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Spur gears are made with straight teeth mounted on a parallel shaft. The noise level of spur gears is relatively high due to colliding teeth of the gears which make spur gear teeth prone to wear. Spur gears come in a range of sizes and gear ratios to meet applications requiring a certain speed or torque output.

Physical Properties

Spur gears are typically constructed from metals such as steel or brass, and plastics such as nylon or polycarbonate. The material used to construct spur gears may vary depending on the manufacturer.
Gears made from steel materials can be noisy when coming into contact with other gears and also make them prone to wear.

Applications of Spur Gears

Spurs gears are used in applications requiring a decrease in speed with high output torque.

     • Cut-to-Length
     • Packaging
     • Speed Control
     • Construction
     • Power Plants

Advantages of Spur Gears


     • Cost-effective
     • High gear ratios
     • Compact
     • High torque output

Disadvantages of Spur Gears


     • Noisy
     • Prone to wear