Detecting Surface Cracking in Gears to Extend Their Useful Lives

Gears have been around for a long time. They are used to multiply force and change the rotation axis, and they are found everywhere — from heavy machinery to precision instruments. For safety and life-cycle considerations, mission-critical gears must be inspected regularly for surface-breaking cracks. The Challenge Over time, gear teeth are prone to surface cracking because … Continue reading Detecting Surface Cracking in Gears to Extend Their Useful Lives