KISSsoft AG News
Thursday, 11. December 2014
As part of our effort to ensure quality control, we have recalculated all the examples with KISSsoft (module ZA32) and came to matching results. This recalculation in document form is also available for you.
We say goodbye to you from the 24th December due to our winter holidays and are back again for you from 5th of January 2015 newly refreshed! At this point, we would like to thank our customers, partners and friends for a successful 2014 and the confidence you have shown in us.
To a splendid further collaboration and for all of you Happy Holidays!
Friday, 28. November 2014
With the "Efficiency Template", available for KISSsys, the efficiency calculation and thermal analysis in accordance with ISO/TR 14179 are carried out for all types of transmissions and drive trains. In addition, the template now includes a large number of new functionalities, which meet the requirements of the industry.
With the integrated programming language in KISSsys, own modifications of the calculation code can be made. Improvements of the gear design and the required cooler power are therefore much more purposefully and easily definable by the user.
If you are interested in a trial version or in a detailed manual, just contact us – or visit our booth K09 at the CTI Automotive Transmission Symposium in Berlin from the 8th until 11th of December 2014.
Tuesday, 04. November 2014
Furthermore, CADFEM developed together with KISSsoft in ANSYS the tool "WB/Bolt Assessment under VDI2230" for automated evaluation of bolts, so complex component part geometries can be calculated efficiently. The benefit of this tool is the fast and reliable assessment of large housing structures with many bolts. Consequently, the user is freed from tedious, repetitive tasks and can concentrate on the development of optimal and reliable gear boxes.
Thursday, 23. October 2014
The usual flank modifications, such as helix angle modification or negative crowning, are still available to help optimize tooth contact in a 3D model.
Finally, tooth contact can be verified using the graphical contact analysis method, and the models can be exported for various purposes, such as FE analysis, 5-axis milling, or output to a measurement grid.
Tuesday, 23. September 2014
Unlike when you are working in some other calculation or software programs, you can change the user interface language in the KISSsoft system even when you are right in the middle of the calculation process. In addition, we have built up technically strong representative offices in numerous countries around the globe to guarantee support in the local language (in Mexico, Brazil, the USA, France, Turkey, Russia, People's Republic of China, South Korea, India, etc.).
The ease with which you can change the user interface language and generate reports and graphics in other languages makes it possible to:
- outsource engineering or production – calculation files, reports, results and data exports can be created, opened and edited in any language (no additional translation costs).
- perform benchmarking and integrate components from several companies (as it is typical in the wind turbine manufacturing sector, automobile construction, etc.) across multiple countries and languages.
Tuesday, 05. August 2014
Instruction 092 „Modifying Reports“ assists the user to design custom report templates. Thereby unit adjustments and font size, settings in graphics as well as tables belong to the comfortable handling that KISSsoft provides.
It is now also possible to extend the configuration of the software. So the result display can be customized individually. With the Instruction 093 ”Define Rules”, the user is able to create custom rules for implementing e.g. internal company standards. The user also can be notified of intermediate values or results which are outside of permissible limits.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
Wednesday, 16. July 2014
The VDI Guideline 2545, the predecessor of the VDI 2736, has already been implemented in the 80’s in the calculation program of KISSsoft. Nowadays, plastic gears are found in many transmissions, but the VDI guideline 2545 was withdrawn. For this reason, we welcomed it very much to participate in the Guideline VDI 2736.
We are delighted that KISSsoft could bring own insights from everyday practice into this development process.
Wednesday, 18. June 2014
These graphics can also be animated to illustrate rotation and bending, making even the most complex shaft systems easy to display and to understand.
Furthermore, the shaft calculation was reprogrammed in its calculation core. This not only improves stability considering calculation convergence, but also makes errors easier to identify and resolve.
Wednesday, 04. June 2014
The calculation programs of KISSsoft are based on the implementation of all relevant standards and their drafts (ISO, DIN, AGMA, VDI, Klingelnberg). This allows KISSsoft to be always on the cutting edge of technology and to offer many design and optimization tools, as well as methods which transcend the standards.
Thursday, 15. May 2014
The wear calculation also includes calculation of the wear factor with nitrided, unhardened, and hardened steels according to Plewe.
The calculation also includes the effect of some lubricants, as defined in the measurements taken by the company Klüber.
Thursday, 24. April 2014
Tuesday, 15. April 2014
Workgroup 6, chaired by Professor Höhn, is intensively engaged in the development of a Technical Report, in which for the first time eight examples of calculations according to ISO 6336 will be documented. This work is very important for KISSsoft, because it can demonstrate that our software correctly implements the ISO 6336 and we get the same results, as they will be published in the standard.
After concluding the new issue of the ISO 1328-1 for cylindrical gear tolerances, Workgroup 2 works now on the Technical Report 10064: Code of inspection practice. The ISO 1328-1 was published in 2013 and is included in the new KISSsoft Release 03/2014. Since the differences compared to 1995 are considerable, both versions of Part 1 are now available in KISSsoft. We assume that it will take still much time until the new tolerance values are generally considered.
