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Gear Types and their Applications

Aeronautics, mining, manufacturing chains in the automotive sector, pharmaceutical industry, textiles… the sectors and fields in which you can find machines that use different types of gears are abundant. The progressive replacement of old belts and pulleys by gears is due to the higher performance they provide. Gears, whose basic operation is based on the … Read more…

Spur gear calculation tips

Tips para el cálculo de engranajes rectos

Getting your spur gear calculations right is essential to make the most out of these kinds of devices, which are the most used to accomplish large gear ratios, medium speeds and low speeds. They are essential for a number of mechanical and electromechanical transmission mechanisms and motion control. In this article we will show you … Read more…

Steps to calculate a gear ratio

Pasos para calcular la relación de transmisión de engranajes

The use of gears in a myriad of machines and devices nowadays makes calls for them to be used at their top efficiency to make the most out of their advantages. Once of the key concepts for their adequate use is the gear ratio (rt). Correctly selecting the gear ratio is essential so that: The … Read more…

Success story: higher quality and more silent automatic doors

Puertas automáticas

A leading company in the manufacturing of operators, automation devices, motors and accessories for various types of automatic doors – including sliding and swing doors – contacted us with the purpose of developing higher quality, more silent automatic doors. The company manufactures high-quality, long durability operators for pedestrian, sliding, swing, evacuation and glass automatic doors. … Read more…

Tips to keep in mind when buying gears

Consejos para comprar engranajes

Buying gears can be a difficult task if you don’t have the basic knowledge on the types of devices out on the market and the characteristics that set them apart from each other. There is a wide range of gears that can be categorized based on the material that they are made of, their design … Read more…

What is a bevel gear and how does it work?

Gears or cogwheels are devices made of toothed wheels that transfer mechanical power between two elements. They are commonly used in machines employed in numerous industrial processes, such as production lines and drive systems, but also in sectors as diverse as mining, aeronautics, pharmaceuticals or textiles. The purpose for which they are manufactured determine the … Read more…

2019 trends in the world of automation

tendencias automatización

The SPS IPC Drives exhibition was held from 27 to 29 November – an international gathering place for automation experts to learn about the sector’s innovations and trends. As a company that focuses its efforts in finding the perfect motion using actuators and precision components, CLR could not miss this meeting specialized in gear motors. … Read more…