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What is a gearbox?

A gearbox is a transmission in a machine using a power transmission supply. It provides the controlled application of power. It is also called a five-speed transmission. Gears and gear trains are used to provide speed and torque conversions from a rotating power source to another device. Two Brazilian engineers, José Braz Araripe and Fernando Lehly Lemos, invented the first automated transmission in 1932.

What does a gearbox do?

A gearbox functions as a system of gears by altering the torque and speed between a driving device such as a motor and a load. It is a mechanical method of transferring energy from one device to another where torque can be increased while reducing speed.

What are different types of gearboxes?

There are multiple gearboxes, including:

Helical gearbox
Coaxial helical inline gearbox
Bevel helical gearbox
Skew bevel helical gearbox
Worm reduction gearbox
Planetary gearbox

Where are gearboxes used?

Gearboxes are used in multiple areas, including:

Machine tools
Industrial equipment



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