Transmission Error in Helical Synchronous Belt Drives in Bidirectional Operation Under No Transmitted Load(Influence of Pulley Flanges)
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英語題目 Transmission Error in Helical Synchronous Belt Drives in Bidirectional Operation Under No Transmitted Load(Influence of Pulley Flanges)
著者名 Masanori Kagotani, Kenichi Makita, Hiroyuki Ueda, Tomio Koyama
掲載情報 Journal of Mechanical Design Vol.126 NO.5, pp881-888, 2004
要旨

Helical synchronous belt drives are more effective than conventional synchronous belt drives with respect to reducing noise and transmission error per single pitch of the pulley. However, the helix angle of the tooth trace causes axial belt movement. Therefore, flanged pulleys are used in a helical synchronous belt drive, in order to prevent the belt from running off the pulley. In the present study, the transmission error in a helical synchronous belt drive using flanged pulleys under no transmission load was investigated both theoretically and experimentally for the case where the pulley was rotated in bidirectional operation. The computed transmission error agrees well with the experimental results, thereby confirming the applicability of the proposed theoretical analysis for transmission error. In this case, transmission error is found to be generated by the difference in axial belt movement between the driving and driving sides, and by a change in the state of contact between the belt and pulley teeth flanks. The transmission error is reduced when the installation tension is set higher than the tension that causes a change in contact direction between the tooth flanks. In addition, transmission error does not occur when the driving and driven pulleys are of equal outside diameter and have no alignment error between the driving the driven pulley in the axial direction.

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