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How to Source Custom Gear Reducers

Gear reducers—also known as speed reducers or gearboxes—are mechanical devices used to reduce the input power source speed to achieve the desired output speeds and raise the output torque to appropriate levels for the application. They consist of an input gear with fewer teeth than the output gear. This design causes the output gear to rotate slower than the input gear, which decreases the output speed and multiplies the amount of torque generated by the input source. 

Since gear reducers are available in many shapes and sizes, it can be difficult to choose one for a particular application. Fortunately, the gear drive experts at Superior Gearbox Company have put together the following guide to sourcing custom gear reducers. It highlights the steps to take to ensure the component you select is right for your needs. 

Identify the Application of the Custom Gear Reducer

Gear reducers are used to decrease speed and increase torque of a variety of industrial and household machines. Examples of equipment in which they are commonly found include: 

  • Agricultural equipment
  • Carts
  • Conveyor systems
  • Mining tools
  • Presses
  • Pumps

Each of these applications has different needs that affect the optimal design for the speed reducer. It is important to consider these unique requirements and restrictions before going into the design and prototyping stages. 

Design and Prototype the Custom Gear Reducer

Once you’ve identified the demands of the application, we can design a gear reducer that can achieve and accommodate the necessary speed and torque levels. Additionally, our team of experts will work with you to ensure your custom gearbox design meets the other requirements and restrictions of the application, including with regard to environmental conditions, transfer accuracy, output style and modifications, and size/fit. Creating prototypes of each design helps ensure you create a component with the proper form, fit, and function. 

Choose a Supplier That Can Meet Your Needs

Working with a custom gearbox manufacturer ensures the design of a product that meets your exact design requirements for power, speed, and torque.  The manufacturer you choose for your custom gear reducer project can significantly affect the success of your project. You should partner with a company that has the knowledge and skills to help you identify what type of gear reducer you need for your application and design, prototype, and manufacture an appropriate solution. 

Superior Gearbox Company: A Reliable Supplier of Custom Gear Reducers

Looking for a manufacturer you can rely on to provide a custom gearbox that meets your application demands for form, fit, and function? Superior Gearbox Company is the ideal partner! Equipped with over 45 years of gear drive manufacturing experience, we have what it takes to deliver gear drives for nearly any customer need.   Our skilled team with work with you from every step of the way to develop cost-effective solutions for even the most demanding applications.

We are superior in more than just name:

  • We provide superior products. We supply right angle, bevel, worm gear, and spindle drives for various on- and off-road applications. We can also custom-design gear drives for unique applications. 
  • We maintain superior advantages. We utilize state-of-the-art engineering software to produce consistent and economical products that offer reliable performance throughout years of use.
  • We offer superior services. We can take products from design to prototype to final testing. Our team ensures each component is carefully manufactured, tested, and inspected to ensure it meets the highest quality standards every time. 

Ready to experience The Superior Advantage? Contact us today.