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Optimum Tooth-Surface Modification for Axis-Displaced Worm-Gear Drive With Cylindrical ZA Worm

[+] Author Affiliations
Takashi Matsuda, Motohiro Sato

Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan

Satoshi Matsui

Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport, Japan

Paper No. DETC2007-34086, pp. 119-126; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/DETC2007-34086
From:
  • ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 7: 10th International Power Transmission and Gearing Conference
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 4–7, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4808-6 | eISBN: 0-7918-3806-4
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME

abstract

Gear drives, which have larger misalignment than the maximum tolerance of misalignment for gear drives with parallel axes in the Standard of Japanese Gear Manufacture’s Association (JGMA Standard 114-02), are designated as axis-displaced gear drives in this study. So, axis-displacement is used in place of the misalignment. In this study, design system of optimum tooth-surface modification is developed for axis-displaced worm-gear drives with cylindrical ZA worm, which is sensitive to gear misalignments, to reduce the sensitivity to misalignment and to provide the high productivity and reliability. The system is composed by; (1) Axis-displaced wheel tooth-surface is defined as the envelope of worm tooth-surface family in their regular motion transmission (zero transmission error) under an axis-displacement. (2) Basic wheel tooth-surface is built by combining the axis-displaced tooth-surfaces under various axis-displacements. (3) Rack, whose pitch plane rolls on pitch cylinder of wheel, is introduced and then basic rack tooth-surface is obtained as the envelope of the basic wheel tooth-surface family in their regular relative motion. (4) It is illustrated how to get optimum rack tooth-surface from the basic rack tooth-surface. (5) Optimum wheel tooth-surface is generated as the envelope of the optimum rack tooth-surface family in their regular relative motion. (6) The performances of the axis-displaced worm-gear drive having the optimum wheel tooth-surface are analyzed by TCA (Tooth Contact Analysis) program which is developed for analysis of meshing and tooth bearing contact. The above-mentioned system is illustrated with its application for testing worm-gear drive. As a result, it is presented that the system can provide the testing worm-gear drive favorable tooth bearing contact and motion transmission, even in the maximum tolerance of misalignment in JGMA Standard 114-02.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME
Topics: Worm gears

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