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Author: b1ueshift
Time: 01/14/04 14:16 PST
This is a reply to message no. 13004 by dfischer
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Gearing formulas
I can tell you the answer to number 2, because it's the easiest.

Pitch Diameter equals 9.55"

Method:  Pitch of worm gear (ie distance between threads on worm) = 3/4"

For a single thread worm gear, for each rotation of the worm, the driven gear will move one thread pitch at the pitch diameter (ie pitch circle of the gear will move 3/4").

As the speed ratio of the gears is 40:1, this represents 1/40 of a full rotation of the gear so pitch circle circumference is 40 *3/4" = 30"

To get the pitch diameter from pitch circumference, divide by pi.
30/3.1416 = 9.55"
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