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Belt conveyor systems with variable speed control can help greatly reduce production and operating costs in any industry that relies heavily on efficiently moving materials. Food and beverage, packaging and material handling plants are especially well-situated to benefit from conveyor systems that fully utilize their material capacity.
Different types of industrial applications rely on gearboxes (also referred to as reducers, gear reducers, speed reducers, gear drives or gearmotors) to reduce motor speed, change rotational direction and change shaft orientation (such as right angle, parallel or inline shaft gearboxes). NORD Drivesystems offers a number of distinct gearboxes specifically configured for varying needs.
Our gearboxes are suitable to many types of machinery and can be mounted to motors with a NEMA C-Face adapter, IEC or free input shaft designs, depending on the application need. NORD gearboxes are also available as fully integrated gearmotors, which offer the advantages of reduced materials costs, compact design, increased reliability and quieter operating levels. These integrated gearmotors are a far safer and more efficient, and durable solution compared to externally mounted speed reducer systems that require belts, chains or other open transmission devices.
Before you can calculate gear ratio and speed, it's important to understand the definition of a gear. A gear is a toothed wheel that works together with another toothed wheel to alter the speed or direction of a driving mechanism (such as a motor).
Typically gears work in pairs; the driving gear and the driven gear. The driving gear is the gear that is rotated by the prime mover and the driven gear is the gear that is pushed (or driven) into rotation. A gear ratio is the relationship between the speed of the driving and driven gear in a gear set.