How to Select the Right Gear Hobbing Machine

Gear Hobbing Machine is an innovative fabrication method to manufacture high-quality gears and machined components at a low cost. It is the process of cutting soft materials such as brass, aluminium, stainless steel, titanium, copper, fibreglass, plastic, and more. It has become a popular alternative to cutting tools and other machinery because it is much cheaper. In addition, it is also environmentally friendly and causes less damage to the environment compared to other methods

Working Principle and Types of Gear Hobbing Machine

Gear cutting is a method for cutting soft materials on a horizontal hogging machine that is a specialized kind of milling machine for cutting straight spline, cutters, and slabs on the workpiece. A cutting tool or cutter made by a rotating cutting tool called a cutting tool cuts the teeth or cuts the workpieces repetitively. There are different types of cutting tools and blades used for different purposes. Some tools are used to cut decorative gears and some for gears. The gear cutting method is also known as vertical hogging, horizontal hogging, or reciprocating cutting. This method is used to make gears, blocks, plates, and other products.

Gear hogging machines need to be customized according to the requirements of different customers. Bhavya Machine Tools usually give an estimate of the cost of making a specific gear hogging machine, before shipping the product to the customer. If the estimate is not within the stipulated price, they provide a quotation of their rates. You can also visit our website at where customers can browse through the items available for this type of equipment.

Gear Hobbing Machine
Gear Hobbing Machine

Three Categories of Gear Hobbing Machine

Three main categories of gears fit into a gear hogging machine. The first category includes straight shafts, curved shafts, and circular shafts. The size, material, and shape of these gears determine which type they will fit. The materials used to make the gears in the machine range from metals like brass to plastic. The other main classification is mechanical and electrical. The mechanical gears work with electrical motors, while electrical gears are used to run machinery with a motor.

What to Consider While Buying Gear Hobbing Machine?

Several things need to be considered when purchasing a gear hogging machine. The main considerations are the amount of space available for the working area, how much work can be done, and the type of work to be done. The speed at which the machine works and the range of speeds it can produce are other important factors. The gear hogging machine should be able to handle the type of workpiece that it is intended to handle. Some of these machines are equipped with a feed table that allows them to move automatically between different sets of gears, but this feature may not be necessary if the manufacturer has designated a compatible feed mechanism.

The final major consideration when purchasing a gear hobbing machine is the material from which the gear is made. Two standard types of materials are stainless steel and brass. Stainless steel is usually used to make gears that are more resistant to rusting. Brass is generally reserved for gears that will be made to be very durable and very heavy, like those that are found in some construction projects.

Written by Yash Shah

This blog written by Mr. Yash Shah is about machine tools including workshop machinery, wood working machines, sheet metal machinery provided by Bhavya Machine Tools, a leading distributors of machine tools in India.