Intech Corporation, a precision gear manufacturer and pioneer in plastics engineering located in Closter NJ, has recently upgraded its engineering and gear calculations to incorporate decades of real-world data. Plastics are widely used in a variety of applications due to their low cost and versatility. However, one of the most difficult aspects of working with plastics is the lack of accurate performance data. This is especially true for plastic gears, where there is often no way to accurately calculate lifespan or make proper tooth modifications. Each grade of plastic is different and when you start to look at additives there just isn’t enough data available for each material type or from every batch to know the actual performance characteristics.
CLOSTER, N.J., July 31, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — It is well known that plastics are highly versatile materials, capable of being molded into various shapes and sizes. This versatility is due in large part to the wide range of properties that can be imparted to plastics through their chemical composition and manufacturing processes. As a result, plastics are used in an enormous variety of applications, from everyday household items to critical components in the aerospace and automotive industries.
Despite their widespread use, designing with plastics can still be something of a guessing game for engineers. This is because the behavior of plastics can be difficult to predict, due to the many factors that can influence their performance. These factors include the type of plastic, the additives that are used to modify its properties, the manufacturing process, and the environment in which the plastic will be used. As a result, engineers often have to rely on experience and intuition when designing with plastics.
Performance data from real-world conditions can be a valuable tool for reducing engineering guesswork. This data can provide insights into how plastics behave under a variety of conditions and can be used to develop models that more accurately predict their behavior. Ultimately, this data can help engineers design better products made with plastics.
There are a number of ways to collect performance data from real-world conditions. One approach is to conduct field tests, in which products made with plastics are put to use in their intended environment. Another approach is to analyze data from existing products that have been in use for some time. This data can be sourced from a variety of sources, including published scientific literature, industrial reports, and supplier data.
Once performance data has been collected, it can be used to develop models that predict the behavior of plastics under various conditions. These models can be used to optimize the design of new products or to improve the performance of existing products. Ultimately, this data can help engineers reduce plastic engineering guesswork and improve the quality of plastic components.
One of the most difficult aspects of designing with plastics is the lack of accurate performance data. This is especially true for plastic gears, where there is often no way to accurately calculate lifespan or make proper tooth modifications. The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the performance data from real-world conditions that can be used to reduce plastic engineering guesswork. This data can help engineers more accurately predict the behavior of plastics in a variety of applications, and ultimately improve the design and manufacture of products made with plastics. The information contained herein is based on data collected from a variety of sources, including published scientific literature, industrial reports, and supplier data.
While there are many factors that can affect the performance of plastic gears, such as material selection, environment, and loading conditions, the most important factor is the design of the gear teeth. The tooth profile, lead angle, and pressure angle are all critical design parameters that must be carefully considered in order to ensure the proper function and longevity of the gear.
In addition to proper tooth design, another important factor to consider when designing plastic gears is the effects of environment and loading conditions. Exposure to excessive heat or humidity can cause plastics to deform or degrade, while extreme cold can make them brittle and prone to breakage. Similarly, improper loading can lead to premature failure of plastic gears.
The goal of Intech’s calculations is to provide engineers with the data needed to design plastic gears that are more reliable and have a longer lifespan. By understanding the performance of plastics in real-world conditions, engineers can make more informed decisions about material selection, tooth design, and exposure to environmental and loading conditions. Ultimately, this will lead to improved products made with plastic gears.
Intech Corporation, based in northern New Jersey, was founded in 1983 and specializes in designing and manufacturing precision machined, self-lubricating plastic gears, rollers, and cam followers made of non-hygroscopic Intech Power-Core™ material. INTECH has been televised on Bloomberg, nominated as New Jersey Manufacture of the year, and won awards for its long lasting Can Making Necker Cam Follower and Its Best In Class Automotive Power Steering Gearing.
Intech helps customers reduce costs by running maintenance-free motion components and transmitting power at higher speeds, with less downtime, no lubrication and requiring less energy. Low inertia, reduced friction, noise, vibration, contamination and generally smoother running machines all contribute to lowering the impact of manufacturing on the environment. We like to think of our products as “Clean, Green and Lean”.
We service both the OEM and maintenance markets and offer advanced motion control solutions in segments including packaging, printing, paper converting, medical devices, solar equipment, semi-conductors, clean room equipment, transportation, military and many others where lubrication and metal particle contamination will compromise the product or process and where low inertia, long wear life and resistance to corrosion are essential for efficient equipment function. We are proud to work with the leading companies in their respective industries.
Alexander Bartosch, INTECH Corporation, +12017678066, [email protected]
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