Spur Gear - Advantages, Disadvantages & Applications

Spur Gear – Advantages, Disadvantages & Applications

Spur gears have their own advantages, disadvantages and applications. Advantages of Spur Gear: Spur gears have high power transmission efficiency. They are compact and easy to install. They offer constant velocity ratio. Unlike belt drives, spur gear drives have no slip. Spur gears are highly reliable. They can be used to transmit large amount of [...]

Spur Gear - An Introduction

Spur Gear – An Introduction

In my previous article, I explained worm gears with their advantages, disadvantages and applications. In this article, I will be giving you a brief introduction to spur gear. Introduction: Spur gear is the most common type of gear used. It is used for transmitting power between two parallel shafts. In this type of gear, the [...]

How to Design a Flat Belt Drive [Step-by-step Tutorial]

How to Design a Flat Belt Drive [Step-by-step Tutorial]

Hello there! Have you ever wondered how to solve design problems based on flat belts? This tutorial is for you. It explains flat belt design in a step-by-step manner. Read every step carefully for good understanding. For reading convenience, this tutorial has been split into four pages Solving Design problems based on Flat Belts: There [...]

Gear - Introduction and Classification

Gear – Introduction and Classification

Gears (or cogs) are toothed wheels used for the transmission of power in many mechanical systems. When two gears are meshed with each other, a definite velocity ratio is obtained. Velocity ratio (or gear ratio) is the ratio between the angular velocity of driving gear and the angular velocity of driven gear. Gears are typically [...]

Worm Gear - Definition, Working & Applications

Worm Gear – Definition, Working & Applications

Worm gears are special gears used in rudders, automobile steering mechanisms, hoists and rolling mills. A worm gear drive consists of two elements: Driving element → Screw Driven element → Helical gear Driving element (screw) is called worm and driven element (helical gear) is called worm gear or worm wheel. Worm gear drives are typically [...]