Speed Reducers 137,634 Items
Description: Speed reducers, also referred to as gear boxes, are enclosed mechanical devices that use gears to lower speed and raise torque on a drive. Every reducer houses two or more sets of gears based on the targeted ratios, seals, and shafts. They utilize a variety of gearing such as miter, warm, helical planetary, and bevel. Speed reducers come in diverse configurations, ratios, and styles. Depending on your industry, the reducer to go for depends on the efficiency needs, space limitations, and targeted rotations per minute (RPM). Here are the main types of reducers: A worm gear reducer is a right angle speed reducer that allows optimal speed reduction in a small package. The warm reducers are the preferred option in low to moderate horsepower applications. They have higher shock tolerance for shock loading compared to helical gear reducers. A bevel gearbox, like the warm model, is a right angle speed reducer. However, its efficiency is relatively higher compared to the worm gear. The bevel reducer is ideal for applications requiring right angle reduction with a lower ratio. The planetary gear speed reducer provides more advantages compared to the traditional gearbox arrangements. One notable advantage of the reducer is that that it combines compactness with high power transmission efficiency. Efficiency loss in planetary gear reducers is only 3% in every stage. This implies that most of the energy is transmitted to deliver the targeted torque as opposed to getting lost in the gearbox. Another key benefit of the planetary speed reducers is that they provide better load distribution. This means that the load on the transmission is shared between various gears (planets) to increase torque. The more the gears the reducer have, the higher the load capacity and the higher the torque density. The Helical gear speed reducer is another highly efficient model for handling hung loads. The helical reducers are preferred in higher horsepower applications where long-term efficiency is considered more important than initial costs.