Uses of Straight Bevel Gears

With so many different types of gears, it can be hard to keep track of the wide range of uses for each type of gear. Read on to learn more about straight bevel gears and some of the applications they can be used for.

Bevel Gears

Bevel gears are cone shaped gears designed to transmit motion between intersecting axes. They are usually mounted on shafts that are 90 degrees apart, but can be designed for nearly any angle.

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Straight bevel gears are the most common and also the simplest type of bevel gear. True to their name, they have straight teeth and resemble a spur gear, except that they are conical rather than cylindrical. They also share many properties of spur gears due to the similar tooth shape and the way their teeth engage.


Straight bevel gears have many different uses across industries such as industrial and commercial, material handling, automotive, pumps, and many other industries.  With over a century of gear manufacturing experience, Gear Motions has worked with customers to produce straight bevel gears for a wide range of applications. Some of these include:

  • Food canning equipment
  • Food packaging equipment
  • Welding positioning equipment
  • Lawn and garden equipment
  • Machine tools, including lathes and mills
  • Compression systems for the oil and gas markets
  • Fluid control valves

Bevel Gears from Gear Motions

Gear Motions’ bevel gears are known for their consistency, precision, and dependability. We can manufacture straight bevel gears up to 36” in diameter, and we work with a variety of materials, allowing us the capability to meet the most demanding application requirements. Using Gleason Coniflex Bevel Generators, considered the best in the industry, the Gear Motions team can produce straight bevel gears with your exact dimensions.

Whether your order is large or small, standard or custom, the team at Gear Motions is ready to partner with you. Contact us for a quote today!

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