Engineering Software

Gearmotor and Speed Reducer Software from CicloSoft

Gearmotor and Speed Reducer Software

Our speed reducer software performs selection of any type of industrial gearbox or gearmotor, according to the technical requirements of the application.

The software analyses characteristics of the driver and the driven machine by considering their operating conditions, such as their speeds, transmission power, output torque, type of load, hours of operating, frequency of starting, reversibility, ambient temperature, and overhung load on the output shaft.

Gearmotor and Speed Reducer Types

Manufactured by many companies around the world, gearmotors and speed reducers are available in a wide variety of sizes, capacities, materials, configurations, and mounting positions to suit any industrial application.

These mechanical transmission devices can be basically distinguished by shape of their gear sets, as well as the relative position of their shafts.

Types of Gears

  • Spur Gears
  • Helical Gears
  • Bevel Gears - Straight Teeth
  • Bevel Gears - Spiral Teeth
  • Hypoid Gears
  • Worm Gears
  • Planetary Gears

Input Shaft x Output Shaft

  • Parallel Shafts
  • Coaxial Shafts
  • Orthogonal Shafts
  • Non-Intersecting Shafts

Sizing of the Gearmotor or Speed Reducer

For the selection of the appropriate gearmotor or speed reducer, the programming logic guides the software user step by step.

A design wizard helps the user through the data input process and provides explanations about the meaning of each design requirement and available configuration options.

Calculations and Analysis

Speed Reducer CAD

In a highly organized, flexible and friendly environment, the user establishes the design requirements and the software performs all calculations and analysis necessary for sizing of the gearbox:

  1. The user supplies characteristics of the driver and the driven machine, and determines the design parameters.

    Driver

    • Driver Type
    • Driver Features
    • Type of Load
    • Available Power
    • Speed
    • Starting Torque
    • Braking

    Driven Machine

    • Application
    • Driven Machine Type
    • Type of Load
    • Required Power
    • Speed
    • Required Torque
    • Inertia Loads
    • Overhung Load - Output Shaft
    • Axial Load - Output Shaft
  2. The user informs the operating conditions.

    Operating

    • Operating Days/Week
    • Operating Hours/Day
    • Number of Starts/Hour
    • Start Up Characteristics
    • Reversibility

    Environment

    • Ambient Temperature
    • Air Circulation
    • Installation Altitude / Elevation
  3. The software calculates the Service Factor.
  4. The software simulates the use of each type and size of gearbox.
  5. The software analyzes the performance and suggests the most suitable gearboxes.
  6. The software generates a selection list with sorting and filtering capabilities.
  7. The software plots performance curves of the selected gearbox, such as the following:
    • Speed × Output Torque
    • Speed × Output Power
    • Speed × Efficiency
    • Speed × Overhung Load
    • Speed × Noise - Sound Pressure Level

Comprehensive Graphs

Frequency Inverter and Electric Motor

In transmission systems with variable demand, the use of adjustable speed drives is now common.

Under such circumstances, it is essential that the designer has a broad view of the behavior of the gearmotor to be selected.

Our software has the most advanced engineering charts with high resolution details, which show characteristic curves throughout the operating speed range.

Examples of Charts from Ciclo's Software

Linear Scale Graph

Linear Scale

Logarithmic Scale Graph

Logarithmic Scale

Percentage Opening Graph

Percentage Opening

Electric Motor Database

Gearmotor manufacturers must ensure that the motor and gearbox combination will work properly together in a particular application.

For choosing an electric motor that is compatible with the selected speed reducer, the software has an extensive database containing data of industrial electric motors from around the world.

IEC

  • 11 Types of Degree of Protection
  • 2880 Electric Motors

NEMA

  • 11 Types of Enclosure
  • 3240 Electric Motors

Gearmotor's Configuration and Orientation

Gearmotor's Mounting Position

In addition to the design requirements, the software allows the user to set up construction features and choose components for each gearmotor, such as:

  • Electric Motor's Degree of Protection NEMA - IEC
  • Electric Motor's Efficiency Class NEMA - IEC
  • Electric Motor's Insulation Class NEMA - IEC
  • Terminal Box's Position NEMA - IEC
  • Gearbox's Mounting Position Manufacturer
  • Output Shaft's Position Manufacturer
  • Direction of Rotation Manufacturer
  • Optional Accessories Manufacturer
  • Special Materials Manufacturer

Reports

Gearmotor and Speed Reducer Reports

Once the gearmotor or speed reducer has been selected, the software automatically generates all the engineering reports, datasheets, charts and CAD drawings in several standard paper sizes.

The display and printing of reports use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface:

  • Report of Design Data
  • Assembly Drawing of Gearbox or Gearmotor
  • Detail Drawing of Shafts and Hubs
  • Charts of Performance Curves

All of these documents can be easily customized, printed, emailed or exported to formats like:

  • PDF - DOC - XLS - JPG - GIF - TIF - PNG - FAX - etc.

Software Settings

Software Settings

As a result of customer demand for more flexible and comprehensive solutions, the software has a host of configuration options that allow the user to customize it to suit his personal wishes and preferences.

Some Configuration Screenshots

1) Hover over thumbnail to view enlarged image. 2) Click on thumbnail to hold enlarged image in place. 3) Click outside thumbnail to hide enlarged image.

GUI - Graphical User Interface

Software Tools

Built with multilingual user interface and an advanced unit converter, our software is fully capable to meet the needs and requirements of any manufacturer in the world, regardless of the volume of its production or the variety of its product range.

Software Tools

  • Multilanguage Support
  • Units of Measurement and Significant Digits
  • History Input Data
  • Custom Reports
  • Print Preview
  • Design Wizard
  • CAD Export

More Information

If you would like to request more information about our gearmotor software or speed reducer software, please contact us. We are able to develop a customized and exclusive version for your company.

Please note that this software is intended exclusively for gearmotor manufacturers or speed reducer manufacturers, so there is not a version dedicated to individual persons, self-employed or corporate professionals.

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