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Everything You Need To Know About Helical Gears

February 21, 2023

When it comes to gearing technology, you may be familiar with spur and bevel gears, but what about helical gears? While they may not get as much press as their fellow gears, helical gears are one of the most important pieces of machinery used in modern industry. From cars to factory machines and more, these gears are everywhere – but how do they work? In this blog post, we will look at everything you need to know about these gears.

Advantages of helical gears


There are many advantages of helical gears over other types of gears.

-They are stronger and can handle more loading than spur gears. These gears also run more smoothly and quietly than spur gears. Additionally, these gears can transmit power at higher speeds than spur gears. 

-These gears can also be aligned more easily and accurately than other types of gears. They are easier to install and don’t require as much maintenance as other gear types.

-Helical gears also have increased contact area, which increases their load-carrying capacity.

Applications of helical gears

Helical gears are used in various applications, from home and office machinery to heavy industry. Their main advantage over other types of gear is their ability to transmit power smoothly and quietly.

Some common applications for these gears include:


- Home and office machines such as printers, shredders, and photocopiers

- Automotive transmissions

- Industrial gearboxes

- Robotics

We hope this article has been helpful in understanding the basics of helical gears and how they are used. These gears are an essential part of many types of machinery and can be found in everything from automobiles to industrial equipment. Knowing their advantages over other types of gear is key to helping you make informed decisions when purchasing or repairing your own machines. You can rely on us at True Gear & Spline Ltd. for all your gear and splined shaft needs. We use the latest CNC machining technology to ensure gear manufacturing of the highest quality.