Bevel helical gearboxes & geared motors feature an angular design with the output shaft of the unit typically turned 90 degrees in reference to the input shaft. This type of gearbox is used to transmit, split or distribute the power of a singular rotating mechanical drive shaft through the angled output.
Some bevel helical gearboxes & geared motors are designed with an angle either greater or lesser than 90 degrees, plus all bevel helical units can be equipped with either solid or hollow shafts.
Gearboxes with a bevel helical design provide high power density and output torques, and they are most often used for angular geared motor applications. They produce stable power and energy transmission, which is possible thanks to the special engagement of the gear teeth as explained below.
Let’s look closer at bevel helical gearboxes & geared motors.
Working Mechanism of Bevel Helical Gearbox
The working mechanism of bevel helical gearboxes & geared motors features curved teeth contained within a cone-shaped base located near the gearbox’s edge. This design enables the gearbox to generate rotational motion between the right-angled or non-parallel shafts while maintaining a quiet and sturdy operation.
Typically, bevel helical gearboxes are single stage units supplied with gear ratios ranging from 1:1 to 4:1. They can also be supplied in a variety of fractional gear ratios as well, so speak to your local gearboxes supplier for advice if you need a fractional ratio.
Applications of Bevel Helical Gearboxes & Geared Motors
Bevel helical gearboxes are best suited to applications where a drive line needs to turn a corner. They are also ideal for applications where one drive line needs to power multiple devices from a single motor, such as in the automobile manufacturing industry, where they power rollers on the production line. Bevel helical gearboxes in car production will feature one motor driving multiple rollers at 90 degrees to the main drive shaft.
These gearboxes are also excellent for any applications that need a high torque output with a good efficiency ratio. Because of their relatively small size and great power density, bevel helical gearboxes & geared motors are often used to power the likes of baggage conveyors and industrial mixers, with this gearbox design popular in the concrete, steel and plastics industries. You will also find bevel helical gear motors in all manner of factories, food processing and metal production plants, as well as in nuclear plants, offshore and subsea stations.
The bevel helical gearbox is often popular with this wide variety of applications because of the superior capacity for power transfer, compared to the likes of worm gearboxes.
If you require any bevel helical gearboxes & geared motors, then contact YB Components who are the UK’s leading gearboxes supplier in Yorkshire. We keep local stocks of all such parts and more ready to ship out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world.