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Gearbox Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial gearbox manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source gearbox manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These gearbox companies can design, engineer and manufacture gearboxes to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these gearbox manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of inline gear reduction boxes, inline gearbox reducers, or right angle gear reducers.

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  • Gear Boxes: A Basic Transmission

    I recently paid a visit to the auto shop due to some car issues, and was told the next day that I needed a new transmission. This was not happy news, since transmissions are not cheap. In my frustration I researched what exactly a transmission does and why it's important enough to create such a cash flow issue for me. Ends up, the transmission is pretty interesting, as are the gear boxes that jump started the transmission in its most basic form. Gear boxes are simple mechanisms that utilize input...

  • Gearhead Quick Select Cheat Sheet Produced

    DieQua offers a lot of different gearbox technologies to satisfy servo driven motion control applications, many of which look alike. That can sometimes make it difficult for customers to select the proper product for their particular needs. To aid in narrowing down the model to be considered DieQua has created a quick select cheat sheet highlighting the basic characteristics of our gearhead options. This reference document doesn't help in the selection of a specific part number but rather pinpoints which product group is appropriate for additional investigation. The basic categories...

  • Relying on Gears, Speed Reducers Offer Power Transmission Solutions

    by Rebekah Fuller, IQS editor Due to the advancements in electronic controls, mechanical engineers may have the tendency to bypass the use of gearing, as the robust gears used in machinery of high speed and high power are quite complex in design. However, electronics has a hard time beating gears for such dedicated, high accuracy requirements as in automobile transmissions. For a variety of internal machinery workings, gears are optimum for changing the rate of rotation, the direction of the axis of rotation, and rotary motion to linear motion. The...

  • New Plans, Partners, and Products in 2013

    DieQua is known for the wide range of gearboxes and similar drive components that we provide for a number of machine design applications. It is through continual innovation in product development and the adjoining of new manufacturing partners that enables us to meet the ever growing needs of the industry. As the new year gets underway, we are in the process of expanding our product offering and increasing the local production of current products, which will reduce leadtimes as well as make these products more cost effective. Two additional product...

  • Inducing Lift With Gearboxes

    There are a lot of helicopters that fly around where I live. I never noticed until two couch surfers from Oregon brought it to my attention, but you can constantly hear the buzzing of a helicopter just about everyday. I've come to the conclusion that this phenomenon is directly correlated to the large number of medical facilities in the area. The helicopters are probably medevac either training or rescuing someone. A girl in my freshmen dorm room actually had to be medvaced after a nasty car crash. It was probably...

  • Pencil Sharpeners, a Variation of Planetary Gearboxs

    When I was in high school every classroom was equipped with a mechanical pencil sharpener. Most of the sharpeners worked and were well used but occasionally some kid got the idea it would be funny to stick a tootsie roll in one of them. Mechanical pencils are making pencil sharpeners somewhat obsolete but there will always be a need to sharpen colored pencils or number two pencils for scantrons. Personally, no mechanical pencils will ever replace the Mirado Black Warriors. It was always fun to stand in the corner, interrupting...

Industry Information

Gearbox

A gearbox (also spelled “gear box”), which is also commonly referred to as a transmission, is a mechanism used to increase torque while simultaneously decreasing the speed of a motor-powered object or system. Typically located at the junction point of a power shaft, it does so by transferring energy from one device to another. Most often, gearboxes are thought of in conjunction to automobiles. They are, of course, used extensively with automobiles, but they can also be paired with other types of vehicles and technology. These include rotary mowers, helicopters and wind turbines.

An individual gear box is constructed carefully, with a specific purpose in mind. For that reason, every gearbox is built with a specific gear ratio, which supplies it with the correct level of force needed for the task at hand. Sometimes, gearboxes create a right angle change in direction. This feature is particularly valued for the proper function of rotary motors are helicopters. No matter its exact configuration, the construction of a gearbox is, by and large, fixed. The only feature of a gear box that can be modified after its creation is an adjustment that slows an increase in shaft speed and a related torque reduction. Gearboxes may be made from a number of different materials, though the most common type of materials from which they are made are steel-based metals like stainless steel. Other common metal materials from which gearboxes may be made include aluminum, iron and brass. In addition, some types of gears and/or gears with particular shapes, such as spur gears, may be made using less durable materials like nylon or polycarbonate. In the end, what material or material type a manufacturer selects to make a gearbox directly correlates to the performance the manufacturer wishes for the gearbox. For example, more durable materials equip a gearbox with the larger torque reduction capabilities and an ability to resist the power of stronger motors, making the gearbox more durable as well. Less durable materials, for the same reasons in reverse, are best suited in the construction of gearboxes that will be paired with low power motors. Another consideration that manufacturers make when constructing a gear box is its teeth, as the teeth of a gearbox significantly affect its strength and efficiency. A gear box with straight teeth, for example, is typically only employed in a low-speed application, while a gear box with helical teeth, which is much stronger and provides much greater efficiency in terms of torque reduction, is much more likely to be purchased for use with a high-speed application.

Gearboxes are typically divided into three main categories: manual, automatic and continuously variable. Manual gearboxes, also known as manual transmission or stick-shifts, are gearboxes used in automotive applications that shift with the help of an operator. To shift the gear, said operator will use some sort of lever, such as a clutch, brake pedal, movable gear stick or hand lever. Some manual gearboxes allow a driver to shift to any selected gear at any time, while others restrict their movement at one time to only the gear below or the gear above. Automatic gearboxes or automatic transmission (AT), on the other hand, shift gears without the assistance of an operator. Instead, they, as one might assume, shift automatically based on cues given by the vehicle or system itself. Finally, continuously variable gearboxes or transmission (CVT), which also work automatically, shift through a continuous range of different gear ratios, as opposed to a fixed number of gear ratios. Typically, continuously variable gearboxes are found in snowmobiles, golf carts, small tractors, motor scooters and other small motorized vehicles and utility vehicles. Wind turbines are also gearboxes. Through the very slow rotation of the turbines themselves and the large amount of torque generated therein, wind turbines are able to transfer power to electricity generators, which have much faster rotational speeds and lower torque outputs. Because wind turbines, which may be considered large scale gearboxes, contain many different gears and stages, the electricity generator into which their power goes can still offer consistent output, even when the turbine’s rate of rotation inevitably fluctuates.

For more information on gearboxes, check out the gear box manufacturers and gear box suppliers listed with IQS Directory. Modify your search below by inputting variables like company type, location and certification to find the right match for you. In addition, to save time, submit your inquiry to all the gear box companies you select by using the Request for Quote tool. All of our partners are experienced and reliable, so don’t hesitate to reach out. Get started today!

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