Unique within the bevel gear family are those gears with a 1:1 reduction ratio. These are identified as Miter gears. A Miter gear has the shape of a right circular cone and the set of gears intersects at the pitch apex of each gear. Although the cylindrical gear tooth profile corresponds to an involute tooth form, the miter gear tooth profile is octodial.
KHK's miter gears are available in a variety of styles. We offer straight tooth, spiral tooth, 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.
Miter Gears Categories
Miter gears are a special class of bevel gears where the shafts intersect at 90° and the gear ratio is 1:1. KHK stock miter gears are available in two types, spiral and straight tooth, with high precision grade for demanding torques and speeds, and commercial grade for economical applications.