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These mechanisms often create a right angle change in direction; this is the case in helicopters and rotary mowers. Each gearbox is built for a specific purpose, which means there is a specific gear ratio; and this ratio supplies the required level of force for that task and is fixed. The only adjustment that can be made after the gearbox is constructed is one that slows an increase in shaft speed and a corresponding torque reduction. Read More…

Gearbox A gearbox, also commonly known as a transmission, is located at the junction point of a power shaft. Gearboxes are mechanisms that are used to increase torque while reducing speed by transferring energy from one device to another.
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Bloomingdale, IL  |  630-980-1133

We offer premium speed reducers and motion control components. These deluxe parts are designed for a wide range of purposes and our engineers are willing to assist you with determining the best speed reducer.

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DieQua Corporation $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  800-423-3169

Cleveland Gear Co. has specialized in speed control technology including a variety of quality manufactured speed reducers since 1912. We have successfully developed speed reducers for material handling, mineral processing, and more. You will find that our products have uncompromising quality, making all others less than the best. We will fulfill your exact requirements and that's what continues to make Cleveland Gear one of the top manufacturers in our industry.

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Cleveland Gear Company $$$

Stratham, NH  |  844-338-8114

ElectroCraft is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of customized gearmotors for a wide range of wheel-drive applications from medical mobility equipment such as wheelchairs and lifts to industrial mobile platform traction systems, such as automated guided vehicles (AGV) and autonomous mobile robots (AMR). Over one million ElectroCraft gearmotors are in service worldwide. Renowned for their smooth, controlled power delivery with high starting torque, our gear motors provideexcellent rough-terrain and curb-climbing performance. Available in a wide range of motor and gearing options, from configurable to fully-customizable, we have a solution to satisfy your specific application requirements.

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ElectroCraft, Inc. $$$

DeForest, WI  |  608-218-5947

In business since 1990, Geartechnic is home to skilled machinery designers who customize units for mining, food processing, paper converting, agriculture, and more. When you need a high-performance gearbox for your equipment by the world's largest tractor manufacturer or a complex transmission design, we are the team to talk to.

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Geartechnic $$$

Riviera Beach, FL  |  800-428-4431

Our speed reducers are engineered for maximum efficiency. We are expanding our product lines to meet the demands of our customers. Our high performance automatic relubrication systems are quality assured. Our speed reducers can be equipped with water cooled housing, hollow-through bore, low backlash, and high quality planetary gearing. Our premier solutions are competitively priced. Give us a call today to learn more!

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Gearboxes are constructed using a variety of materials, most often steel-based metals. The most common materials include brass, aluminum, stainless steel and iron. Some kinds and shapes of gears, such as spur gears may be made from less durable materials such as nylon and polycarbonate. The type of material used for the gearbox is directly related to its performance. More durable materials are able to resist the power of stronger motors and offer larger reduction in torque. Less durable materials work best with lower power motors.

Teeth alignment also has implications in regard to suitable applications. Gearboxes with straight teeth are employed in low-speed applications while those with helical teeth can be relied on in high-speed applications due to their strength and the fact that they offer more efficiency in terms of torque reduction.

Wind turbines are good examples of large scale gearboxes. The rotation of the turbine is very slow, and with a large amount of torque. The power is translated into the electricity generator, which has lower torque and much faster rotational speed. Wind turbines contain several gears and stages, so the generator can offer consistent output regardless of fluctuation in the turbine's rate of rotation. Another obvious application of a gearbox is their role in automobiles. There are three main kinds of transmissions- manual, automatic, and continuously variable.

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