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The Important Elements That Compose A Gear Reducer

September 09, 2020

If there is one major innovation that has seen notorious use in almost every machine today, it is the gear reducer, also known as speed reducers. They are commonly used in all kinds of household and industrial machines that require a reduction of the speed of the motor efficiently and safely. A gear reducer alters the speed of the motor to produce the torque or power needed by machinery to operate properly. When utilized in a transmission system, gear reducers are unmatched because of their high complexity that comes in a wide range of system designs, depending on your particular needs and application specification.


So, what makes this device work properly? Below are the important elements that compose a gear reducer. Knowing  and understanding them will help you better understand how gear reducers operate.


The torque: it refers to the rotational force that is typically expressed in pound per feet or kilos per meter. It turns into power once combined with a certain amount of time of operation.


The motor: the torque the motor can supply is determined both by power and speed. The specified power of the motor is usually expressed in HP while the torque is what dictates whether a particular load will be handled by the gear or not.


The gearbox: this is what houses all the set of mechanical parts of the entire geared motor system which allows the right speed reduction to occur while increasing the transmission of torque. All the components are equally vital but they require a proper composition and geometry to work perfectly together. These include the gears, gear reducers, pinions, pulleys, bearings, wheels, and so on. All of them are packed inside the gearbox.

Being aware of those major elements of a gear reducer is important as your selection will depend on those concepts, allowing you to find the right unit you need.