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What are gears and what are gear types?

A gear, or round disc with regular incisions called teeth, running around its circumference, is an active and basic element of various mechanisms, including suspended technological transport systems. In gears, otherwise mechanical gears, each other's interlocking gears drive transmission. Made of the best quality steel, they are durable, resistant to abrasion, corrosion, mechanical damage, and properly selected allow you to take full advantage of the possibilities of the entire drivetrain. These wheels are an essential part of all chain systems. They are used in various types of machines, vehicles, equipment, translations. Below we look at the variations of the latter.

Types of gears

Gears used to transfer motion and torque to another gear or gear strip have different types. In the assortment of our store there are gears with modules from 1 to 6, while we are able to make special gears for module 14. Specialists help our customers in their choice, so that purchaseers can be sure that the gears they choose will be fully compatible with the device. At least two interconnected gears form a gear used in the wider industrial and agricultural sectors.

There are two basic types of gears: single-stage, or straight gears, in which two gears work together, and power from one shaft to another is transferred without the help of intermediate shafts, and multi-stage, or multiple, folded gears, in which more gears work in series and power from active shaft to passive shaft is transferred by means of at least one intermediate shaft. In addition, there is talk of internal and external interlocking – depending on its location. This additional distinguishing feature complements the gear characteristics.

On the other hand, due to the mobility of the wheel axles, gear shifting is divided into ordinary, otherwise fixed, fixed axles relative to the base, and to circulating gears, otherwise planetary, with moving axes relative to the base. On the other hand, due to the type of movement transferred, the rotary gears with two gears are distinguished, and linear gears, in which the gear is connected to the gear strip – the rotational motion of the wheel causes the movement of the skirting board, that is, the rotational motion of the wheel is converted into the rotational movement of the skirting board.

Taking into account the reciprocal position of the axles, gears are divided into, inter alia, front gears in which both axis of rotation are in one plane. These transmissions come in two varieties. In cylindrical face gears, the axles are positioned in parallel, while in conical face gears the axles intersect. In addition, we distinguish screw gears in which the teeth of the gears do not lie parallel to the axis of rotation, but are positioned at a certain angle. Screw transmissions, like the front gears, have two types: worm gears with perpendicular axes located in two different planes, and hypoid gears with wichrowe axes that do not intersect. In addition, there are harmonic transmissions, or wave gears or cycloid gears.

In conclusion, gears come in many different types, and the location of the axles is considered to be the determining factors for their belonging to a given type.