This outstanding reference provides the complete range of practical and theoretical information - with over 250 detailed illustartions, fugures and table- needed to design, manufacture and operate reliable, efficient gear drive systems, emphasizing parallel shaft and planetary units with spur and helical gearing.

Preface, Types of Gear Drives: Arrangements, Tooth Forms, Gear Tooth Design, Gearbox Rating, Bearings and Seals, Lubrication Systems, Materials and Heat Treatments, Manufacturing Methods, Gearbox Economics, Planetary Gear Trains, Gearbox Installation: Mounting, Alignment, Couplings; Gear Unit Operation: Testing, Startup, Condition Monitoring References; Maintenance and Failure Analysis: Scheduled Maintenance Actions.