Excel-lent software was dedicated to selling custom gear software for any gear or gearbox application. The software is written in Visual Basic.NET by engineers familiar with the industry.

What Did the Software Let You Do?

Specialized gear grinding software lets you achieve a wide range of specialized tooth grinding, custom tips, tip chamfering, crowning, and root relief. It is not always easy to match new gears to existing gears, but specialized software makes it possible! It’s easy to select a wide range of commercially available materials to get the correct heat and mechanical properties to fit your application needs.

The software has screens that are easy to navigate through, easy to edit, analyze and produce reports on the best gearbox and gear design for your specific application.

What Is a Gearbox?

A Gearbox consists of multiple open gear sets enclosed in the housing. Shafts and support bearings hold in the lubricants in a range of load capacities and gear ratios to increase or reduce speed. With a speed reducer, you can increase the torque. Likewise, with more speed, you can decrease the torque. Factors to consider include speed ratio, gear rating, mounting position, shaft orientation, temperature range, lubrication, and design type.

More Gear Software Benefits

With specialized gear profile modifications, you can get a lower cost and greater speed in the grinding process. Hundreds of hours in time savings and engineering are easily achieved and with the demo, you can even easily use the software to calculate the number of teeth in the gear and pinion required to transmit the desired amount of power. 

The wide range of applications lets you tailor your gear profiles for heavy materials used in the wind turbine industry, machine tools, or any other process that requires specific power ratings. 

The manufacturing process can be tailored for machine automated manufacturing in use in any industry such as glass making (for example bongs). That might be required in the complex gearing process of pouring the glass.  Or in complex manufacturing (gears in a Boeing engine for example).

It’s easy to achieve proper load calculations and bending geometries. All is possible from the simple calculations that allow non-experts to make the proper design edits, even if you’re not familiar with AGMA standards (American Gear Manufacturers Association).

How Gear Boxes are Manufactured?

Several methods exist to make gears, among them are gear hobbing and gear milling. 

Gear hobbing uses a helical cutting tool (Hob) that rotates continuously to cut gear teeth into a blank (Ideal for large-scale production). Grinding gears removes surface materials through abrasion, by rubbing a surface against metal at high speed until enough material is removed to make the teeth.

Gear milling uses a cutter to move axially to produce gears that are at the proper length and depth. The process is slower but ideal for specific designs.

A polishing wheel is often used to make the gear bright and to take out imperfections.

Software Installation Instructions

The demo allowed you to run through the calculations needed to make a spur gear. The menu selections are very intuitive to a mechanical engineer and include the mesh ratio, materials, and safety factors that all appear with the Calculate button.

Also available are the yield, contact stresses for the gear and pinion, bending, and inspection data for the gears all for a low time price. To activate:

  1. Purchase an Activation Code
  2. Download the Software File ( Currently Unavailable)
  3. Follow the Installation Instructions
  4. Open the Program
  5. Install the activation code, or request an evaluation code, which will arrive by email.