A parallel shaft drive is a type of gear motor that uses gears for speed reduction. Parallel shaft gear motors
are called parallel shaft because the motor shaft and speed reducer shaft are located in parallel planes. This precise position enables manufacturers to create flat gearboxes that are suitable for areas with limited space like the stirrers used in industries for liquid mixing processes. The parallel shaft gear may use these three gearboxes to accomplish transmission, and the choice on which to pick depends on the final application and characteristics needed within the speed reducer;
- They feature teeth that are oblique to the axis of rotation thus transfer more speed and power. They are also longer lasting and more silent.
Double Helical gears – They are used to eliminate the axial thrust as the rotation is elicited by the shaft.
–These are the most common and their toothed wheels have the teeth that are parallel to the drive shaft of the speed reducer.
Parallel shaft drives are suitable for various applications including food processing, mining, wire and paper mill, textile, agriculture, automotive, tube, steel and oil field industries.