Whitepapers, Articles and Power Transmission Tips from our Engineers
Industry-specific power transmission needs can be efficiently served by a streamlined product development process. The ‘Food and Beverage’ industry has a variety of gearbox applications that are regulated by governmental industry standards, such as USDA and FDA. The scope of this paper is to construct a gearbox in compliance with these standards, which may be substantially different from typical industrial requirements.
This paper will provide recommendations and ideas for obtaining a highly efficient gearbox while still taking into consideration application constraints.
In industry, digital prototyping has become a valuable tool for the design and subsequent analysis of components for a proposed design. It is not common to find dynamic examples of the operation of a cycloidal type speed reducer where the kinematics of the reduction mechanism is completely different from that of the traditional involute gearing. The paper explores a method of dynamically simulating a cycloidal type speed reducer where the generated internal loads are used to assess the stresses acting on one of the major reduction components contained within the cycloid disc.
Gearbox Lubrication and Efficiency
Can lubricants improve gearbox efficiencies? This paper will explore how oil selection can affect gearbox efficiency.
This paper provides basic lubrication information for industrial gearbox oils and examples of specific recommendations for Sumitomo Drive Technologies' products. Basic properties, terms from specification sheets and maintenance information are also included.
Torque Arm Design Considerations for Shaft-Mounted Reducers
This paper provides some design guidelines for torque arm applications in shaft-mounted speed reducers.
Role of Gearmotors in Automotive Manufacturing
This paper will review ways in maintaining and managing automotive equipment for trouble-free operation.
Aerator Input Requirements
Considerations for Aerator Applications in the Wastewater Treatment Industry.
Sumitomo Drive Technologies' 2007 Maintenance Guild Technical Article on "Roll Drive Design Considerations for Steel Mill Rolling Operations".
AGMA Technical Paper - Cyclo Vibration Analysis
Methodology for Identifying Defective Cycloidal Reduction Components Using Vibration Analysis and Techniques
Designing for Static and Dynamic Loading of Gear Reducer Housing with FEA
Sumitomo Drive Technologies is working on a design of the alignment-free system by using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to help guide the design process.
FMEA to Wastewater Aerator Drives
The goal of this analysis is to provide a technical understanding of the cause(s) of failure, its consequences, and a means to correct any problems with the gearbox - real or perceived in WWT Aerator Drives.
Reducer Shaft Mounting Systems
Learn about the different methods of shaft-mounting a reducer that includes keyed, splined, taper grip bushing, shrink disc and rigid coupling.
Sumitomo Centrifuge Drives
Sumitomo's Cyclo Centrifuge Drives are used to separate liquids from solids through either a decanter or screen centrifuge
How Does Your Gearbox Sound?
Sound can be a very subjective thing. What may sound “unusual” to one individual may very well sound “normal” to another. As a method of diagnosing a potential problem with a gearbox or gearmotor, the sound coming from it should not solely be relied on to determine whether a problem exists.
Gearbox for Mixer Applications
Selecting the right gearbox for your mixer application is important - especially when it is also the key support between the impeller shaft and the motor.
Gearbox Service Factors for Overhead Cranes
One of the most critical aspects to consider when sizing and selecting a gearbox is the required service factor. Learn how to determine the proper service factor for overhead crane applications.
Dynamic Analysis of a Cycloidal Gearbox Using Finite Element Method
This paper discusses the stress distribution, modeled in a dynamic simulation environment, on the rotating parts of Cycloidal reducer. A three-dimensional finite element model is developed using Algor FEA commercial code to simulate the combined effect of external loading and dynamic as well as inertial forces on one--cycloid disc system.