Gearboxes or gear reducers are mechanical devices which by using a gear or a series of gears alter the primary input speed received from a driving source into a different output speed. In this process the output torque and speed are determined by the gear ratio. Efficiency, torque and speed of the device are determined by the orientation of the gear teeth.
Industrial gears have different uses in a wide variety of industrial and mechanical equipment in addition to cars and bikes. To control the power while a particular type of machine is being operated gears are used. Gear in different types of industrial machines play an important role to optimize the productivity by reducing the speed and not the revolutions.
Gears are used to transfer motion and power between machine components. Operating in mated pairs, gears mesh their teeth with the teeth of another corresponding gear or toothed component which prevents slippage during the transmission process. Each gear or toothed component is attached to a machine shaft or base component Depending on the design and construction of the gear pair, the transference of motion between the driven shaft and the driving shaft can result in a change of the direction of rotation or movement.
Gears are widely used throughout industry to transmit motion and power in a variety of mechanical devices. For low speed applications gearboxes with straight gear teeth are used, while helical gearboxes are used for the high speed applications. Spur gearboxes, Helical gearboxes, Coaxial helical line, Bevel helical gearboxes, Skew bevel helical gearboxes, Worm reduction gearboxes, Planetary gearboxes are some of the standard gearboxes used in industries. The large-scale industries where gearboxes are extensively used are in the Paper Industry, Cement industry, Sugar industry and Steel industry
The most common type of industrial gears that are being used are Spur gear. as they consist of straight teeth mounted on parallel shafts and they are mainly used to decrease the speed with high output torque. Spur gears are good for use in machines which have low speed applications and proper sound organization.
Helical type of gears are famous for their teeth-shaped edges which create a thrust load. They are mainly used for quiet and smooth operations. Elevators, oil industry, Rubber, Medical, Steel, Packing and cutters are some of the various applications for which they can be used.
Worm gears are used in steel, sugar, paper, and textile plants. These gears are generally of two types: Single-Threaded and Multi-Threaded. Also known as wheel industrial gears, worm gears function on two shafts that work together. These gears can withstand high shock loads, moreover they are quiet and maintenance-free. The worm can turn the gear but not the other way round.
Bevel type of gears is used mainly for shafts. Such type of gears is fitted at a right angle to a machine’s rotational axis. These gears are usually found used in Power plants, steel plants, automotive. They are also used in hand drill, printing, and a number of other machines.
Planetary gears aresimilar to the solar system consisting of a sun gear in the centre, a ring gear – which is the outer ring – and the planetary gears, which rotate around the centre gear mesh with the other two components. They are mainly used in lifts, cranes and machine tools.
The most unique type of gears is the Girth type of gears. These gears are also known as split ring gears.
All types of gearboxes work in a similar way. Gear rotation direction relies on the input orientation and direction of the gear. If the former rotates in a clockwise direction the latter will rotate in a counter clockwise direction.
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