Design Guide for Vehicle Spur and Helical Gears Updated by AGMA

On December 7, 2015, the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) published a revision to ANSI/AGMA 6002-C15. The association also published ANSI/AGMA 6102-C15, which is the metric equivalent for the same guide.

So, what does this mean for Gear Motions and our customers? Helical Gear - Gear Motions

Honestly, not much changes. Our engineers will adhere to the new standards when designing and producing spur and helical gears; these slight tweaks will certainly not compromise the quality of our products.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) reviews standards and guides periodically to ensure the safest and most efficient processes are in place. ANSI also looks to set standards within the manufacturing industry to ensure fair competition.

With help from the AGMA Vehicle Gearing Committee, the new standard guide covers different strategies to develop vehicle gear applications. It also aids engineers in choosing design considerations preeminent to the parallel axis gear sets required in vehicle drive lines.

The following all affect an engineer’s decision-making process when it comes to developing new vehicle spurs and helical gears.

  • Tooth & Blank Proportions
  • Metallurgy
  • Lubrication
  • Profile & Lead Modification Requirements
  • Gear Tooth Tolerances

Click here for AGMA’s official press release on the revision.

Visit ANSI’s site to purchase the new guide.

Dating back to the 1960s, Gear Motions is always on the lookout for new standards and guidelines to improve our products. This tactic has allowed us to keep customers satisfied, which is something that will never change.