I am looking for software to design a gearbox. I have been looking at Solid works because I also have a CNC and want to build the gearbox myself.
Let me give you an overview of what I am trying to achieve and maybe solidworks will be able to help solve my problem:
I met a guy who created a machine to run a water pump. I have been playing with this idea for many years and now met someone who actually did it, but he do not want to share his ideas or knowledge. I
The idea is the following:
The water pump needs 18hp engine to run well and should run at 1800rpm.
He used a small 12 volt car wiper motor with a gearbox to drive the alternator. Now, my idea is to use a somewhat bigger motor like a 3kv motor. I then plan to run from the machine having a smaller gear to the first shaft having a bigger gear. This will give me the extra torque from the motor. Then from the first shaft I will go with a bigger gear to a smaller gear on 2nd shaft to increase speed. Then from the 2nd shaft go to 3rd shaft maybe with one on 1 or slightly smaller on the shaft and bigger gear on the motor to increase the torque again.
Or I need to consider a planetary gearbox.
Looking forward to a solution !