Spur Gears

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Spur gears operate on parallel axes; spur gears’ axes are parallel when they are placed next to each other. When two gears designed to interlock with each other are positioned together, one gear turns and transfers torque to the next gear as a result. This simple mechanism of motion transfer has been utilized in countless industries for centuries. Read More…

Spur Gears A spur gear is a cylindrical or disk-shaped tool used to transfer torque to or from other industrial gears. They are among the simplest gear constructions in terms of design and operating principles. They are constructed of a cylinder or disk with simple machined teeth around its perimeter. Variable qualities of material composition, thickness and other features distinguish spur gears from each other, but their conceptual simplicity distinguishes them from all other gear varieties.

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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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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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They have been used in windmills, locomotives, automobiles, aircraft, manufacturing machinery, elevators, escalators, hand power tools and an extensive variety of other equipment that involves the transmission of torque. Spur gears are typically used in low speed applications and situations in which noise control is not an issue; they can generate a lot of noise, especially in industrial applications.

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Spur gears are available in a variety of materials, including steel, nylon, phenolic, bronze, and cast iron. A given spur gear's composition and configuration will vary based on its intended use. Spur gears in a hand-held power tool, for example, will need to combine qualities of durability with low weight in order to make the tool effective as well as easy to handle. In large scale milling operations, spur gears are chosen for their qualities of strength, durability and other features that ensure long-term, efficient operation. Depending on the context, noise control may not be a necessary consideration in choosing a spur gear.

In every application, though, diameter, pitch values and other similar considerations are necessary to ensure effective operation. A spur gear's diameter and the size of its teeth contribute to rotational speed and control. The shape of a spur gear's teeth also contributes to performance; straight teeth are less durable than other shapes, but straight teeth can be much less expensive than other shapes. Such qualities must be evaluated on an individual basis in order to ensure continued, effective and safe gear operation.

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