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A Bunch of Gear Parameters, First Understand M And Z?

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Why is d=m * z?!

A bunch of gear parameters, first understand m and z?

How to determine exactly, everything is related.

The dividing circle is determined for defining gears.

Okay, let's delve deeper into the two key parameters of gear modulus (m) and number of teeth (Z).

Module (m):

Module is a very important parameter in gear design, which determines the size and tooth shape of the gear. The modulus m is the ratio of the gear's indexing circle diameter d to the number of teeth Z, i.e. m=d/Z. The magnitude of the modulus is closely related to the load-bearing capacity, transmission ratio, center distance, etc. of the gear.

When selecting the module, it is necessary to determine it based on the usage conditions and requirements of the gear. A larger modulus means that the teeth of the gear are wider and thicker, with stronger load-bearing capacity, but the clearance between the teeth will also increase accordingly, affecting the accuracy and efficiency of the transmission.

Number of teeth (Z):

The number of teeth refers to the total number of teeth on a gear. The number of teeth directly affects the transmission ratio and accuracy of gears.

When designing gears, the selection of the number of teeth needs to consider factors such as transmission ratio requirements, gear size limitations, gear strength, and lifespan. Generally speaking, increasing the number of teeth can improve the smoothness and accuracy of transmission, but it also increases the manufacturing cost and complexity of gears.

After understanding these two parameters, you can conduct comprehensive analysis and design based on the specific usage conditions and requirements of the gear, combined with other gear parameters (such as pressure angle, tooth width, tooth thickness, etc.).

How to select the number of teeth of a gear through modulus?

When selecting the number of teeth for a gear, the modulus (m) is an important reference factor. Here are some guidelines on how to select the number of gear teeth through modulus:

Understanding the relationship between modulus and number of teeth:

The modulus (m) is a basic parameter of a gear, which is equal to the diameter of the gear's indexing circle (d) divided by the number of teeth (Z), i.e. m=d/Z.

From this, it can be seen that when the modulus m is determined, the number of teeth Z is directly proportional to the diameter d of the indexing circle. Therefore, selecting the number of teeth Z will directly affect the size of the gear.

Consider the use and limitations of gears:

Transmission of torque and speed: The choice of modulus is usually based on the required transmission of torque and speed. A larger modulus means stronger load-bearing capacity and lower rotational speed, while a smaller modulus is suitable for situations that require higher rotational speed.

Space limitation: The diameter of a gear (determined by both the modulus and the number of teeth) may be limited by the internal space of the equipment or machine. When designing, it is necessary to ensure that the selected number of teeth does not cause the gear to be too large and unable to be installed.

Determine the appropriate range of teeth:

Avoid undercutting: For spur gears, the minimum number of teeth is usually 17 (which may be smaller in some cases but increases the risk of undercutting). Root cutting can weaken the strength of gears and should be avoided as much as possible.

Transmission ratio requirements: Based on the requirements of the transmission ratio, the tooth ratio of two meshing gears can be determined. For example, if the transmission ratio is 1/2, the tooth ratio of the two gears should be 2:1.

Select specific number of teeth:

After determining the range of modulus and number of teeth, the most suitable number of teeth can be selected based on specific design requirements (such as center distance, transmission accuracy, etc.).

Professional gear design software or tools can be used for calculation and simulation to ensure that the selected number of teeth meets all design requirements and performance standards.


The selection of tooth number is not only influenced by the modulus, but also by various factors such as gear type, material, manufacturing process, etc. Therefore, when selecting the number of teeth, it is necessary to comprehensively consider various factors and conduct sufficient calculations and verifications.

In short, selecting the number of teeth of a gear through modulus is a process that requires comprehensive consideration of multiple factors. During design, it is necessary to determine the appropriate range of module and tooth number based on specific usage conditions and requirements, and conduct sufficient calculations and verification.

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