What is a Right Angle Gearbox?
Right-angle gearboxes, also known as perpendicular gearboxes, feature a design in which the input and output shafts are perpendicular to each other. This design allows for a compact, space-saving solution that is suitable for applications with limited space. Right-angle gearboxes also offer a wide range of gear ratios, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.
Definition and Design of Right-Angle Gearboxes
Right-angle gearboxes typically consist of two or more sets of gears, with each set mounted on a separate shaft. The gears in the gearbox transmit power and torque from the input shaft to the output shaft through meshing teeth. The input and output shafts are mounted at a 90-degree angle to each other and are typically supported by bearings.
Advantages of Right-Angle Gearboxes
Right-angle gearboxes offer several advantages, including:
- Space-saving design: The 90-degree angle design of right-angle gearboxes allows for a compact, space-saving solution.
- Versatility: Right-angle gearboxes can be used in a variety of applications, including printing presses, packaging machines, and robotics.
- High gear ratio range: Right-angle gearboxes offer a wide gear ratio range, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.
- Efficient power transmission: Right-angle gearboxes can efficiently transmit power and torque between the input and output shafts.
Disadvantages of Right-Angle Gearboxes
Right-angle gearboxes do have some disadvantages, including:
- Lower efficiency: Right-angle gearboxes may have lower efficiency compared to other gearbox designs due to the 90-degree angle design.
- Increased noise and vibration: The 90-degree angle design of right-angle gearboxes can result in increased noise and vibration compared to other gearbox designs.
- Limited torque capacity: Right-angle gearboxes may have a lower torque capacity than other gearbox designs and may not be suitable for high-torque applications.
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Why Choose Sumitomo Right-Angle Gearboxes?
Sumitomo offers a range of high-quality, reliable right-angle gearboxes suitable for a wide range of industrial applications. With features such as a space-saving design, high gear ratio range, and efficient power transmission, Sumitomo right-angle gearboxes offer a reliable and efficient solution for your power transmission needs. Choose Sumitomo for quality, reliability, and performance.
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Manufacturers often need right-angle gears for their machinery. A right-angle gearbox is a type of gearbox in which the shaft changes direction at right angles. It can be a 1 to 1 ratio or greater than one, such as 2:1 or 15:1. If the ratio is 1:1, it is a right-angle drive. If the ratio is greater than 1:1, it is a right-angle speed reducer.
Right-angle gearboxes can be configured to almost any specifications. Using our standard design components, you can build a right-angle gearbox quickly. For customized designs that meet your needs, custom designs are available by using our Product Configurator. If you are configuring a right-angle gearbox for the first time, consider contacting us.