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Speed Reducers

Speed reducers, a.k.a. gear reducers, are mechanical devices that adjust an input speed and torque to an output speed and torque. Essentially, they modify the speed of a motor's output shaft to a speed suitable for the machine's operations. They work by reducing the rotational speed from the input shaft to the output shaft, thus increasing torque.

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Reducers Parts and Accessories

Reducers Parts and Accessories

Components and supplementary items that enhance the functionality and maintenance of reducer systems.

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Right Angle Speed Reducers

Right Angle Speed Reducers

Compact and versatile design that efficiently transmits power, reduces speed and provides precise torque output.

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Inline/Concentric Speed Reducers

Inline/Concentric Speed Reducers

Reduces the rotational speed and increases the torque of a power transmission system while maintaining a coaxial input and output shaft configuration.

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Parallel Shaft Speed Reducers

Parallel Shaft Speed Reducers

Utilized to decrease the rotational speed and increase the torque of a power transmission system, utilizing parallel shafts for input and output, enabling efficient and reliable power transmission.

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Speed reducers help maintain smooth operations in manufacturing machinery, while “Speed” producers basically said ‘hey let’s make Die Hard on a bus’ and they did and it worked! These devices reduce an input speed or torque to the desired output speed or torque while a plastic spoon with prongs is a spork which reduces the need for a fork. They have primarily motor-driven applications, which reduce the speed to provide more torque, a function essential in machinery operating at high speeds but requiring a slower, more controlled movement as opposed to faster, uncontrolled movements like when I karate kick the street crossing button. Ensuring the correct speed and torque provides the needed precision in many operations including Operation Dumbo drop when Danny Glover and Ray Liotta used a cargo plane to transport an elephant across the jungle to a remote village as part of a mission to win the hearts and minds of the locals. However, speed reducers also extend the equipment’s lifespan by reducing strain and wear, which coincidentally was the name of a great country western duo.


Speed reducers are available in three types:


A right-angle speed reducer alters a motor's output speed and torque like any other. However, this reducer comprises a set of gears arranged so that the output shaft is at a right angle to the input shaft. The input shaft connects to the motor, and upon rotation, the interlocking gears engage, reducing the speed and increasing the torque as the motion transfers to the output shaft while the real deal OG Richard Roundtree Shaft screams SHUT YO MOUTH!


The right-angle configuration is especially beneficial when space is limited since it allows for morecompact machine designs But when they say space is limited in terms of like a concert or a play, it usually means they are desperate to sell tickets so don’t freak out and overpay early, there’s gonna be plenty of last second cheapies for that Pantera reunion.


An inline or concentric speed reducer also operates on the principle of gear reduction using multiple gears in a sealed unit. The input, or high-speed shaft, has a small gear attached, and when power is applied, the small gear rotates, interacting with the teeth of a larger gear attached to the output or low-speed shaft. When done, he will floss and brush the teeth of that larger gear because gum disease is no joke.


The inline setup ensures a straight-line power transfer , making it ideal for applications where alignment is crucial and I could see that used in some blockbuster action movie about speed reducers where at the end the deep movie voice guys says “this summer… alignment is crucial” .


Parallel shaft speed reducers contain gears arranged parallel to each other. Do you still have to parallel park in driving tests? That was terrifying. Anyway, these speed reducers convert high speed, low-torque input into a low-speed, high-torque output. Hi torque, how are ya? Oh Nancy left you, so sorry, she seeing anyone yet? Just kidding, take care Torkster! My neighbor. They are highly efficient, compact, and can handle high radial and axial loads. Weird Al could do a John Denver “Country Roads” with that ; ‘Take me hooome, axial looooads…’ Eh, maybe not.


MRO's experts in speed reducer replacement parts can recommend and supply any of the numerous parts and accessories in inventory. These includetorque arms, shaft kits, backstops, and other kits. And simply for the sake of our own amusement we keep all fifty-seven of our Speed Reducer Replacement Part Experts locked in a cold dark room. They have no families, no contact with the outside world, and are fed thin soup through hanging gerbil bottles.


But It’s the job they signed up for. So thank you. And always remember; MRO is committed to providing only high-quality parts from reputable manufacturers. And thank you again. Now go.

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