Determining Precessional Gearboxes Efficiency of Manual Pipeline Valve Drives

  • V. Syzrantsev
  • A. PazyakEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The drives based on gears are used in machines and mechanisms of a wide variety of engineering products. The article analyzes the characteristics of modern manual drives for pipeline valves manufactured on the basis of two-stage spiroid gearboxes. These drives have an extremely low efficiency and a high starting torque which often prevents pipelines from fail-safe opening or closing under harsh operating conditions. It is shown that the drives developed on the basis of bevel precessional gears can significantly increase the efficiency. The paper describes an original method for determining the efficiency of the bevel precessional gears with a small shaft angle. Gearboxes in its design contain two bevel precessional gears. Verification of calculation results is performed based on the available experimental data of tests of the precessional gearboxes of similar structures. The authors discovered that the bevel precessional gearboxes efficiency is 2.5 times higher than in double-stage spiroid gearboxes with the same gear ratios.


Precessional gearbox Bevel gear with a small shaft angle Efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial University of TyumenTyumenRussia

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