What is a Gear Drive?
Gear drives are typically described by the arrangement of their shafts or how they mount to equipment.
There are three basic configurations:
- Inline: A concentric gear drive, also commonly referred to as an inline gear drive, is one in which the high and low speed shafts are on the same horizontal and vertical planes.
- Parallel: Parallel gear drives position the high- and low-speed shafts on the same horizontal plane and parallel to each other.
- Right-Angle: Right-angle gear drives have a 90-degree angle between the high- and low-speed shafts.
Gear drives use several types of gears in different configurations, including worm, helical, bevel, spindle, and spur gears.