﻿ Dialog: Function-Block: Gearing

# Dialog: Function-Block: Gearing

## Gearing FB

### Summary of Gearing FB

The default motion-values at the output of the Gearing FB are equal to its input motion-values.

You can edit three parameters in the Gearing FB dialog-box to edit its output. The three parameters apply to a linear equation:

Output = (a × (input + b) + c)

The 'Gearing Ratio Parameter, a, can be entered as a rational number [a ratio of two numbers to give, e.g.: 355/113] or as an irrational number [e.g.: pi].

### Add and Edit Gearing FB

Toolbar:

Kinematics FB toolbar > Gearing FB [Right-side of Graphic-Area]

STEP 1: Add the Gearing FB to the graphic-area

 1 Single-Click the Kinematics FB Toolbar > Add Gearing FB
 2 Single-Click again in the graphic-area to 'place' the Graph FB in the graphic-area.

The Gearing FB is now in the graphic-area.

Edit:

STEP 2: Open the Gearing FB dialog-box:

 1 Double-click the Gearing FB in the graphic-area.

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### The Gearing FB dialog-box

Default output:

The default output from the Gearing FB is equal to its input.

Output Function:

It has three parameters, which specify a simple linear equation function.

 The equation of the Gearing FB is: Output = {×(Input +)}+

Gearing FB dialog-box

Ratio and Phase

Gearing Ratio

Multiply the result of (Input+ ) by this parameter Gearing-Ratio

[See Irrational and Ratio Ratio radio buttons below].

Add this parameter to the result of [ × (Input+ )]

Add this parameter directly to the input : (Input+)

Rational Gear

You can enter Gearing Ratio in two different ways.

Click ...

 ◉ Gearing as 'Real' radio-button ... to enter any number (Irrational and Rational) in the Gearing Ratio box

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 ◉ Gearing as 'Ratio' radio button ... to enter two integers [±] in the Input-Pulley and Output-Pulley boxes

The ratio of Input-Pulley / Output-Pulley shows in the Gearing Ratio as a 'Read-Only' parameter.

Notes: Gearing Ratio [ignoring the other two parameters]

-1 < Gearing Ratio < 1 ; the output is 'stepped down' [becomes less than the input]

Gearing Ratio < 0 ; the output is opposite to [negative of] the input.

Gearing Ratio = 1 ; the output is equal to the input

Gearing Ratio =-1 ; the output is equal, but the opposite to [negative of] the input

Top-Tips:

 • Use a Gearing Ratio = '-1' to reverse the direction of a Crank.
 • Connect a Gearing FB to the input of a Motion FB to change the number of times you complete a Motion in one Machine Cycle - 'Motion Frequency'
 • Connect the output of a Motion FB to the input of a Gearing FB to change the amplitude of the motion - Motion Amplitude/Range.