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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 $$$

Plymouth, MN  |  800-533-1731

At Zero-Max, you can count on us to provide speed reducers for processing equipment, manufacturing equipment, and machine drive systems. Our inventory features a wide variety of in-stock components in both inch and metric sizes to meet your unique specifications. We have provided speed reducers for many industries including packaging, automation, printing and converting, agriculture, road construction, and more. Contact us today to get started!

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Zero-Max®, Inc. $$$

Salem, NH  |  866-685-0404

Onvio has manufactured high precision components and solutions for over 35 years. Our line of products includes speed reducers, planetary gears, and more. We also provide integrated subassemblies and complete systems. We are committed to working alongside our customers in order to ensure that they achieve their ideal design goals while staying within their budget. Whether your industry is in automation, robotics, or motion control, let our team handle your requirements.

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Onvio LLC $$$

Mineola, NY  |  516-248-3850

Since our inception in 1935, we have been consistently engaged in the manufacture of gears. With the technical skill of our highly-trained employees, first-rate facilities, and accumulated knowledge of the gear industry, we have made several improvements and have a production system capable of satisfying the customers of today all around the world.

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KHK USA $$$

Springville, NY  |  716-592-9310

Winsmith is a leading custom designer offering a complete line of high-quality speed reducers including right angle speed reducers, gear reducers, worm gear reducers and more. We specialize in meeting your power transmission needs. Call today for more information.

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Winsmith $$$

Westfield, NY  |  716-326-3121

Renold has been designing and manufacturing high quality, high specification gearboxes and gears for over 100 years and have always been at the leading edge of gear technology with innovative products and bespoke power transmission solutions. Renold Gears is BS EN ISO 9001:2008 approved. All products are designed and manufactured within this Quality Assurance System.

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Renold Ajax $$$
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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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