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Excel-lent Software

Excel-lent software from Excel, Gear Inc., longtime builder of gears and gearboxes, quickly determines optimum product parameters for various industries.

Excel-Lent gear/gearbox design and analysis software has been developed by Excel Gear, Inc. and written by engineers who also design and manufacture gears for their own use.

Users of Excel-Lent software can easily navigate through the input screens to edit, analyze, and produce reports on the optimum gear and gearbox design for various industrial and other applications.The software can be used for machine tools, heavy materials handling equipment, or even the wind turbine industry. 

Key calculations performed are the AGMA power rating and load calculations, including bending strength geometry factor (J) and pitting resistance geometry factors (I).  Output from the software is a single page of data printed in a format that is easy to read and interpret. 

Excel-Lent contains three sections:

  • Design: This section calculates the size of gears, and the user only needs to specify the input rotational speed, gear ratio, power to be transmitted, and the material and heat treatments selected from the material tables of all commonly used materials in the industry.
  • Analysis: Power rating of a gear set for 5,000, 10,000, 25,000, 50,000 and 100,000 hours of B1 life (reliability factor of 1) are calculated. Reliability factor of 1, 1.25, or 1.5 can be selected as required. The program will calculate the power rating of the gear set and show HP or KW capability along with torque, tangential force and static capacity.
  • Dimensions: The program will calculate the manufacturing dimensions for a new pinion and gear or calculate the dimension of a pinion or gear to mate an existing pinion or gear.  This can be done for external gears, internal gears or a gear rack.  

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