Vari-Roll Distance Calculator
How to set a Vari-Roll distance for gear measurement
A Vari-Roll, and most gear checkers in general, rely on the precise spacing between a test gear and a master gear to measure differencs and deviations between the pair. However, your test gear and master gear will often run on differently sized shafts, and may not have a specified center distance.
How can this calculator help?
This calculator requires the two shaft sizes and then either a test center distance, or the geometry of the gear pair, to provide the measurable spacing between the shafts. Finally, if the output spacing is between 0.3" and 8.0", the calculator will provide a gauge block stackup based on commonly available sizes.
For a quick measurement of your gear across a fixed number of gear teeth, you can use our Gear Span Measurement Calculator and a set of calipers to find these measurements. Whether for workholding or as a quick go-no-go gauge, using a Pitch Plate Calculator can help you design a pitch plate for the gears in your shop.
Here's a Quick Summary:
› Input shaft sizes
› Add center distance or gear geometry
› Output spacing for gauge blocks