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We want to help you learn everything you need to know when purchasing the right pulleys and gears for your applications. That’s why we created a manufacturing innovation blog to answer some of your most crucial questions related to the products or the industry in general. Relying on over 90 years of combined experience, we offer industry-specific details and tips to help you stay informed.

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Overview of Spur Gears – Everything You need to Know

In their most simple form, a spur gear is a circular steel disc with teeth around the perimeter.  Spur gears are probably the most common gears. These teeth work in conjunction with other gears to create a rotation.  The “toothed” edges cause these gears to look like a spur on the back of a cowboy’s…

Gear & Pulley Manufacturing Glossary of Terms

Aluminum Aluminum is the most common metal found on the Earth’s crust. It is notably light and thin, having about ⅓ the density of its metal counterpart, steel. Aluminum is used frequently in manufacturing settings. Angular Misalignment When two shafts in a piece of machinery become skewed, this is known as angular misalignment. This specific…

Stainless Steel Pulley Stock

At Illinois Pulley and Gear, we have a wide variety of materials to offer for your stock pulley project. Stainless steel is one popular material that has many benefits when it comes to durability in the field while also being aesthetically pleasing as well. Below are just some reasons why stainless steel may be right…

Custom Poly-V Pulleys

Poly-v pulleys are one of the most common pulley systems, utilized in a light duty to heavy duty machinery in a multitude of industries. In fact, you are probably quite familiar with some common pulley applications, such as power tools, lathes, drills, and milling machines. Poly-v pulleys are desirable, because they’re extremely efficient. However, poly-v…

What Are the Different Types of Gears?

Gears are one of the most common, useful, and varied tools in machines. Simply speaking, gears are utilized to transfer motion between separate components. Depending on the unique characteristics of a gear, various kinds of motion and torque will be produced. Gears mesh together via carefully produced teeth. Most often, gears are mounted to a…

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