Geometric Design of Cycloidal Drives with Ceramic Ball Meshing Elements
Geometric design procedures for the cycloidal drive with ceramic ball meshing elements were introduced. Using the theory of conjugate surfaces, the equations of meshing of the cycloid drive and the cycloid raceway profiles were derived. Design examples were presented to demonstrate the design procedure and feasibility. The ceramic balls were used as the meshing elements. Prototype of this research was made and tested with satisfying results. The results of this work are suitable for computeraided design and manufacture of industrial applications.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
J. J. Zhou et al., "Geometric Design of Cycloidal Drives with Ceramic Ball Meshing Elements", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 2484-2486, 2007