What is a bevel gear?
Gears: are devices made of toothed wheels that transfer mechanical power between two elements. They are commonly used in machines employed in numerous industrial processes, such as production lines and drive systems, but also in sectors as diverse as mining, aeronautics, pharmaceuticals or textiles. The purpose for which they are manufactured determines the design of the gears (bevel gears, spur gears, helical gears, etc.) as well as their materials.
The use of gears is widespread because they offer many advantages:
They occupy little space
They can transfer large amounts of power
They have a high performance
They require very basic maintenance
They eliminate any chance of slippage
In this article, we will focus on what a bevel gear is and how it works, so as to understand its uses and learn how to select the most appropriate for our project.