A Different Way to Look at Profile and Helix Inspection Results


The traditional inspection of involute gear profile and helix deviations results in plots of deviations from a perfect involute and from a perfect helix. While this is appropriate for gears with an unmodified profile or helix, it is not ideal for gears that have intentional modifications. This paper explores the advantages of looking directly at deviations from the design shape. This type of analysis is implied but not explicitly stated nor is it pictured in the new edition of ISO 1328-1. Also presented is a modification to zone based tolerance evaluation as presented in ISO 1328-1:2013, with limits on the total deviation from design given graphically.
ISBN: 978-1-61481-097-1 Pages: 7
Author: J.M. Rinaldo
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