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Gear Manufacturer and Companies

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of gear companies and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top gear companies with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any gear company can design, engineer, and manufacture gears to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach gear companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of gear cutting, gear grinding, and steel gears.

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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

  • KHK USA is the Largest Distributor of Metric Gears in North America

    Gear Manufacturers KHK USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohara Gear Industry Co., Ltd. in Japan. We are a factory-direct distributor of KHK gears located in Mineola, New York. Kohara Gear was founded in 1935 and has been solely devoted to the manufacture of gears for over 80 years. As a result, our products are some of the best in the world. Similarly, our staff is knowledgeable about the industry. Read more......

  • Before You Buy, Know Your Gears

    The majority of gear companies will manufacture and/or carry a bevy of different types of gears. I think you would be hard pressed to find a home or office that doesn't contain at least one machine or mechanism that does not in some way rely on a gear or gears to function properly. Because the market for gear manufacture, production, and sales is so broad, there are companies that have established themselves as dealers or makers of very specific types of gears. At the same time, though, there are companies...

  • Choosing a Gear Supplier

    Gear suppliers are not all alike. Some provide different products and services than others. Some have drastically different products and features that they offer to clients. If you are in the market for a new gear supplier, use this handy guide to help you choose the right supplier for your unique needs. Determine what you want: Before you can decide if a supplier is right for you, you have to know exactly what you need. What kinds of gears do you use in your factory or products? What gear materials...

  • The End of Gear Manufacturer De-risking?

    The slowing economy and rise in input costs have been hard on automotive component companies including gear manufacturers and other firms that manufacturer automotive parts. Fewer people are purchasing new vehicles, which makes it challenging for automotive businesses to continue receiving profits. The added drawback of rising costs for manufacturing and purchasing raw materials have made many gear manufacturers look seriously at ways they can avoid losing money and even going bankrupt. The current economy has forced many automotive manufacturers into derisking mode. This is where a factory looks at...

  • The Amazing Variety of Gears

    by Rebekah Fuller, IQS editor From plastic gears for the smallest wind-up toy to two ton cast iron gears, the capabilities of gear manufacturers amaze me. I mean, being able to machine and cut gears from only a half inch through up to twenty feet in diameter is a pretty incredible range. Plus, being able to provide this kind of gear production all under one roof, turning out completely in-house customized and even emergency jobs some gear manufacturers can do it all! Let's take a look at some examples: Custom...

  • Gear Motions' Oliver Gear Division Receives New Gear Cutting Technology - HERA 350 CNC Hobbing Machine

    Gear Motions VPGM Mike Barron reports they have recently taken delivery of a new Hera 350 CNC gear hobbing machine. This is one of the first Hera’s of this size (350mm) operating in the United States. Although this company has thousands of machines in plants all over the Far East, they had never really considered the US market until approached recently by RP Machine for the sale of their new technology machines in the US market. RP President Richard Piselli says he was impressed when he saw these machines on...

Industry Information

Gear Manufacturers

Gear manufacturers fabricate and distribute gears, which are rotating machine parts that have cut teeth, also called cogs, that interlock with one another as they turn. The goal of gears is to transmit torque, which is the measure of the twist or rotational force placed on an object. When used in conjunction with one another and with other parts, gears facilitate transfer rotational torque power or mechanical motion. Gear manufacturers commonly produce products for customers in the hydrocarbon (oil and gas) exploration, textile manufacturing, food processing, heavy industrial mining equipment manufacturing, automotive and food processing industries.

There are a wide variety of gear designs made available by gear manufacturers to those who seek them. Configurations include: rack and pinion gears, bevel gears, helical gears, planetary gears, spur gears, nylon gears and plastic gears. Each type of gear ensures effective and efficient operations of the application they serve in a different way. Rack and pinion gears are linear actuators that consist of a linear gear, which is the rack, and a circular gear, which is the pinion, under which the rack sits and is interlocked. To work, rotational motion is first applied to pinion, causing it to move. As it moves, the rack moves along relative to it. Rack and pinion gear applications include: stair lift operation, product movement during manufacturing processes, rack railway control and steering control in some vehicles. Bevel gears, made to assist industrial processes, are characterized by the intersection of the axes of the two shafts upon which the gear themselves are mounted. They are conically shaped, with teeth that can work with the similarly shaped teeth of other gears in order to transfer torque as they turn. Gear manufacturers produce more than one kind of bevel gear. These include straight bevel gears, spiral bevel gears, zerol bevel gears, hypoid bevel gears and mitre gears. Each type of bevel gear is characterized by its pitch surface, pitch angle and tooth shape. Bevel gears are used to assist automatic doors, hinges, automotive components, railway transport, printing presses, liquid storage and control systems, power plants and more.

Helical gears are circular and have teeth that gear manufacturers have cut in a helical path at an angle relative to the gear’s axis of rotation. Usually, this angle is parallel or crossed, allowing the gear to transmit torque perpendicularly. Some helical gear applications include: sand mullers, rolling mills, presses, feed drives, clay working machinery, cutters, blowers and conveyors. In addition, helical gears, along with planetary gears, are very important in the operation of power transmissions and vehicle motors. Planetary gears, also known as epicyclic gears, are called planetary gears because they consist of three or more outer gears, known as planets, that revolve around a central gear, called the sun gear. In addition to their importance to automotive torque transmission, planetary gears, which offer increased torque capabilities, are also used with helicopters, bicycles, wind turbines, paper feeders, heavy machinery and electric motors. Spur gears carry the distinction of being of the most common and simplest gear types available; they consist only of a cylinder or disc that uses the machined teeth around its perimeter to transfer torque to and from other gears. They are typically found in children’s toys, windmills, trains, elevators, escalators, power hand tools and heavy industrial machinery. Nylon gears and small plastic gears are inexpensive alternatives to metal gears. When paired with low-demand applications, they are very reliable. They are used extensively to service consumer products like clocks, small toys, printers, vacuum cleaners, electric sprinklers, food processors, electric shavers and a myriad of around-the-house items.

Gear manufacturers may fabricate gears using any number of materials, depending on the requirements and specifications of the application. For example, for use with those demanding applications like automotive torque transmission, manufacturers will likely select a hard metal like brass, copper, steel, stainless steel or titanium. To accommodate applications where low weight is a requirement, but taxing conditions are not, expect gears made of highly wear-resistant plastics like polycarbonate or nylon. Most gear systems, aside from those used in consumer applications, are likely to experience vibration, heat and the presence of corrosive materials. To combat their wearing effects and the possible disruption of proper gear performance, gear manufacturers generally recommend some form of lubrication be used on the majority of gear systems. To learn more, prospective gear owners should discuss their application settings with an experienced gear manufacturing professional. After sharing a customer shares his or her requirements, gear manufacturers will also be able to decide whether or not their gear system would benefit from additional machining processes like gear hobbing. With the right gear manufacturer, prospective owners can’t go wrong.


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Gear Manufacturers – Omni Gear & Machine Corporation
Gear Manufacturers – Omni Gear & Machine Corporation
Gear Manufacturers – Omni Gear & Machine Corporation
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Gear Manufacturers – The Adams Company
Gear Manufacturers – The Adams Company
Gear Manufacturers – The Adams Company






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