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Mitre & Bevel Gears

Mitre and bevel gears are types of gears that operate at a straight right angle to transfer motion between perpendicular shafts whilst utilising teeth and rotation. Bevel and mitre gears are commonly made from steel and the gears are available in a wide range of pitch, bore and module sizes.

How do mitre and bevel gears work?

Bevel gears are designed to transmit rotary motion between intersecting shafts. Their tooth-bearing faces are conical, and although they’re usually mounted on shafts that are 90° apart, they can be designed for almost any angle. Like a bevel, mitre gears feature an equal number of teeth and are used for transmitting rotational motion with a 1:1 ratio at a 90° angle.

What are mitre and bevel gears used for?

Mitre and Bevel gears have a wide range of applications, including in material handling and pumps, and in the automotive and commercial industries, among others. They are also found in numerous types of mechanical equipment, including:

  • Food packaging equipment
  • Welding positioning equipment
  • Machine tools, including mills and lathes
  • Compression systems for oil and gas markets
  • Food-canning equipment
  • Fluid control valves
  • Lawn and garden equipment
  • Track inspection machines
  • Cooling towers
  • Printing presses


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