Mitre & Bevel Gears
Mitre and bevel gears are types of gears that operate at a straight right angle to transfer motion between perpendicular shafts whilst utilising teeth and rotation. Bevel and mitre gears are commonly made from steel and the gears are available in a wide range of pitch, bore and module sizes.
How do mitre and bevel gears work?
Bevel gears are designed to transmit rotary motion between intersecting shafts. Their tooth-bearing faces are conical, and although they’re usually mounted on shafts that are 90° apart, they can be designed for almost any angle. Like a bevel, mitre gears feature an equal number of teeth and are used for transmitting rotational motion with a 1:1 ratio at a 90° angle.
What are mitre and bevel gears used for?
Mitre and Bevel gears have a wide range of applications, including in material handling and pumps, and in the automotive and commercial industries, among others. They are also found in numerous types of mechanical equipment, including:
- Food packaging equipment
- Welding positioning equipment
- Machine tools, including mills and lathes
- Compression systems for oil and gas markets
- Food-canning equipment
- Fluid control valves
- Lawn and garden equipment
- Track inspection machines
- Cooling towers
- Printing presses