Large Ring Gears — A Topic of Concern

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 71, No. 799, 1978

Robert M. Vadas, Manager - Engineering, Mining Equipment, Dominion Engineering Works Limited, Montreal, Que.

Special considerations are described as they apply to the design of ring gears for high-power grinding mills. AGMA requirements, the importance of the supporting structure, material selection and related field experience are discussed, with special emphasis on available and developing manufacturing technologies.
Keywords: Gears, Ring gears, Grinding mills, Foundry technology, Milling, Material strength.