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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.

  • Bloomingdale, IL 630-980-1133

    DieQua is a manufacturer and supplier of the widest range of speed reducers, including helical & helical/bevel gear motors, inline & right angle servo gear heads, low backlash spiral bevel gearboxes and customized gearbox designs. DieQua also has the experience and know-how to help you select the optimal gear technology for your unique application.

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  • Freeport, NY 888-260-7466

    If you need any type of gearbox—whether it’s a right angle gearbox, parallel shaft gearbox, or a crossed axis gearbox—you need Ondrives.US. We are an ISO 9001:2015 certified leading manufacturer of gearboxes, and we have the expertise to help you acquire the perfect standard or custom gearbox for your unique application. Visit our website for more information. We serve industries such as food and beverage, medical, aerospace, and many others.

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  • Peabody, MA 800-921-3332

    Harmonic Drive is a world leader in the design and manufacture of zero backlash, high-ratio harmonic drive gear heads, speed reducers and gear reducers. Standard and customer-specific units are available with less than 1 arc minute positional accuracy and +/- 5 arc seconds repeatability.

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  • Cleveland, OH 800-676-2839

    Since 1980, Matex Products has been a supplier of Matex gear modules that are patented in both the United States and Japan. We specialize in gear motors, gear assemblies, planetary gear reducers, gear boxes and gear heads. We serve a variety of industries with high-quality, low-cost products.

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  • Farmington Hills, MI 248-553-3020

    Our worm gear boxes have been serving customers all around the world since we first opened our doors. Our dedicated teams of staff members will work with you closely from prototype to production to ensure that we are offering the exact products that you have been searching for! To learn more about what we may be able to do for you; get in touch with our friendly customer service representatives today!

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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Why do Replacement Gearboxes Fail?

Why do Replacement Gearboxes Fail? Have you ever replaced a failed gearbox, whether it just wore out after years of faithful service or it crashed and burned as the result of a major jam? Have you ever had said gearbox mysteriously fail again after only a day or a week or a month? Whether you are a user, a distributor who sold it to the user, or an OEM providing service to the user, the situation can be extremely frustrating. Unfortunately the reason for the failure probably wasn’t because of... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

businessIndustry 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!

Speed Reducers
Speed Reducers
Speed Reducers
Speed Reducers – DieQua Corporation
Speed Reducers – DieQua Corporation
Speed Reducers – DieQua Corporation



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