Gearboxes

Gearboxes, also referred to as gearheads or gear reducers, are enclosed systems consisting of a series of integrated gears within a housing unit. Gearboxes are designed to transmit mechanical energy to operate and alter the torque and speed of a driving device, such as an electric motor. At RS Components, we have a variety of industrial gearboxes, including planetary, spur, and ovoid models from leading industry brands, including DKM, Maxon, Panasonic, Portescap, Trident Engineering and out own RS PRO brand.

How does a gearbox work?

Inside a gearbox, there is one of several different types of gears that can be found - these include bevel gears, worm gears, helical gears, spur gears, and planetary gears. These gears are mounted on to shafts and rotate on rolling element bearings.

What type of gearboxes are there?

The most common types of gearboxes are spur and planetary.

  • Spur gearboxes have straight teeth and are mounted on parallel shafts. Spur gearboxes offer a high power transmission efficiency, a constant velocity ratio and have no slip.
  • Planetary gearboxes have the input shaft and output shaft aligned. They are particularly suited to high torque and low-speed applications.

How is the gear ratio defined?

The gear ratio is defined through the number of turns the output shaft will makes when the input shaft is turned once. When the gear ratio is 1:1, the torque and speed are the same. If the ratio is increased to 1:4, the torque is reduced and the maximum speed is significantly increased. If this is reversed to a ratio of 4:1, then the speed is reduced and the torque is increased.

What are gearboxes used for?

Gearboxes are used in various applications depending on the type and gear ratio. This includes machine tools, conveyor systems and elevators, as well as industrial equipment and mining industry applications. Right angle gearboxes can be utilized in rotary tables.


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Description Price Gear Ratio Gearbox Type Maximum Output Torque Shaft Diameter Diameter Overall Length Overall Width Overall Depth Maximum Speed Power Rating Continuous Output Speed
RS Stock No. 420-603
BrandRS PRO
kr 361,86
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1:1 L - 5mm - 57.3mm 30mm 57.3mm 500rpm - -
RS Stock No. 336-270
BrandRS PRO
kr 636,36
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1250:1 Ovoid - 4mm - - 50mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 336-242
BrandRS PRO
kr 414,24
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40:1 Ovoid - 4mm - - 50mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 336-264
BrandRS PRO
kr 541,14
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640:1 Ovoid - 4mm - - 50mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 440-537
BrandRS PRO
kr 422,03
Each
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80:1 Ovoid - 4mm - - 50mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 336-286
BrandRS PRO
kr 807,24
Each
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2560:1 Ovoid - 4mm - - 50mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 336-258
BrandRS PRO
kr 510,55
Each
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160:1 Ovoid - 4mm - - 50mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 336-444
Mfr. Part No.P5-G11L82
kr 356,51
Each
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25:1 Ovoid 0.7 Nm 4mm - - 47.6mm 16.5mm 200rpm - -
RS Stock No. 336-400
Mfr. Part No.P5-G62L82
kr 382,46
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15000:1 Ovoid 1 Nm 4mm - - 47.6mm 16.5mm 1rph - -
RS Stock No. 336-438
Mfr. Part No.P5-G17L82
kr 334,51
Each
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50:1 Ovoid 0.8 Nm 4mm - - 47.6mm 16.5mm 100rpm - -
RS Stock No. 363-6315
Mfr. Part No.IP57-M1-10
kr 2 441,93
Each
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10:1 Planetary 12 Nm 12.69mm 57 mm 67.75mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 423-951
Mfr. Part No.MY9G150B
BrandPanasonic
kr 2 361,89
Each
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150:1 Spur 19.6 Nm 15mm - 90mm 90mm 43mm 9.16rpm 60 W -
RS Stock No. 877-7199
Mfr. Part No.2038-30:1
kr 480,35
Each
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30:1 Spur 0.3 Nm 6mm 38 mm 47.1mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 424-077
Mfr. Part No.MX9G50B
BrandPanasonic
kr 1 426,21
Each
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50:1 Spur 9.8 Nm 12mm - 90mm 90mm 35mm 27rpm 40 W -
RS Stock No. 323-4874
Mfr. Part No.110324
BrandMaxon
kr 826,27
Each
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370:1 Planetary 0.375 Nm 3mm 16 mm 26.3mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 420-5041
Mfr. Part No.203116
BrandMaxon
kr 4 864,52
Each
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15:1 Planetary 11.3 Nm 12mm 42 mm 55.5mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 363-6309
Mfr. Part No.IP57-M1-5
kr 2 197,87
Each
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5:1 Planetary 12 Nm 12.69mm 57 mm 54mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 441-5125
Mfr. Part No.GS38.0100
kr 454,77
Each
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100:1 Spur 1.8 Nm 6mm - 38mm 38mm 21mm - - -
RS Stock No. 892-9243
Mfr. Part No.K24 0 5
BrandPortescap
kr 1 001,99
Each
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5:1 Spur 0.7 Nm 3mm 24 mm 25.4mm - - 5000 (Input)rpm - -
RS Stock No. 892-9221
Mfr. Part No.R16.0 484
BrandPortescap
kr 1 701,65
Each
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484:1 Planetary 1 Nm 3mm 16 mm 38.3mm - - 7500 (Input)rpm - -