Urethane Gears? You’ve come to the right source!
Urethane gears and sprockets are long running, quiet and economical. Some custom urethane gears and sprockets require a combination of materials including stainless, urethane and UHMW. Utilizing a variety of manufacturing methods, we can produce any quantity of custom urethane gears economically. Our manufacturing capabilities enable us to fabricate, machine or mold the appropriate custom urethane gears. Additionally, additives can be used to modify the urethane to prevent static buildup or to dissipate static electricity. Some advantages of using custom urethane gears are, high noise abatement, function well in extreme environments, are self-lubricating, durable and abrasion resistant. Plan Tech offers the largest selection of cast urethane gears some of which include:
Best Urethane Gears
Urethane Spur Gears: Urethane spur gears have been used in many applications from toy cars to large equipment. The urethane spur gears are typically cast using compression style molding. Plan Tech’s precision made cast urethane spur gears are available in any profile, hardness or color for any requirements and functionality.
Urethane Worm Gears: As the urethane worm gear rotates the low section will cut off the bread or food to a predetermined length while also driving the conveyor assembly. In special applications, Plan Tech has produced urethane worm gears to form and process bread and other foods.
Cast Polyurethane Gears: Cast polyurethane gears for extreme environments are one of the critical components that we specialize in. Cast polyurethane gears are available with a steel core for high strength applications or a custom keyway. Custom cast polyurethane gears will frequently outperform OEM replacements.
Urethane Molded Gears: Urethane molded gears provide excellent physical properties in a variety of applications. Urethane molded gears are more commercially available than injected plastic gears. Plan Tech specializes in re-engineering discontinued gears as well in high-performance replacement urethane gears for any application.
Polyurethane Pinion Gears: Polyurethane pinion gears are supplied in two different styles. The most common rack and pinion polyurethane gears setup allow the gear to travel horizontally or vertically while ring and pinion designs will increase torque and allow 90-degree output shafts in a compact design.
Urethane Helical Gears: Urethane helical gears are custom cast from high-quality material to produce a gear that is chemical resistant. Urethane helical gears are manufactured at Plan Tech with speed and precision, they are available in any size or pitch needed for the specific application. In areas with limited space custom helical urethane gears, applications include rack and pinion setups to allow 90-degree output shafts in a small configuration.
Custom Molded Polyurethane Gears: Custom molded polyurethane gears are typically molded to a size that we can offer a low-cost replacement polyurethane gear with any tooth number or pitch for high demand applications. A keyway may be added into the custom molded polyurethane gears being driven or an idler bearing may be incorporated into the design.
Molded Urethane Gears
Plan Tech’s in-house engineering and technical team can help you design custom molded cast urethane gears that meet your application and solve your needs. Our fully equipped manufacturing facility includes a full machine shop with Solid Works, AutoCAD etc. This allows us to work on custom projects as well as high-volume components. Cast polyurethane is an ideal material for constructing short-run production and prototype urethane gears that require tough physical properties and superior impact resistance. Our customers require tight tolerance specifications. We routinely perform tests according to an established set of standards provided by an accredited testing organization such as the Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) who define the procedures in detail.
Tight Tolerance Urethane Gears
Plan Tech regularly bids and is awarded new business for custom urethane drive gears! We process polyurethanes in a wide range of chemistries including dedicated TDI and MDI production cells. Our engineering staff has the polyurethane experience and knowledge to select or tailor a urethane chemistry to your requirements. Over the last three decades, we have developed preparation methods to consistently apply specially formulated urethane adhesives. Our proprietary equipment for cleaning, preparation, automated adhesive spray application and automated drying ensures a consistently high-strength bond between the urethane and the substrate. We have adhered cast urethane to millions of parts with an outstanding record of part performance in demanding applications.
Please Contact us for further details regarding your custom cast urethane gears!