In the world of precision gear manufacturing, there are often many opportunities to increase efficiency simply by changing one of the elements of your gear production process. Many gear manufacturers don’t realize that there are several instances where a helical gear may be superior to spur gears.
The first benefit of a helical gear train, is the teeth of the gear engage in small increments as opposed to the entire face engaging at once. This reduces the noise that is normally caused as gears transfer power.
Another aspect to think about is whether or not your project requires power to be transferred between non-parallel shafts. Helical gears allow for this happen, but sometimes this comes at the cost of efficiency, which is another element to consider.
The final advantage that helical gears provide over spur gears is the strength output. Helical gears can handle more load than spur gears because the helical gear tooth is diagonally positioned and therefore effectively larger. For same tooth size and equivalent width, helical gears will provide superior strength.
If you’re in the precision gear manufacturing industry, there are a lot of ways to increase the efficiency of your unique gear production project. Stay with our blog to learn more in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions or comments about using helical gears of spur or ground gears, let us know by speaking to our expert staff. Contact us today!