With more than 100 years of expertise in power transmission
equipment and gearing manufacturing, Philadelphia Gear's world-class
design engineering group has earned a reputation for providing unique,
innovative solutions to the most difficult power transmission problems.
Each Philadelphia Gear regional
service and manufacturing facility across the U.S. has on-site
design engineering personnel, with direct access (via the internet)
to Philadelphia Gear's Engineering and Technical Center and its
vast library of drawings, engineering standards, manufacturing process
standards and other intellectual property.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) capabilities streamline
our design process, and advanced analytical tools allow Philadelphia
Gear's engineering staff to thoroughly evaluate each component before
manufacturing. Finite element analysis is one of the analytical
tools that enable us to predict what will happen to gears subjected
to extreme speeds and high loads. Using these tools, we can then
modify tooth profiles, adjust helix angles, and optimize the total
gear design. Sophisticated rotor dynamics and fluid film bearing
analyses allow our engineers to design smooth running, long lasting,
state-of-the-art power transmission equipment. Shafts, housing,
bearings and other elements are also computer analyzed for compatibility
with the geared rotating elements.
Philadelphia Gear utilizes highly customized
AutoCAD software to suit the sophisticated engineering environment
and to take full advantage of its parametric design capabilities.
AutoCAD also provides us with