ring gear


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ring gear

[′riŋ ‚gir]
(mechanical engineering)
The ring-shaped gear in an automobile differential that is driven by the propeller shaft pinion and transmits power through the differential to the line axle.
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Well, it did run around, but as I did not get the ring gear centered just right on the shaft, it made various grinding noises when it ran.
The speed difference between the synchronous output shaft and the input shaft is eliminated by the friction torque between synchronous ring's inner cone and target ring gear's friction cone to achieve a smooth and fast shift.
Gear meshing) depends on the hardware; i.e., the ring gear and pinion gear.
The many years diagnostics practice indicated that some cycloidal speed reducer elements (cycloidal discs, ring gear pins/rollers, the crankshafts with main two bearings) are sufficiently reliable in comparison with the technical condition of crankshafts eccentric bearings.
For example, the driving gear of the gear pair 5-2 in Figure 1(a) is fixedly connected with the carrier of the planetary gear set on the far left through shaft, and the driven gear of the gear pair 6-10 in Figure 1(b) is fixedly connected with the ring gear of the planetary gear set on the left side of the counter-shaft; the details are shown in the dotted box in Figure 1.
Flanges on laser-welded differential cases can be smaller, and the higher-quality welds and reduced heat stresses can contribute to lower ring gear deformation, meaning quieter operation.
It has four basic components: ring gear, sun gear, planet gears, and a carrier that, connects the planet gears.
Instead, it uses a series of independently moving but interlinked teeth supported by a needle roller bearing to transmit power from the shaft to the outer ring gear.
Wittenstein AG received the Hermes Award for its product "Galaxie"--a high-performance gearhead with independently movable gear teeth arranged in such a way that all surfaces of each tooth are able to engage with the teeth of the fixed outer ring gear. As a result, the Galaxie's force-transmitting surface contact is more than six times greater than that of conventional gearheads.
Other features include a durable rotator with sealed ring gear to eliminate contaminants and debris, unitized construction for structural integrity, lube-free pivot bushings and an integral ad protector to prevent wear.
This endorsement qualifies these products for use as ring gear and pinion lubricants in the mining equipment manufactured by Outotec, a global leader in minerals and metals processing technologies.