Workgroup 7, chaired by Dr. Octrue, is concerned with the geometry and strength of worm wheels. The different flank forms of the ISO TR 10828 are implemented in the 3D worm models of KISSsoft.
We are pleased to have hosted these successful meetings full of inspiration!
Monday, 07. April 2014
- Calculation of beveloid gears with output of 3D models in STEP format
- Efficiency and thermal rating of drive trains in KISSsys
- Simulation of flank wear, based on an iterative wear calculation with contact analysis
- 3D display of shafts as well as bearings with a visual indication of applied loads and reaction forces
- Enhanced sizing for profile and flank modifications of cylindrical gears
- And many more ...
PS: Are you already a customer with maintenance contract? Then you will receive the update still in April!
Thursday, 13. March 2014
For many years it has been possible to design custom report templates. In addition, unit adjustments and font size, settings in graphics as well as tables belong to the convenient customization capabilities that KISSsoft provides.
In the Release 03/2013, some interesting new possibilities are available which extend the configuration of the software. So, the result display can be customized individually. Furthermore, the user can create custom rules to implement, for example, internal company standards. The user also can be notified of intermediate values or results which are outside of permissible limits.
Wednesday, 26. February 2014
The shaft calculation standard DIN 743:2012 contains now the proof in order to avoid incipient cracks on hard surface layers. Furthermore, calculation with load spectra according to the method "Miner extended" and slight modifications of the technological size influence coefficient K1 are available.
The 6th Edition of the FKM guideline implies currently some changes considering the material data and the calculation of the support factor number according to the material-mechanical concept.
Comparisons to the previous edition of the two standards were performed by KISSsoft and are available on request.
Tuesday, 21. January 2014
If you want to find out more about the updates of the new software or if you are interested in a test license, please send an e-mail. We look forward to hearing your feedback!
Let us share knowledge.
Wednesday, 15. January 2014
The "KISSsys assistants" (for parallel shafts and for single stage planetary gear units) guide the user through the steps involved in modeling a parallel or planetary gear unit.
Since the Release 2013, in the user interface, the most commonly used elements are now available as icons. To generate a model a user can simply drag and drop icons to add elements directly to the diagram window and link them to each other together.
Furthermore, the „Gearbox variant generator“ completes KISSsys with an efficient method for automatically creating numerous variants of gearboxes. The evaluation function enables you to make quick comparisons based on space, cost, efficiency and other criteria.
As we celebrate this year 15 years of KISSsys, we host a competition: The best application will win the KISSsys AWARD 2014!
Submit a KISSsys model and convince our jury. We are looking forward to your participation!
Wednesday, 11. December 2013
We say goodbye to you from the 20th December due to our winter holidays and are back again for you from 6th of January 2014 newly refreshed! At this point we would like to thank our customers, partners and friends for a successful 2013 and the confidence.
To a splendid further collaboration and for all of you Happy Holidays!
Monday, 02. December 2013
KISSsoft evaluates the wear according to the calculation of Plewe (module ZPK) and in the contact analysis with local numerical values (module ZA32).
Furthermore, the influence of the lubricant is considered in KISSsoft. The KISSsoft calculations were compared with the damage course of the test bench and show a very good agreement. This comparison confirms this practical calculation method.
If you are interested in further information, please contact us at: info@KISSsoft.AG
Thursday, 31. October 2013
We recently performed rolling tests of the milled bevel gear and worm gear sets and compared the contact patterns with the predicted results from KISSsoft contact analysis: KISSsoft contact analysis results matched the actual contact pattern.
We are pleased to give a lecture on this topic at the Dresden Machine Elements Colloquium (DMK 2013) in Germany. Find more information about events and fairs on our website.
Wednesday, 09. October 2013
Experience gained from a comparison between various commercial contact analysis programs, carried out in fall 2012, has also left its mark on the calculation.
For example, additional correction factors (including one for Hertzian flattening) have been implemented, providing the user with even more detailed setting options. Of course, appropriate standard values are also set where suitable.
Wednesday, 18. September 2013
The KISSsoft fine sizing is applied to gear optimizations of all kinds - from static strength to noise optimization. Thereby, the macro geometry is varied in desired areas and the optimal solution according to various criteria is selected from the calculated variants. Plastic helical gears can be directly calculated according to the new draft of the VDI 2736.
After the cylindrical and bevel gears, these fine sizing modules complete the sizing process for all toothings.
Saturday, 24. August 2013
At the same time, graphic position and scale can be set by the user on his own. Now toothing data can be easily arranged and placed on the graphic.
The settings are saved in a separate file and thereby adopted for all gears. This approach favors also the definition of company standards.
Have a look at the manufacturing drawing examples in a KISSsoft test license.
Tuesday, 30. July 2013
A new feature is that the face load factor KHβ can now also be calculated. This therefore reveals the direct influence of the tooth trace modification on the safeties of the classic tooth root and flank load capacities.
Modifications are evaluated in the radar chart, which also provides a very clear comparison, especially within different partial loads.
