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How to Select the Appropriate Gearbox ?

Gear Arrangement Gear arrangement is an ingenious engineering design that offers various benefits over the traditional fixed axis gear system design. The unique combination of both power transmission efficiency and compact size allows for a lower loss in efficiency. The more efficient the gear arrangement, (i.e. spur, helical, planetary and worm) the more energy it … Continue reading How to Select the Appropriate Gearbox ?

Spur Gearbox

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 … Continue reading Spur Gearbox

Helical Gearbox

Helical gears are cut at angles which allow for gradual contact between each of the helical gear teeth. This type of innovation provides for a smooth and quiet operation. Gearboxes using helical gears are applicable in high horsepower and efficient applications. Physical Properties Helical gears are typically constructed from cast iron, aluminum allow or iron … Continue reading Helical Gearbox