Understanding Gear Profile and Gear Module

The geometry of a simple spur gear tooth is complex. Numerous dimensional parameters define the shape of the tooth profile, determine how the gears fit together, and identify locations where forces act at the gear teeth.  Two of the most ...

Video: IN Motion – Offset Conveyor Station

One of the biggest concerns in assembly factories is the production line footprint, or the area that automation stations occupy. In order to make the most efficient use of a given building’s layout, conveyors and workstations are placed in close ...

Q&A: Center to Center Spacing for Shafts with Spur Gears

Question: Dear MISUMI Engineering Team: We are currently building a machine that has several timing shafts that are driven by spur gears, but are having problems determining the correct spacing between the shafts. The shafts are held by bearings mounted ...
Helical Gears

Gears Part 2: 5 Common Gear Types

In the introduction to our gears series we wrote about Backlash and Gear Ratios. Now that you have more background information on gears we can break down the five gear types and some advantages and disadvantages. Let’s start with the ...