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Gears are utilized to transmit motion and power between shafts. Gears can be found in virtually every industry, including packaging, material handling, conveyors, machine tools, indexing, food processing, and construction. MPT Drives, Inc. offers gears in many materials, such as plastic, non-metallic, brass, steel and cast iron.

Different Types of Gearings

The most common types of gears used across various industries are:

  • Spur Gears: Spur gears transmit motion and power between parallel shafts. Different styles include spur, gear rack, pinion wire, stem pinions, and internal gears. Most of these come with a selection of bore diameters, keyways, and setscrews to accommodate a wide variety of application requirements. Spur gears are the most cost effective style of gearing.

  • Helical Gears: Helical gears utilize a 45 degree helix angle to transmit motion between non-intersecting shafts, which are parallel, or at 90 degrees to each other. This gear type provides a smoother, quieter operation, and higher horse power capacity over a spur gear.

  • Miter and Bevel Gears: Miter and Bevel gears are designed to transmit power and motion between intersecting shafts at right angles. Miter gears operate in pairs at a 1:1 ratio, and have the same number of teeth. Bevel gears are available in sets with different ratio configurations.

  • Worm Gears: Worm gears are utilized in power transmission applications requiring high ratio speed reduction in a limited space. The gears are used on right angle, non-intersecting shafts. When properly aligned, worms and worm gears are the quietest and smoothest form of gearing. One drawback of worm gearing is that as the ratio of this gearing increases, the efficiency of the gearing decreases.

MPT Drives, Inc. provides appropriate gearboxes for a variety of applications. We provide a wide array of gear types, shaft configurations, ratios, housing materials, and mounting methods.

For further information or trade enquiries, you can call on (248) 585-9700, or email at The sales representative at MPT Drives, Inc., will assist you with everything regarding gears for your applications.