The Perks of Precision in Gear Manufacturing

August 07, 2018 / Tuesday

In the world of gear manufacturing, precision makes all the difference. Every stage of the process needs attention, from the initial design of the gears in a given system, to the manufacturing and finishing equipment used to create new gears, to the engineers and operators in charge of overseeing the final production of each gear.

There are several reasons why precision is so important:

  • Better structural integrity. Gears that have been designed professionally, with keen attention to detail, tend to have better structural integrity. Those that have no manufacturing or design flaws, will hold up longer over time.
  • A better fit. Most gears end up in machines that require a perfect or near-perfect fit. If the gear teeth are out of position by any amount, it will compromise the efficiency of the machine and might lead to gear failure.
  • Less noise. A gear poorly manufactured gear may also result in more noise in the final application.
  • Less wear and tear. Finally, gears with even the tiniest imperfections can lead to increased wear and tear; if they don’t fit properly or they have existing defects, those defects will only grow over time. This leads to a lower life expectancy for your gear, and in some cases, an entire failure of your machine. This is especially noteworthy because of how subtle the imperfections can be—practically invisible to the naked eye.

If you’re in the market for new gears spend some time evaluating the gear manufacturers available to you. It pays to choose a service provider with the equipment, the talent, and the commitment necessary to ensure precise, reliable gear manufacturing.

If you’re ready for a quote, reach out to Federal Gear today! With more than 100 years of service, we’ve perfected the art of precision gear manufacturing.

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