"Genetic Fingerprint” of the Surface

The gear-tooth surface analysis is a minimally inva- sive alternative used to inspect the condition of the gearing in case of irregularities - without costly disassembly - in order to begin eventually required measures on time. By means of a gear-tooth profile pressing carried out on site, the surface can be inspected for damages under a scanning electron microscope (SEM) in the laboratory.

microscope (SEM) in the laboratory. The extracted pressing depicts details up to a magnitude of 0,1 μm. Typical images of damages, enlarged up to 50 000 times, can be documented and named.

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