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Gear calculation software now features Ovako clean steels

Published 2019-03-20

GWJ Technology is the world´s first supplier of professional calculation software to offer Ovako clean steels in its commercial gear calculation modules.

GWJ Technology, which has its roots in GWJ Engineering, is a leading software developer and supplier of professional calculation software for machine elements worldwide. Its product portfolio is wide - from standard software for classical machine elements to complete multi-shaft systems up to special gear software for the determination of the real 3D tooth form geometries for 5-axis milling.

Ovako steel grades 159X and 159Q are now available in all GWJ Technology’s eAssistant cylindrical gear modules. The 159-Steel grade variants are based on the case hardening steel 18CrNiMo7-6. 159X is a BQ-Steel (bearing quality clean steel), and 159Q is an isotropic quality ultra clean steel (IQ-Steel). Both steels have modified Wohler curves to fit in the standard calculation software. 159Q offers a 30 percent higher fatigue strength for the gear tooth flank and 60 percent for the gear tooth root for infinite life - as compared to conventional 18CrNiMo7-6. The static strength of the steels is identical to 18CrNiMo7-6. The integration of these specialty steels took place in close cooperation between Ovako and GWJ Technology. The data used in eAssistant are based on Ovako´s in-house investigations and external verification projects at WZL of RWTH Aachen University and at the Gear Research Centre (FZG) of the Technical University of Munich.

With this addition to the software it is now possible for designers to calculate the effect of enhanced fatigue properties of clean case hardening steel grades in gear applications or more information please contact:

Please visit https://www.eassistant.eu or contact powertrain@ovako.com