We have comprehensive manufacturing facilities that enable us to manufacture transmission gears for a whole raft of industrial applications. The types of gears we manufacture include spur gears, helical gears, sprockets, racks & pinions, worm shafts and pulleys. For more information please call 01279 425358.
Spur Gears/Straight Cut Gears
Spur gears are one of the most common types of gear. The gear teeth are straight and can be used to change rotational speed from one shaft to another and/or rotational direction and can offer large gear reductions. Spur gears are generally manufactured either by gear hobbing or gear shaping. Due to their design, spur gears are known as slow speed gears and are noisier than helical type gears. B&F can provide spur gears from 5mm up to 1220mm in diameter and the pitch ranges from 100 DP to 2 DP (0.254 MOD to 12.7 MOD). Spur gears can be finish cut, ground or even shaved.
Pulleys are used in a variety of ways to lift loads and to transmit power. B&F can produce a wide range of timing pulleys of various pitch and width. Pulleys can be manufactured with or without flanges to suit customers’ individual requirements. Special requirements such as nonstandard bores, keyways and special machined features can be accommodated.
Worms and Wheels
A worm drive is a gear arrangement in which a worm, a gear in the form of a screw, mates with a worm gear, smaller in appearance than a spur gear and also called a worm wheel. Like other gear arrangements, a worm drive can reduce rotational speed or enable higher torque to be transmitted. A gearbox designed using a worm and worm-wheel will be considerably smaller than one made from plain spur gears and has its drive axes at 90° to each other. B&F can manufacture worm wheels with a maximum diameter of 1220mm and worms with a maximum diameter of 230mm. Maximum pitch is 10MOD.