How the Roller Gearing Mechanism Works
In our patented roller gearing and transmission mechanism power is transmitted from the driving body to the driven body via a series of rollers that carry out pure rolling motion. This means that unlike in conventional gears there is no sliding friction among the moving parts but rolling friction only. Rolling friction is by about 100 to 500 times smaller than sliding friction and thus frictional energy losses in the roller gearing mechanism are by about 100 to 500 times smaller than in conventional gears - in fact they are practically negligible.
We apply rollers to intermediate between the driving and the driven bodies and use fundamentally new and specially designed shapes for the surfaces of the driving and driven bodies in order to ensure that they facilitate pure rolling motion for the rollers.
The rollers are in simultaneous contact with the surfaces of both the driving and the driven bodies and are embraced by grooves developed onto the surfaces of the two bodies.
When the driving body moves it exerts force on the rollers that pass the force on to the driven body through their contact point. As a result the movement of the driving body is translated into a movement of the driven body while, in the meantime, the rollers roll along the grooves on the surfaces of both bodies.
When a roller reaches the end of its groove it simply falls off of it and the coupling of the two bodies as far as this particular roller is concerned is finished. The ball is then guided back to the surface of the two bodies where the grooves begin and enters another groove again and create a new coupling between the two bodies again. The continuous line of several rollers makes it sure that there is continuous and rigid coupling between the two bodies at all times.