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Inline Gear Reducers

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Inline gear reducers are used in a system with other components in order to decrease the incoming speed and power so that the parts that follow are able to handle the power and operate effectively. Read More…

Inline Gear Reducers Inline gear reducers are mechanisms that reduce the speed, torque or direction of an input shaft using gear ratios that are aligned along the same centerline. That is, the input shaft is aligned with the output shaft.
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Leading Manufacturers

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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IPTS, Inc. $$$
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Inline gear reducers are related to gear boxes, gear drives and reduction gears. Most are made of strong but lightweight steel and are able to handle heavy loads and transmission torque. They must be carefully selected based on weight, size and the characteristics of the larger system and the input that it will be receiving. The ratio of the input speed to the reduced output speed is called the reduction ratio and is another important factor to be taken into consideration when selecting a gear reducer.

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Inline gear reducers are widely used in metallurgy equipment, robotics, automotives (specifically the transmission) and other machinery-related applications to reduce the power, keep the size of machines and equipment lines to a minimum and to handle heavy shock loads. Inline gear reducers consist of a series of gears and bearings in a heavy duty enclosure. Aligned and lubricated input and output shafts protrude from either end.

A motor attached to the input shaft causes it to rotate at a certain speed and a series of reduction gears lower the rotations per minute to slow the rotational speed. The diameter and circumference of the gears varies depending on reduction ratio. An input shaft rotates a gear that turns a larger gear. Because of the increased circumference, the second gear requires more time to rotate the full distance and does not turn as quickly as the small first gear. Multiple gears may be connected in series and the output shaft is attached to the final gear to deliver the desired speed reduction.

Reduction ratios usually range from 5:1 to 200:1 though higher performance speed reducers are available. If the gear reducer is directly mounted on a motor then it is deemed a gearhead; if it is coupled with the shaft and mounted elsewhere it is called a gear box. Shaft mounted units are also available. Inline gear reducers may be combined with other reducers to meet specific requirements and they are available in different styles to accommodate a variety of mountings and setups.

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