no-load RPM, also voltage supplied is constant and no inductance as well. Note: the ...
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Intuitive understanding of the common normal at the point of contact of 2 gear teeth

Consider 2 oddly shaped surfaces and pick a point on each of the surfaces. At the point considered we can always draw a normal to the surface. Now if the two surfaces are in contact at this same point ...
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Functionally Matching Gears (teeth count) in Planetary Gearbox

I wonder, whether an equation $$R = 2P + S$$ should give a geometrically sound design, where $R$ is the tooth count for the ring; $P$, for the planets; and $S$, for the sun. I have tried to model a ...
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Mini freewheel / overrunning clutch for stepper motor

I am looking for a mini freewheel, one that I could mount on a standard NEMA 17 stepper motor (or similar stepper). I want to use it with a pulley, such that it starts the motion of a wheel, which can ...
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Gear pump has backflow and does not stop forced flow

I have a "Micropump GB-P25.JVS.A" gear pump. I pump in the range between 100 and 500 ml/min up to a column about 10 cm above the pump level. The column is filled from the top and has a bottom outlet. ...
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How to calculate bearing loads in a two stage helical gear box?

Here P, Q, R, S are the bearings and G1, G2, G3, G4 are four helical gears. The gear forces tangential(Kp), Axial(Ka), Radial(Kn) are known. All the distances are known. The forces acting on bearing ...
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What are positive drive gears? [closed]

Gears are called positive gears and belt drives are called negative drives. Explain in detail.
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Gearbox oil/grease leakage

Recently I encountered a problem of oil leakage from different driving systems SERVO gearboxes. The transmitted mechanical power ranges from 2 to 8 kW, while the motor speed (the gearbox input speed) ...
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Why all watches hands are stacked in that specific order ? Can it be changed?

It's just a matter of curiosity, but I find hard to justify why every single watch keep the hour hand below the minute one; from a user perspective, it seems a poorly design decision for those times ...
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4 Gears in a Circular Pattern - Calculating the Proper Distances for Meshing

I have recently been working on a gearbox for a robot. I have this pattern of 4 gears with each gear connected to its 2 neighbors. It looks like this: You will probably notice something though. ...
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Establish a controlled rotation on gears

I am a 3d designer trying to build a simple device for my project and I have a problem. As you can see in schema below, point G has weight on it and it needs to be a controlled, vertical rotation. I ...
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Rotating Multiple Solar Panels with One Motor

I am designing a system to have solar panels track the sun, but only with one axis of rotation that will tilt the panels from east to west. I want to connect the panels together so that one motor ...
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The name of this cross-sectional shape

What is the cross-sectional shape in blue called? The shape, used on the shafts, is used for torque transfer, gears or similar. The three arcs are same diameter as the ball bearing ID, so bearings ...
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How can I couple two small parallel shafts offset a short distance from each other?

I have two parallel shafts, 3 millimetres in diameter and offset by 8 millimetres, both anchored in surrounding housing by ball bearings. When one shaft is rotated (via gear), I want the other shaft ...
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Will this work for single output twin engine

I’m wondering if anybody can help me by critiquing my project idea of having a failsafe power train 4x4 for remote touring🙂. Instead of having one big engine, I’m toying with the idea of running two ...
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Is a 1:1 Worm Drive possible?

I am working on a project that requires a wing to be rotated and I need the rotation mechanism to be fail-safe -- if power fails, the wing will stay in place and not move around. My thought was to ...
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Does the module of 2 meshing spur gears have to be the exact same value ?

Does the module of 2 meshing spur gears have to be the exact same value ? What is the allowable difference? So basically my module is off by 0 01 and my coworker made a model and it works. So I'm ...
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Trouble with Base circle and meshing with spur gears

I am a novice who is trying to make some gears. I have followed the formula's but sadly something seems to go wrong and the gear's don't come out right. Below is some dimensions and pictures. Gear 1 ...
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Crafting a mirrored shifting drum for motorcycle gearbox

I would like to reverse the gearing of my Husaberg FS 650e motorcycle so that by pressing the shifting pedal the gearbox changes up instead of down to the first gear. There are many solutions on the ...
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Resist rotation with friction or teeth?

I prototyped this attractive wooden sit/stand laptop stand but ran into a problem keeping the legs tight enough to hold their position. There are 1/16" thick EPDM washers between the oak legs - the ...