Wednesday, 26. June 2013
New dimensioning suggestions are now calculated for modifications, especially for planetary gear units (module ZA5). This ensures that tooth trace modifications can be specified accurately, on the basis of the planet carrier torsion and sun gear deformation.
Thursday, 13. June 2013
The already existing "Parallel Shaft Assistant" can now – along with spur and helical gear
stages – also create bevel, worm and crossed helical gear stages. The modeling process itself is also made more intuitive, the user is guided step by step through the entire gear box structure.
New: The "Planetary Gear Stage Assistant" is implemented. The user is guided explicitly step by step through the kinematic structure. From the sun to the planet carrier - no element is left out, the modeling process is accomplished directly with coaxial shafts.
Following the modeling, the rough sizing of the gears can be carried out in KISSsys. This feature is available for cylindrical and bevel, worm and crossed helical gears as well as planetary gear units.
Thursday, 13. June 2013
The VDI 2736 covers plastic gears and is replacing the withdrawn guideline VDI 2545. Newly added are steel worms paired with plastic gears, for which a safety against root shear stress and the flank pressure are calculated. Considering cylindrical gears now also the wear is determined. Part 2 (load capacity of cylindrical gears) and part 3 (load capacity of worm gears) are already published as official drafts. Part 1 (materials and manufacturing) and part 4 (conducting and analyzing of material measurements) should be available at the end of this year or early next year.
We are pleased to have hosted this successful meeting full of impulses!
Thursday, 30. May 2013
We thank the ISO Workgroup for the visit and look forward to a further active and successful cooperation within the Workgroup!
Tuesday, 30. April 2013
The company KISSsoft AG was honored for the product KISSsys by a four-member expert jury with the title BEST OF 2013.
KISSsys has particularly impressed the judges and belongs thus to the top group of over 1200 submitted entries.
We are delighted to receive this award!
Monday, 08. April 2013
• Optimized contact analysis of cylindrical gear pairs and planetary systems with clearly arranged
results in 3D
• Design of plastic gears according to the draft of the new VDI guideline 2736
• Automatic, easily customized, generation of manufacturing drawings – with gearing data, various graphics as flank corrections etc.
• Fine sizing of worm wheels and crossed helical gears for variable macro geometries
• Updated DIN 743 and FKM Standards in the shaft calculation
• KISSsys gearbox assistant for planetary models
• And many more...
If you want to find out more about the highlights of our software, visit us at the Hanover Fair in hall 25, at booth E01/1, or ask for a test license at info@KISSsoft.AG!
Ps: Are you already a customer with maintenance contract? Then you will receive the update until end of April.
Wednesday, 13. March 2013
The standard contains not only the safety calculations for root and flank fatigue but also the safety calculation for achieving a required hardening depth. This valuable information is now available in KISSsoft for other calculation methods too.
Another special feature is the detailed material properties in limited life strength and the possibility to consider peak loads.
Get your free trial version of KISSsoft and the DNV instruction paper at info@KISSsoft.ag!
Friday, 08. February 2013
If you want to find out more about the updates of the new software or if you are interested in a test license, please send an e-mail to info@KISSsoft.AG. We look forward to hearing your feedback!
Let us share knowledge.
Monday, 21. January 2013
The full nonlinear stiffness of rolling bearings will be modeled and used within the Adams/Machinery environment, utilizing KISSsoft's expertise, and will be a guarantee for quality, accuracy of results, and speed of calculation.
We are pleased to welcome our newest Technology Partner: MSC Software!
Wednesday, 19. December 2012
One of the assistants guides the user step by step through the entire process of building a cylindrical gearbox. Furthermore, the KISSsys assistants support in calculating gears and shafts. Further assistants are scheduled for the Release 03/2013.
Finally, all KISSsys tables have been improved in terms of formatting usability such as font, background and text items, which leads to higher clarity and better user-friendliness.
At this point, we want to thank all our customers, partners and friends for a successful 2012 and the confidence - we look forward to further cooperation!
Thursday, 25. October 2012
The geometry shapes are determined as defined in the Draft of ISO/DTR 10828.2. This technical report contains the definition of several – in the industry commonly applied – profile types A, I, N, K, and C (Cavex).
Furthermore, with the graphical contact analysis the contact situation can be verified and optimized using tool modifications.
Have a look at our tutorial 16 about the worm gear calculation or ask us for the specific tutorial for 3D modelling with graphical contact analysis.
Wednesday, 12. September 2012
We moved our office to a new address:
Tel: +41 55 254 20 50
Fax: +41 55 254 20 51
Please update our contact details - we will keep in touch!
We are looking forward to continuing successful cooperation
Thursday, 30. August 2012
The basis for the load distribution calculation of cylindrical gears is the shaft deformation. While Part 1 of the ISO Norm 6336 does provide only rough classifications for shaft deflection, the Annex E allows to specify the exact value - manually or in KISSsys. The accurate determination of the load distribution forms the basis for an appropriate tooth correction.
In the advanced training courses of KISSsoft tooth corrections are covered extensively.