Sprockets

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Sprockets are very important mechanical components. As the most common part used in conjunction with sprockets, chains can be defined as a series of joined (typically metal) links, flexible in only one direction and used to transfer power in machinery through enmeshing with the machine’s sprockets. Industrial manufacturing is one of the more common industries that benefit from sprockets. Read More…

Sprockets Sprockets are thin cylindrical wheels with toothed rims that, through the use of parts such as chains or tracks, function to transfer rotational force into motion. Sprockets are very similar to gears; however, the main difference between the two is that gears must be used in conjunction with other toothed parts to transmit motion, whereas sprockets transmit motion through perforated or indented materials.

Leading Manufacturers

Joliet, IL  |  800-876-7216

Omni G & M Corporation is a leading gear fabricator specializing in precision machined and custom solutions in a variety of sizes and types. Please check out Omni G & M’s website or call a friendly personnel member today! Omni G & M’s commitment to customers is job #1 and customers across the United States depend on Omni’s experienced professionals for quality and reliability.

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Omni Gear & Machine Corporation $$$

East Walpole, MA  |  800-491-1073

Gears are what we do best, and we are experts in our field. We have three generations of experience backing our company, and we use all of it to benefit you in any way possible. We know exactly how to make gears efficiently and with durability. No matter what kind of gear you need, we can get it for you. Contact us today for additional details!

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Commercial Gear & Sprocket Company, Inc. $$$

Syracuse, NY  |  315-488-0100

Gear Motions is a leading gear manufacturer specializing in supplying custom cut and ground gears. Whether we’re manufacturing your gear complete or working from your blanks, our wide range of precision gear manufacturing capabilities and services deliver quality gears to meet almost any application. The Gear Motions network is capable of manufacturing all types of products including precision ground helical, spur, bevel and worm gears, sprockets, timing pulleys, shafts, splines and more.

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Gear Motions, Inc. $$$

Houston, TX  |  713-862-6200

Precision Pump and Gear Works specializes in gear repairs by either rebuilding the broken or chipped teeth, re-cutting them, or by rehobbing them. Part of our repair process is determining what happened so we can report it back to our customers; any misalignments, excessive temperatures, or overloading in the machine will be reported. We offer gearbox repair 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Precision Pump will pick up and deliver gearboxes for free, all across the US. For more information about PPG call us today!

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Precision Pump & Gear Works $$$

South Bend, IN  |  574-234-4116

Schafer Gear Works is a leading producer of high-precision, custom-engineered industrial gears & machined parts. Look to us for the production of your spur, helical or internal gears. Since 1934, our values of hard work & commitment to customer satisfaction have been well ingrained into the culture of our company. Bring us your most demanding specifications and we’ll provide effective solutions.

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Schafer Gear Works, Inc. $$$

Hayward, CA  |  510-782-9226

Perry Tool & Research produces powder metal gears to AGMA standards of 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 and processes to a Cpk 1.33 minimum. Bushings, bearings, grooved pulleys and an array of other mechanical parts are manufactured to the same high standards. We have 42 years of excellence producing powder metal parts.

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However, additional industries include automotive, for power transmission applications; agriculture and forestry, in various types of equipment; film and paper, for film transport mechanisms found in move projectors and cameras; and electronics, for computer printers and electric motors.

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Sprockets are made from a wide range of materials: stainless steel, which works best for high temperature and food processing applications; cast iron, most often used with flat wire conveyor belts; and plastics such as nylon, polyethylene and polyurethane, which allow for continuous use at high temperatures.

Sprockets are formed in much the same way as gears, through cutting techniques such as hobbing, so that they are able withstand harsh and repetitive use. Sprocket hobbing is the process of using a broaching machine to cut the grooves, known as teeth, into a component. Capable of cutting sprockets with different numbers and varying sizes of teeth, sprocket hobbing is used to make teeth for many different kinds of sprockets. Additional machining processes are used, such as drilling, in order to ensure the best teeth and closest tolerances. Secondary service including heat treating and hand finishing can be used in order to provide additional strength and quality. Often cut in both English and metric dimensions, there are many different types of sprockets available including idler, roller chain, split, timing belt and film.

Idler sprockets are used to prevent whipping action and to help obtain optimum chain tension in power transmissions. Also useful in power transmission, roller chain sprockets are light-weight, durable and often used for precision equipment components. Split sprockets, on the other hand, are useful in applications requiring detachment without having to dismantle machinery. Timing belt sprockets are also referred to as synchronous sprockets and provide timed, non-slip power transmission. Film sprockets refer to the type of sprocket used to move film through various machines by engaging with holes located along the two sides of the film strip.

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