New Gear/Gearbox Optimization Software from Excel Gear
October 07, 2011
Excel-LentTM software from Excel Gear quickly determines optimum product parameters for various industries, helping save hundreds of engineering hours. An online demo is available, showing how easy it is to design a new gearbox. The most interesting section to design engineers will be “design.” With minimal input, the program will calculate the number of teeth in the pinion and gear, DP, or module, face width, etc., required to transmit the power within a few seconds. The calculated data can be exported to the “analysis” section for complete analysis with clicking the “transfer data “ tab onscreen. Calculated capacity will be very close to the required power, on the very first try.
The Excel-Lent software’s dimensioning program is the most versatile program available on the market. Nonstandard center distance or matching a new gear to an existing gear is as easy as clicking the indicated option. The material tables provided have all the commercially available materials listed, with heat treat and mechanical properties to allow the user to choose any gear material from the list to fit their need. In all three sections, sample input data are stored for the users to get started. Click on the samples opens the samples table. Clicking one of the samples fills the input screen with data. To run the sample click “calculate.”
The software was developed in response to the gear market’s need for optimization software. It has been written by engineers who also design and manufacture gears for their own use, according to company president N.K. “Chinn” Chinnusamy. “Although commercial software has long been available in the gear industry, it has been too expensive or too complicated to be used by engineers without specialized gear design knowledge,” he says. “Our software is specifically designed with a user-friendly interactive input screen providing defaults and options in accordance with the AGMA 2001 standard (American Gear Manufacturers Association).”
The users of Excel-Lent software can easily navigate through the input screens to edit, analyze and produce reports on the optimum gear and gearbox design for various industrial and other applications. For more information go to [www.excel-lentsoftware.com].