ADT provides a wide range of services specializing in gear optimization, tailoring individualized solutions for each unique case:

Gear Calculation Services: At ADT, we support our clients throughout the gear development process. Our services encompass conceptual design, simulation execution, and identification of suitable suppliers for prototypes. We take a personalized approach, consulting with you to understand specific requirements and applications, ensuring tailored solutions that meet your needs.

Optimization Solutions: Gear optimisation is advisable in two cases.

  1. The existing gears show uneven wear, high noise levels or premature gear failure.
  2. A concept design needs to be optimised in terms of efficiency, NVH behaviour, mass or strength.

ADT offers expertise in gear optimization to address these challenges. Our process involves recalculating the macro geometry of gear toothing and constructing a comprehensive system model. This forms the basis for a thorough contact analysis of tooth flanks, leading to recommendations for adjustments in both macro and micro geometry.

Training and Workshops: Based on the principle of “spreading knowledge by sharing”, we offer courses for the „KISSsoft“ software. These courses cover basic program usage as well as specialized training sessions for optimizing various parameters.

Through workshops, we seamlessly integrate training in our engineering services. Collaboratively the customers challenges are addressed. We guide our customers through their specific requirements and needs using the „KISSsoft“ software, ensuring not only the current issues are solved but also empowering our customers with the knowledge to approach future projects confidently.

Success story: Giant Magellan Telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be a next generation ground-based extremely large telescope based in Chile. It will consist of seven 8,4m diameter primary segments. The telescope is expected to have a resolving power 10 times of the Hubble Space Telescope.

ADT was commissioned to the following tasks:

  • The existing design was modelled and validated.
  • The strength of the gearing was recalculated according to the currently valid standard ISO 6336:2019. This represents the load distribution on several teeth better than the previous standard.
  • The force and torque deviations of the gear mesh were calculated to serve as a starting point for NVH- analyses.
  • The gear geometry was optimized to minimize the force and torque deviations.

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