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An Overview Of Helical Gears

February 09, 2022

An Overview Of Helical Gears

For those not familiar, gears look like a simple mechanical device. In reality, though, they are much more than that. It isn't an exaggeration to state that the functioning of many production units and industries is heavily dependent on gears and splines. 

There is no better way today to facilitate torque transfer from one mechanical component to the other without the help of gears. Spur, worm, bevel, straight, and internal are the major types of gears. Apart from this, one of the most common gears used in a wide range of machines is the helical gear


An overview of helical gears for understanding them better


A slanted tooth trace is one of the significant features of the helical type of gear. Compared with other gears like the spur or worm, the helical has a larger contact surface enabling better torque transfer. 

If you are looking for a gear that will ensure minimal noise and vibration, you should go for the helical, one of the most common gears used across industries. The helix angle of the two gears is the same. 

At the same time, the helix hand is the opposite. A helical gearbox is widely used to reduce the speed and increase the torque. 

Advantages of helical gearboxes

  • Guaranteed long life ensuring optimal performance for many years
  • Minimal damage to the teeth of the gear due to even load distribution
  • Can be made easily by gear manufacturers using the gear hobbing method

Applications of helical gears

  • Textile industry
  • Fertilizer industry
  • Conveyors
  • Elevators
  • Rolling mills

There are many applications of the helical gear, making it one of the key areas of focus for gear manufacturers like True Gear & Spline. With the help of the latest CNC machining, True Gear & Spline can manufacture different types of gears with accuracy. Contact us today to learn about everything we can do for you.