Exploring Different Types of Gears

Exploring Different Types of Gears

Exploring Different Types of Gears

We are continuing our series highlighting different types of gear mechanisms. Our previous article covered bevel gears, rack and pinion gears, and work gears. Today, we will take a look at three more types of gears.

Spur Gears

Spur gears are gears with straight teeth. They are one of the most common types of gears used in manufacturing. You’ll find spur gears used in numerous applications including automotive manufacturing, aerospace manufacturing, and appliances, just to name a few.

Helical Gears

Helical gears resemble spur gears, but instead of straight teeth, their teeth are twisted. Helical gears are typically less noisy and more resilient than spur gears.  They can be used in many of the same types of applications as spur gears.

Planetary Gears

Planetary gear sets are comprised of three primary components, a sun gear, a ring gear, and planet gears. Planetary gears are commonly used in the production of transmissions for cars and trucks.

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