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The Power of Bevel Gears

February 23, 2018

The Power of Bevel Gears

Bevel gears are incredibly useful gears for cases where transmission of power across gears needs to be performed at a specific angle, or when it becomes necessary to change the direction of the shaft throughout active operations. True Gear & Spline Ltd. specializes in cutting these types of gear, and understand well the importance of these helpful devices in many industrial and mechanical settings.


The most common example of these gears at work appears in the automotive assembly industry. Many of our customers who order these types of gears need them because in an automobile system, the drive shaft of the motor must transfer its power at a right angle to the axle of the wheels. Because bevel gears have the same diameter and number of teeth, each one turns at the same rate as its counterparts. They are usually mounted on shafts that are ninety degrees apart, but can be designed to work at other angles as well, depending on the intended application.


In any machining process where there is a potential need to change the direction of shafts, these gears are very useful. The teeth on bevel gears can be straight or spiraled. These gears commonly see use in locomotive, marine, automobile, printing press, cooling towers, power plants, steel plants, railway track inspection system and many industries and businesses.


Because bevel gears can transmit power at an angle, their potential uses are vast.


When you work with these kinds of gears, whether they are straight, spiral, or curved, you’ll likely find that their relatively simple concept means they are useful for an extremely wide variety of applications, which is why we end up manufacturing them very often! If you’d like to learn more about these kinds of gears, or about the process we use for bringing them to your business, feel free to contact us today!