All-metric mechanical-drive components include gears, belt and chain drives, shafts, shaft accessories, bearings, couplings, and proximity switches. All components adhere to the following parameters: module 5 gears or finer, 20-mm shafts or smaller, and 15W devices or less. Handbook of Metric Drive Components, Catalog 777 covers design theory, calculations, and tables for designing spur, internal, helical, screw, and bevel and worm gears.
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