Gear Reducer Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of gear reducer manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source gear reducer manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate gear reducer companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture gear reducers for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading gear reducer manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for reduction gear boxes, speed reducer gearboxes, or right angle gearboxes.

  • Bloomingdale, IL

    As the exclusive North American marketing, sales, engineering, and manufacturing partner of several world class European manufacturers, DieQua offer a wide range of premium quality power transmission and motion control components designed specifically to enhance the performance of your machine designs. These include quality made gear reducers, in addition to much more.

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  • Cleveland, OH

    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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  • Salem, NH

    Onvio has manufactured high precision components and solutions for over 35 years. Our line of products includes speed reducers, planetary gears, and more. We also provide integrated subassemblies and complete systems. We are committed to working alongside our customers in order to ensure that they achieve their ideal design goals while staying within their budget. Whether your industry is in automation, robotics, or motion control, let our team handle your requirements.

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  • Greene, ME

    TNE, Inc. provides quality products and services, specializing in new, surplus, used and rebuilt Falk gear reducers. Visit us online to search our inventory of over 1,000 gearboxes, worm gears, right angle gear boxes, etc. Because of our quality work, all of our rebuilt equipment has a one year warranty.

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  • Milwaukee, WI

    Rexnord is a custom manufacturer and distributor of power transmission and conveying components including gearboxes, gear motors, right angle gear boxes and right angle speed reducers. With more than 100 years of experience, service and technical support, Rexnord gears maximize performance while lowering total cost of ownership.

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Gear Reducers Industry Information

Gear Reducers

Sometimes also referred to as a gearbox or very basic transmission, a gear reducer is a mechanism designed to generate a large amount of force for a machine while simultaneously using as little energy as possible.

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Gear Reducers Advantages

This is made possible through the gear ratios produced by the gears and shafts of a gear reducer. In doing so, it accomplishes its other goal, to minimize total machine size, minimize power size and absorb heavy shock loads. To that end, most gear reducers are lightweight and exhibit low consumption rates as they maintain steady startups and heavy transmission torque.

Materials Used in Gear Reducers

Gear reducers may be made from a number of different materials, though most commonly, they are made from steel-based metals like stainless steel. This is the case because steel products, particularly stainless steel, are strong, durable, corrosion resistant, rust resistant and impact resistant, among other things. Other common metal materials from which gear reducers may be made include iron, aluminum and brass. In addition, some types of gears reducers and/or gear reducers 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 gear reducer. For example, more durable materials equip a gear reducer with larger torque reduction capabilities and an ability to resist the power of stronger motors, making the gear reducer more durable as well. Less durable materials, for the same reasons in reverse, are best suited in the construction of gear reducers that will be paired with low power motors.

Types of Gear Reducers

Some of the most popular gear reducer types today are helical gear reducers, worm gear reducers and planetary gear reducers. Each of these gear types reflects a different configuration with different specific load and torque capacities. Helical gear reducers, for example, are known for their compact size and their shock absorbency. Meanwhile, worm gear reducers operate at a right angle, and are also known for their small size and superior shock absorbency.

Finally, planetary gear reducers boast a special system of gears that revolve around the center, or sun, gear. This allows it to produce astonishingly low amounts of waste and highly efficient results. Often, gear reducers such as these are used in tandem with one another in order to meet the unique requirements of an application.

Application for Gear Reducers

Widely used in transmission systems and motor vehicles, gear reducers are also popular for use in industrial machines including build machinery, mine machinery, metallurgy machinery and robotics. Just a few of the other products on the market in which they may be found include: sprinklers, wind turbines, helicopters, go-karts, electric pencil sharpeners, electric screwdrivers, watches, rotary motors and farm tractors.

Things to Consider When Purchasing Gear Reducers

Gear Reducer Characteristics
Available with several different types of inputs, outputs and mounting capabilities, the characteristics of a gear reducer must be chosen with care. This is especially true when the reducer is being purchased for use in a mechanical system. Factors that customers and manufacturers alike should consider when selecting or putting together the right reducer for the job include: reduction ratio, weight, size, construction, behavioral traits and prize. In addition, customers should be aware of any and all industry standards to which they are beholden. It is important to note that for the best performance, customers should seek out a gear reducer that has lower torque ripple and velocity, as high torque ripple and speeds can detrimentally cause excitation in a driven machine system. However, when a gear reducer is well-made, well-matched and correctly installed, it can work wonders for any number of diverse applications.
Another consideration that manufacturers make when constructing a gear reducer is its teeth, as the teeth of a gear reducer play a large role in the determination of its strength and efficiency. A gear reducer with straight teeth, for example, is typically only employed in a low-speed application, while a gear reducer 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.
Finding a Gear Reducer Specialist
To get the best, most comprehensive advice, it is important that you turn to a reputable gear reducer specialist. Find such specialists by scrolling close to the top of this page and perusing the many experts we have listed along with their contact information there. All of those with whom we partner are experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about their trade. Reach out today to get started.

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