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How do you calculate gear reduction?
Last Updated: 3rd March, 2020
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Also asked, what is a gear reduction?
A reduction gear is an arrangement by whichaninput speed can be lowered for a requirement of sloweroutputspeed, with same or more output torque.
Secondly, how do you calculate the torque of a transmission? Divide the diameter of the output gear bythediameter of the input gear. Multiply the torque of themotorby the gear ratio to get the output torque. Forexample, amotor that puts out 10 lb.-feet of torque usedwith a gearreducer with a 10:1 gear ratio will give you 100lb.-feet oftorque at the output gear.
Similarly, you may ask, how do you calculate gears?
Divide the number of teeth on each "driven"gearby the number of teeth on the "drive" gear foreachinterlocking set of gears to calculatetheintermediate gear ratios. In our example, theintermediategear ratios are 20/7 = 2.9 and 30/20 =1.5.
How does a gear reducer work?
The outputgearof a speed reducer has more teeth than theinputgear. So, while the output gear might rotatemoreslowly, reducing the speed of the input, the torqueisincreased. So, to sum up, they take an input power sourceandincrease the torque while decreasing thespeed.