The helical gearbox is one of the most popular types of industrial gearboxes. Its size and low power consumption make it perfect for a wide range of industrial applications. They are ideal for heavy-duty operations and are especially useful in the construction of plastics, rubber, and cement. Other common uses for a helical gearbox include compressors, conveyors, and crushers. In addition to these, it is also useful in a wide range of low-power applications.
A helical gearbox has several advantages over spur gears. It is more efficient than a spur gear and can transfer load over 1.5 gear teeth. It is a complex design, so machining a helical gear is more difficult than that of a spur gear. Nevertheless, computerized machining centers have made it possible to reduce the total cost of production. Since helical gears develop thrust loads, they require added strength and weight for the housing.
The helical gears engage at a slow rate. The teeth of the helical gear begin to make contact with each other at one end and remain in contact until the entire gear is spinning. The helix angle ranges from fifteen to thirty degrees. A typical helical gearbox has a ratio of 3:2 to 10:1. Because helical gears produce immense amounts of thrust, the housing of a helical gearbox must be designed to accommodate this force. Additionally, it adds weight and size to the vehicle.
The helical gear units are a versatile choice for industrial applications. These high-quality gear units come in all sizes and configurations. They are manufactured according to the proven UNICASE housing principle. They offer low backlash and high precision, and minimal noise. The helical gear units are also compatible with major manufacturers. There are different types of helical gearboxes that are interchangeable with a conventional planetary gearbox.
Worm gears are highly efficient, which means they are suitable for high-power applications. On the other hand, helical gearboxes are much more expensive than worm gears. However, worm gearboxes are more efficient and cost less. Worm gearboxes also require lower maintenance and are generally silent. In spite of these advantages, worm gearboxes are not always the better choice.
The helical gearbox has many advantages over a conventional planetary gearbox. First of all, the helical gears are made of cylindrical gears that have a slanted helix trace. This helps them to transfer more power with less vibration than conventional spur gears. Moreover, they are also quieter and capable of carrying larger loads. Moreover, helical gears have a slanted tooth trace on each axis, and this helps them to be quieter and more efficient.