Mitre and bevel gears are types of gears that operate at a straight right angle to transfer motion between perpendicular shafts whilst utilising teeth and rotation. Bevel and mitre gears are commonly made from steel and the gears are available in a wide range of pitch, bore and module sizes.
Bevel gears are designed to transmit rotary motion between intersecting shafts. Their tooth-bearing faces are conical, and although they’re usually mounted on shafts that are 90° apart, they can be designed for almost any angle. Like a bevel, mitre gears feature an equal number of teeth and are used for transmitting rotational motion with a 1:1 ratio at a 90° angle.
Mitre and Bevel gears have a wide range of applications, including in material handling and pumps, and in the automotive and commercial industries, among others. They are also found in numerous types of mechanical equipment, including: