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Gear Drive Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of gear drive manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top gear drive manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find gear drive companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture gear drives to your companies specifications. Then contact the gear drive companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of variable speed drives, right angle drives, worm gear drives, or customized gear drive of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Bloomingdale, IL 630-980-1133

    If you are searching for high powered gear drives then you have come to the right place. Our gear drives are easy to install and very simple to maintain. We are eager to focus our efforts to your exact needs. Our professionals are well-versed in our industry and we have the background to successfully manufacture any gear drive. You can trust us to manufacture amazing and high tolerance solutions.

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  • Cleveland, OH 800-423-3169

    Cleveland Gear Co. has specialized in speed control technology including a variety of quality manufactured speed reducers since 1912. We have successfully developed speed reducers for material handling, mineral processing, and more. You will find that our products have uncompromising quality, making all others less than the best. We will fulfill your exact requirements and that's what continues to make Cleveland Gear one of the top manufacturers in our industry.

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  • Macon, GA 478-746-7623

    At B&D Industrial, our speed reducers are engineered for maximum efficiency. We are expanding our product lines to meet the demands of our customers. Our high performance automatic relubrication systems are quality assured. Our speed reducers can be equipped with water cooled housing, hollow-through bore, low backlash, and high quality planetary gearing. Our premier solutions are competitively priced. Give us a call today to learn more!

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  • Cicero, IL 708-780-4800

    Broadwind Inc is a leading manufacturer of industrial gears and gearboxes. With our expert team, we guarantee quality products with exceptional customer service. We continually strive to solve all of our consumer's challenges!

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  • Sioux Center, IA 712-722-4135

    Groschopp, Inc. is a leading supplier/manufacturer of speed reducers, gear reducers, right angle speed reducers, planetary gear speed reducers, gear motors and more. We have perfected product designs, delivered expert technical assistance and provided superior product performance for over 70 years. Our motors can be shipped to your door in two days.

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Gear Drives Industry Information

Gear Drives

Gear drives are mechanisms designed to alter the speed, torque or direction of rotating shafts using gear ratios. They are used to provide a variable output speed from a constant speed power source or to increase torque for a variable speed power source; standard ratios range from 5:1 up to 60:1.

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Design Elements for Gear Drives

Gear drives are generally used for applications with heavy loads or those that need consistent performance with low maintenance. They are constructed of steel. The simplest gear drives are made with a large gear and a small gear on either side of two connected gears. Compared to belt or chain drives, gear drives are usually more expensive but have a wide range of uses including auxiliary transmissions, hydraulic drives and differentials.

Applications for Gear Drives

They are most commonly used in motor vehicles as the transmission, where they adapt the output of the engine to a rotation speed suitable for the drive wheels. Because engines operate at high rotational speeds, the transmission reduces the high speed of the engine to the slow speed of the wheels, which increases torque.

Pedal bicycles also use a transmission, though it is substantially less complex. Gear drives are also widely used in material handling such as grain, rock or bulk materials as well as in conveyor systems, bottling equipment and packaging machinery.

Automotive Gear Drives
Automotive transmissions will often have more than one gear ratio and may switch among them as the input speed increases or decreases. This can be done manually or automatically. In motor vehicles, the transmission is connected to the engine's crankshaft and the driveshaft, which is joined to one or more differentials. Gear drives used in automotive transmissions typically provide four to ten speeds, depending on the vehicle. Auxiliary transmissions are installed behind the main transmission and are used to increase the ratios when needed. Gear drives used as power take offs are also mounted beside the main transmission and help provide offset from normal drivelines.
Marine Gears
Marine gear are transmissions that carry power to the propeller and usually only have one speed for forward and one for reverse. Similar mechanisms include gear boxes, gear reducers and reduction gears, each working differently but to the same end. Cyclo reducers use rolling elements to reduce the input speed in a vertical or horizontal orientation while right angle gear boxes are positioned perpendicularly. Inline gear reducers can have parallel input and output shafts and are designed to be used in a line with other equipment in order to promote a smooth flow of operation.


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