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Stock Gear Catalog - Online Version > Design Considerations: Bearing Pattern

Bearing PatternDesirable Bearing Pattern
Using a suitable marking compound, check the bearing pattern. If the markings on the gear set have been followed, the pattern will conform to accepted standards.

Gears are cut with a contact pattern about half the length of the tooth, the location slightly favoring the toe end of the tooth. Under load the pattern will shift somewhat toward the heel of the tooth, and will thus become more central. Under no circumstances must the pattern be concentrated on the ends of the teeth.

Bearing Pattern Conditions

Note: Pinion member is left hand in all illustrations.
All Illustrations: Courtesy of The Gleason Works. 

This information is on page 18 of our Stock Gear Catalog.
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