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What You Need to Know About Worm Gears

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Looking to buy gears? Have you considered looking directly at worm gear manufacturers or other gear manufacturers? One of the benefits of doing so is that worm gear manufacturers are the expert in their field. Because they work so closely with their product, they can answer almost any question you might have about how their product works or what it would work best with. They usually have a larger selection than regular retailers and can generally offer a better price. Worm gear manufacturers also usually sell other types of gears you may be looking for, such as worm gears, spur gears, and bevel gears.

Did you also know that gears are one of the oldest methods of transmitting motion? With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the most common types of gears:

What Kind of Gears Are There?

Worm Gears

If you ask worm gear manufacturers, they could tell you that worm gear design is interesting: usually made up of a steel worm (which looks kind of like a large screw) and a brass wheel.The worm gear is one of the older styles of gear, but has maintained its popularity due how well it functions as a large gear reductor. The worm can usually turn the gear, but the gear can’t turn the worm, creating a friction that keeps the worm in place. This friction can often act as a brake and are usually used with a spur gear. Worm gears are found in conveyor belts, rudders, car steering mechanisms, and hoists.

Spur Gears

A spur gear is one of the simplest and more common kind of gears out there. This kind of gear is also called a helical gear and the teeth of the gear are straight. They also tend to be one of the louder types of gears, which is why you won’t generally find them in your car. Popular materials used to make spur gears include cast iron, alloy steel, cast steel, and carbon steels. Spur gears can be found in electric screwdrivers, washing machines, and clothes dryers.

Bevel Gears

Bevel gears usually come in one of two forms: the straight bevel gear or the spiral bevel gear. In the straight bevel gear, the teeth of the gear are straight and run parallel to the pitch surface of the bevel gear. In the spiral bevel gear, the teeth are curved and set at an angle. The curve and angle allows the spiral bevel gear to operate with less vibration and noise than the straight bevel gear. Cast iron is often used in the manufacturing of bevel gears, because of its durability and longevity. These gears are often found in cars, cooling towers, printing presses, and locomotives.

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