Metric and Imperial Mitre Gears
- 0.8-6.0 MOD/5-48DP
- Steel EN8, (080M40/080M46) or equivalent 1:1 Ratio
- Brass CZ 121 1 1: Ratio
- Die Cast Zinc 1:1 Ratio
- Moulded Nylon 6 (PA6), 30% Glass filled
- Moulded HOSTAFORM® C
- Hard-wearing Polyketone
- Moulded Acetal/DELRIN® 500 1:1 Ratio
- Intermediate sizes and special mitres to drawing
What is a Mitre Gear?
Mitre gears are part of the category of gears that generally feature 90 degree rotating intersecting axes. They are a type of Bevel Gear with a ratio of 1:1 and work in pairs. They are also available in spiral and angular versions.
What does a Mitre Gear look like?
Straight Mitre gears come in pairs, with both gears having the same number of straight teeth, enabling identical mitre gears to mesh together. They feature a conical shaped, pitched surface. Non-perpendicular (Angular) Mitre Gears feature angles between 45 and 120 degrees. Spiral Mitre Gears are never identical, so are supplied in matched left and right-handed pairs.
How does a Mitre Gear work?
Mitre Gears are paired together and used to change the direction of power transmission. Unlike Bevel Gears a pair of Mitre Gears, with their identical number of teeth on each gear, do not allow any increase or decrease in speed.
What does a Mitre Gear do?
Mitre gears are used to change the direction of shaft rotation.
Where is a Mitre Gear used?
Mitre Gears are used in a wide range of applications where a change in rotation direction is required, but a change in speed is not.
Good to know about Mitre Gears?
Identical Mitre Gears with straight teeth can be paired together. Spiral Mitre Gears must be in matched pairs, with a left and right-handed version. Due to the operating angle it is important to ensure that positioning of the gears is precise and that the shaft’s bearings can support the significant forces being transmitted.