Bevel gears have the shape of a right circular cone and a set of bevel gears intersects at the pitch apex of each gear. Unlike miter gears, each gear in a bevel gear pair has a unique number of teeth. It is this difference in the numbers of teeth that generates the reduction ratio of the bevel pair. Similar to miter gears, for bevel gears, the cylindrical gear tooth profile corresponds to an involute tooth form, but the bevel gear tooth profile is octodial.
KHK's bevel gears are available in a variety of styles. We offer straight tooth, spiral tooth, Hypoid and Zerol miter gears. These gears are offered in many materials, configurations, modules and numbers of teeth. Many of the products that we offer allow for secondary operations such as opening the bore, adding of keyways, adding of tapped holes, or reduction of the hub diameter to be performed. Our offering also includes products which have already had some of these secondary operations completed. These products are identified by a "J" in their part number and they are available within 10 calendar days.