Includes all power transmission gear types and reducers, geometry and materials, including English and metric designs.
Gears and Gearing Categories
Bevel and Miter Gears (227 suppliers)
Bevel gears are gears designed to transmit motion between intersecting axes. Perpendicular arrangements are most common, but bevel gears can be manufactured for nearly any angle. The teeth bearing surface of the gear, or surface pitch, is conically shaped or tapered. Miter gears are bevel gears manufactured in a 1:1 ratio, with the same number of teeth on mating gears and with perpendicular axes.
Gear Manufacturing Services (371 suppliers)
Gear manufacturing services design and fabricate gears to customer specifications.
Gearboxes and Gearheads (967 suppliers)
Gearboxes and gearheads, also called gear reducers or speed reducers, are power transmission devices that use a gear arrangement in an enclosed housing to transfer energy, increase torque and reduce speed from one device to another. Gearboxes may also be referred to as gear reducers or speed reducers.
Gears (641 suppliers)
Gears are rotating mechanical devices employing 'teeth' in order to transmit torque between separate axes. Two or more cooperating gears are called a transmission and can produce a mechanical advantage by changing speed, torque or rotation direction.
Helical Gears (207 suppliers)
Helical gears are cylindrilical gears whose teeth are not parallel to the axis of rotation. The teeth are angled and appear as a segment of a helix. Helical gears can transmit power between parallel or right angle axes.
Herringbone Gears (35 suppliers)
Herringbone gears, also called double helical gears, are gear sets designed to transmit power through parallel or, less commonly, perpendicular axes. The unique tooth structure of a herringbone gear consists of two adjoining, opposite helixes that appear in the shape of the letter 'V'.
Hypoid Gears (40 suppliers)
A hypoid gear is a style of spiral bevel gear whose main variance is that the mating gears' axes do not intersect. The hypoid gear is offset from the gear center, allowing unique configurations and a large diameter shaft. The teeth on a hypoid gear are helical, and the pitch surface is best described as a hyperboloid. A hypoid gear can be considered a cross between a bevel gear and a worm drive.
Metric Gears (75 suppliers)
Metric gears are defined by module, which designates the center-to-center distance between successive teeth. This criteria of gear selection is used in countries which have adopted the metric system and is intended to standardize gear selection.
Power Take-offs (PTO) (56 suppliers)
Power take-offs (PTOs) are extensions of a vehicle's drive train that can be engaged to power auxiliary equipment such as plows, augers, winches, and many other material handling, construction, and agricultural implements.
Rack and Pinion Gears (155 suppliers)
Rack and pinion gears are used to convert rotation into linear motion.
Ratchets and Pawls (28 suppliers)
Ratchets and pawls are mechanical gearing used to transmit intermittent rotary motion. They permit a shaft to rotate in one direction, but not in the opposite one.
Spur Gears (254 suppliers)
Spur gears are the simplest type of gear. Transmitting power between parallel axes, the teeth project radially on the disc.
Worms and Worm Gears (225 suppliers)
Worms and worm gears are gear sets that offer high gear reduction and torque multiplication with a small footprint. A worm drive is a cylindrical gear with a shallow spiral thread that engages the worm gear in a non-intersecting, perpendicular axes configuration.