Spur Gears and Racks
Steel and Stainless steel in standard lengths up to 3000mm standard with continuous mount
Rack sizes available are Module 1 up to Module 8 in either a square or round profile. There is a standard range of gears are available in various tooth numbers, with specials made upon request.
The most common situation is for a spur gear to mesh with another spur gear of a corresponding module, but a gear can mesh with any device having compatible teeth, such as moving linear racks. One of the most important features is that gears of unequal diameters can be combined to produce a mechanical advantage, so that the rotational speed and torque of the second gear are different from that of the first.
Racks and gears are manufactured in many materials including a special range produced specifically for the food industry that are manufactured from either Plastic or Stainless Steel.
Plastic racks and gears are commonly used where weight, corrosion resistance and quietness of operation are required. They run without the need for lubrication making them perfect for food and pharmaceutical industries. There are two types of plastic available, Polyamide and Acetal Copolymer (POM).