Speed reducers are devices that are found between the motor and the machine that it powers to decrease the speed of the power that is transmitted. There are many different kinds such as cyclo reducers, gear drives, gear reducers, inline gear reducers, planetary gearboxes, gear boxes, right angle gear boxes, worm gear reducers and several others. Each of these types comes with its own unique application as well as different load and torque capacities for the amount of work it can handle. These are commonly found on the input shaft on any piece of industrial equipment. Some industries that use speed reducers commonly are construction, automotive, food and beverage processing and aerospace just to name a few. Their use can be found on machinery like printing presses, pumps, conveyors and generators as well as other similar equipment. A speed reducer can allow for machinery to have a longer lifetime, perform at its peak and produce speed optimization. It is an added benefit on any piece of equipment that can use this application.
A gear reducer, also referred to as a gear box, is a device that creates maximum force for a machine while still using low amounts of energy. It consists basically of a set of gears that work together to turn the speed it receives from the machine into force creating powerful motion. In any machine application that requires a lot of force in order to work properly, a gear reducer could be the right answer. It is important to select a gear reducer that is appropriate to the machine application. The more gears contained inside a gear reducer the more powerful it becomes and the bigger the loads are that it can handle. As technology further advances so have gear reducers over time and they will continue to do so.