• How to Purchase Custom Gear Reducers

  • A gear reducer (also known as a speed reducer or gearbox) is a mechanical device used to reduce the speed of an input power source to achieve a desired output speed and increase output torque to a level appropriate for the application. They consist of an input gear with fewer teeth than the output gear. This design causes the output gear to rotate slower than the input gear, reducing the output speed and increasing the amount of torque produced by the input source.

    Since gear reducers are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, it can be difficult to choose one for a particular application. Fortunately, the gear transmission experts at TORK DRIVE have put together the following guide for purchasing a custom gear reducer. It highlights the steps to take to ensure that the components you choose are suitable for your needs.
  • Identify custom gear reducer applications

    Gear reducers are used to reduce speed and increase torque in various industrial and household machines. Common equipment examples include:

    Cement industry

    Steel Industry

    Conveyor system

    Environmental friendly equipment


    Each of these applications has different requirements that affect the optimal design of the reducer. It is important to consider these unique requirements and constraints before entering the design and prototyping phase.

  • Design and prototyping of custom gear reducers

    Once you have determined the needs of your application, we can design a gear reducer that can achieve and accommodate the necessary speed and torque levels. In addition, our team of experts will work with you to ensure your custom gearbox design meets other requirements and constraints of the application, including environmental conditions, transmission accuracy, output styles and modifications, and size/fit. Prototyping each design helps ensure that the components you create have the correct form, fit, and function.

    Choose a supplier that meets your needs

    Working with a custom gearbox manufacturer ensures that the product design meets your exact design requirements for power, speed and torque. The manufacturer you choose for your custom gear reducer project can have a significant impact on the success of the project. You should work with a company that has the knowledge and skills to help you determine the type of gear reducer required for your application and design, prototype and manufacture the appropriate solution.

    TORK DRIVE: A reliable supplier of custom gear reducers

    Are you looking for a manufacturer you can trust to provide a custom gearbox that meets your application needs for form, fit and function? TORK DRIVE is the ideal partner! With many years of gear transmission manufacturing experience, we have the ability to provide almost all gear transmissions for customer needs. Our skilled team works with you every step of the way to develop cost-effective solutions for the most demanding applications.

    Our strengths go beyond the name:

    We provide quality products. We offer right-angle, bevel, worm, and spindle drives for a variety of on- and off-road applications. We can also custom design gear drives for unique applications.

    We maintain our advantage. We utilize state-of-the-art engineering software to produce consistent and economical products that provide reliable performance over many years of use.

    We provide excellent service. We can take products from design to prototype to final testing. Our team ensures that each component is meticulously manufactured, tested and inspected to ensure it meets the highest quality standards every time.