Gears are toothed, mechanical transmission components used to transfer motion and power between machine parts. Operating in mated pairs, gears mesh their teeth with the teeth of another toothed component to prevent slippage during the transmission process. Each gear or toothed component is attached to a machine shaft and hence when the driving gear rotates along with its shaft component, the driven gear rotates its shaft component.
Amarillo Gears are widely used in industry to transmit motion and power in different mechanical devices, to reduce or increase speed and torque in a variety of motorized devices. The design characteristics like construction material, gear shape, tooth construction and design, and gear pair configuration classifies the various types of gears available. Each of these gears have different behaviour’s and advantages, but the requirements and specifications demanded by a particular motion or power transmission application determine the type of gear most suitable for use.
Some of the more common types of gears employed throughout industry include: Spur gears, Helical gears, Bevel gears, Worm gears and Rack and pinion.
The most common type of gears is spur gears. These Amarillo gearboxes are constructed with straight teeth cut or inserted parallel to the gear’s shaft on a circular gear body. In mated pairs, these gears employ the parallel axes configuration to transmit motion and power. However there are some disadvantages like the amount of stress experienced by the gear teeth and noise produced during high-speed applications. These gears are used for a wide range of speed ratios in various mechanical applications.
Similar to spur gears, helical gears have parallel axes configuration with mated gear pairs. They are also used to drive non-parallel, non-intersecting shafts. These gears are constructed with teeth which twist around the cylindrical gear body at an angle to the gear face. Helical gears are produced with right-hand and left-hand angled teeth with each gear pair comprised of a right-hand and left-hand gear of the same helix angle.
Helical gears are capable of handling high speeds and high loads and are suitable for the same types of applications as spur gears. Their smoother, quieter operation also suits them for automobile transmissions where spur gears are typically not used.
Helical gears also come in single helical and double helical designs. Single helical gears consist of a single row of angled teeth cut or inserted around the perimeter of the gear body and double helical gears consist of two mirrored rows of angled teeth. Other types of helical gears are herringbone gears and screw gears. Herringbone gears are a type of double helical teeth in which the two tracks of teeth touch, rather than being separated by a groove, which forms a “V” shape similar to that of the herringbone pattern.
Screw gears are also known as crossed helical gears used for non-parallel, non-intersecting configurations. Unlike the helical gears used for parallel configurations, screw gears employ same-hand pairs rather than a right-hand and left-hand gear per pair. These gears have relatively low load capacities and efficiency rates and are not suitable for high power transmission applications.
Bevel gears are cone-shaped gears with teeth placed along the conical surface. These gears are used to transmit motion and power between intersecting shafts in applications which require changes to the axis of rotation. Several types of bevel gears are available differentiated mainly by their tooth design. Some of the more common types of bevel gears include straight and spiral. There are several other designs of bevel gears available including miter, crown, and hypoid gears.
Worm Gears are used to transmit motion and power between non-parallel, non-intersecting shafts, offering large gear ratios and capabilities for substantial speed reduction while maintaining quiet and smooth operation. One advantage of worm gear pairs is that the worm can turn the worm wheel, but, depending on the angle of the worm, the worm wheel may not be able to turn the worm. This characteristic is useful for equipment’s requiring self-locking mechanisms. However as they have low transmission efficiency and the amount of friction generated between the worm wheel and worm gear, they require continuous lubrication.
Rack and pinion gears are a pair of gears comprised of a gear rack and a cylindrical gear referred to as the pinion. They are simple in design with a low manufacturing cost and high load carrying capacities.
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