Category: Gearboxes

How to Select the Right Gearbox for Your Application

With many different gearbox types available, selecting the right one can be a challenge but the most suitable gearbox for your application will provide the most efficient and cost-effective performance. Proper gearbox selection requires determining how the gearbox must perform and how it will be mounted. This blog outlines the selection process.  Gearbox Types  Industrial […]

How to Lubricate Your Gearbox for Seasonal Temperature Changes

Many people incorrectly assume that high running temperatures created by friction within the gearbox are the only temperature fluctuations that can adversely affect its performance, but the truth is that changes in outdoor temperatures can also negatively influence the operation of industrial gearboxes. As a matter of fact, extreme weather scenarios can impact the performance […]

Planetary Gearboxes: An Ancient Technique with Modern Advantages

Planetary gears have 2,000-year-old roots in Greek history when they were used to predict the movements of the planets in the solar system. Today’s more sophisticated planetary gearboxes are used to drive a variety of machinery. What is a Planetary Gearbox? Planetary gears are a simple configuration of a central “sun” gear and orbiting “planet” […]

Proper Mounting Helps Prevent Gearbox Failure

Essential to providing speed and torque control to the motors of almost all industrial machinery, gearboxes can be found in applications ranging from machine tools to conveyor belts to industrial robots to heavy-duty mining equipment. Because they are durable mechanical devices designed to withstand the high temperatures, pressures and extreme conditions found in industrial environments, […]