The rotary distributor is a huge, funnel-like device that receives coal from the coal mine and distributes it into 3 large bunkers. It is driven by a motor reducer connected to a small gear with 21 teeth. It is coupled with a large gear that is rigidly connected to the reverse shaft. The large gear has 160 teeth. We should build mechanisam that will rotate (at ending shaft) same angular speed as an large (driven) gear. Parameters : Drive gear Parameters : Drive gear : z = 21 Driven gerar z = 160
It is necessary to install an encoder that will obtain the angular speed of the large gear, ie the rotating rod.
Due to the required angular velocity precision, I opted for a reducer with cylindrical gears,
This reducer does not transmit any load but only regulates the angular velocity of the large gear.
And that's why I called it speed transfer transmiter
It follows that the transmission ratio can be written as i :
We already have a sketch of two pairs of coupled gears, it is necessary expand fractions transmission ratio so that the number of teeth is greater than the minimum. We have till now :
and it is the number of teeth of the first pair of gears
for the second gear pair, the number of teeth follows
next step - I adopt the gear parameters
Gear 5 is input and connects to ... one of the pinion gears (it doesn't matter which one).
Gear 5 is input and it is i.e. its parameters are a copy of the drive gear (module and number of teeth).
The next logical step is the gear calculation. First, I adopted the module taking into account the dimensions, and then the gear calculation follows. A handy free gear calculator is here and I used it for the calculation. After the calculation of the gears follows the calculation of the shaft, bearings and construction of the shaft and bearing housing. I chose a splined connection on all gears
After the construction and preparation of technical documentation, the entire project was handed over to the company "Elmont", which made all the elements except the formwork and the base. Here are some drawings
assembly draw of the speed reducer
The base and formwork have a role (besides carrying and protecting the elements of the reducer), adjustment of fit and
The reducer is designed as floating, i.e. it hangs under the base. Board with encoder are located on the upper side
The pictures above show the plate is a stand that is used to adjust the teeth of the input gear with the gearview at the plant. The central screw is used to rotate the reducer, on the back side there will be an average circular one slot for fixing the rear part of the reducer to avoid vibrations of the same.