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3 Types of Gear Reducers

December 29, 2023
Gear reducers by Bauer GMC

Gear reducers, also known as gearboxes or speed reducers, are mechanical devices that are used to decrease the rotational speed and increase the torque of a motor. They consist of multiple gears arranged in specific configurations to achieve this purpose.

The main function of a gear reducer is to transmit power from one component to another while reducing the input speed and increasing the output torque. This allows for more efficient operation of machinery by matching the required output speed with the capabilities of the motor.


Popular Types of Gear Reducers


Spur Gear Reducer:

This type of gear reducer features straight teeth that are parallel to the axis of rotation. Spur gears are known for their simplicity and efficiency, making them a common choice in many industries. They are typically used in applications where high precision and low noise levels are required.

Helical Gear Reducer:

Unlike spur gears, helical gears have angled teeth that form a helix shape around the axis of rotation. This design allows for increased contact area between the teeth, resulting in smoother and quieter operation compared to spur gears. Helical gear reducers are often used in heavy-duty machinery and automotive applications.

Bevel Gear Reducer:

Another popular type of gear reducer is the bevel gear reducer. Bevel gears have conically shaped teeth that intersect at an angle along their respective axes. This configuration enables bevel gears to transmit power between non-parallel shafts with ease. Bevel gear reducers can handle high loads and provide efficient torque transfer, making them ideal for use in industrial equipment such as mining machinery or construction vehicles.

Worm Gear Reducer:

We have worm gears which consist of a cylindrical screw-like worm meshing with a toothed wheel called a worm wheel or worm driven by the axel connected motor/gearbox input (or driving) element. Worm gears offer high reduction ratios while occupying minimal space due to their compact design.

Bauer GMC is the ideal place to source gear reducers and gearmotors that suit your application in Mississauga, Ontario. Speak to us today to learn more.