It can be challenging and overwhelming choosing the best type of gearbox that ensures optimum performance. You have to take into consideration the gear ratio, pressure, speed, torque, noise, orientation, shaft, and operating cycles. The different types of gearboxes are spur gearboxes, helical gearboxes, bevel gearboxes, spiral gearboxes, hypoid gearboxes, and planetary gearboxes. In order to ensure that the entire duration of the life expectancy of your gearbox is achieved and for smoother operations, consult a gear service specialist for any gearbox issues now. Now, let us learn more about the details of the different types of gearboxes.
When it comes to spur gearboxes, these are considered as the simplest and most common gearboxes available today. The position of the radial teeth allows handling high gear ratios and increasing efficiency rate up to 98%. This is desirable for low-speed and low-impact jobs where loud noise is tolerated because it creates a lot of pressure and noise. The gears of helical gearboxes are like spur gears but the teeth are not laterally positioned to the revolving axis, rather are locked at ninety degrees. Helical gearboxes are quieter than spur gearboxes because of the positioning. Bevel gearboxes have two crossing shafts and cone-style teeth, that promotes versatile motion between these shafts. Bevel gearboxes must be fitted and handled with care because of the high amount of pressure. Bevel gearboxes are suitable for low-speed jobs, and the efficiency rate is just a little bit lower than helical and sour gearboxes. Spiral gearboxes possess the same benefits of helical gear systems with slowly engaging teeth for a less noisy and smoother shaft. In terms of efficiency level, spiral bevel gearboxes have high-efficiency rate (about 95% to 98%). Hypoid gearboxes resemble the types of spiral bevels with drive axes that don’t touch. When it comes to mechanical performance of hypoid gearboxes, it is between 80% to 85%. As compared to spiral bevel gearboxes, hypoid gearboxes are less noisy and more powerful.
Multiple outside planets or gears make up the planetary gearboxes, orbiting around the sun or inner gear, with an efficiency rate of 96% to 98%. Planetary gearboxes have high differentials which are compact, producing triple torque amount. Planetary gearboxes are compatible with helical or bevel gearboxes systems for maximum performance. Regardless of the type of your gearbox system is, the rue efficiency depends on proper maintenance and other important factors. Learn more about right angle gearboxes here!