Spur Gears

Spur Gears

What is a Spur Gear.

A spur gear is a type of gear that is used to transmit motion and power between parallel shafts. The teeth of a spur gear are straight and run parallel to the axis of rotation. Spur gears are the simplest and most common type of gear and are used in many applications such as in automobiles, watches, washing machines, and more. They are also used in many industrial applications such as in conveyor systems, printing presses, and more.

Spur gears can be classified into two main categories: External and Internal. Gears with teeth on the outside of the cylinder are known as “external gears”. Gears with teeth on the internal side of the cylinder are known as “internal gears”. An external gear can mesh with an external gear or an internal gear.

Spur Gears have the teeth cut parallel to the axis of the shaft. A cross-section of the tooth is identical in both size and shape along the entire length.

Spur Gearing is used over a wide range of applications from gearboxes fitted to motorcars, to large drives in heavy plant.

In addition to Steel and Cast Iron, we can also offer a variety of other materials. Where the application requires, we can also include tooth rounding or chamfering as part of the finished product.


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