To realize what a gear reducer is means that you will need a lesson in mechanical engineering. First you will need to know that gears are round or cylindrical mechanical like teeth that are used to make power. The purpose of gears (teeth) is to intersect, one with another, and be able to alter speed, torque or energy direction. Next, a gearbox is something that houses gears and is used to reduce the speed associated with energy while increasing torque. When machinists or operators do not want their machine to run as fast as it might, they use a gear reducer which is a set of gears placed between the motor and the machine it is running, to reduce the speed or power that it is running at or sending out.
Most companies installing and using gear reducers on their machinery want the reducer to have high shock resistance as well as the ability to withstand extremely heavy use while starting and stopping. They also want reducers that are precision made and can keep down or eliminate chatter and noise. The use for and application for gear reducers are in industrial motors and other such equipment involved in metalworking, printing and packaging as well as mining. Other markets utilizing the use of such industrial use reducers would be in marine, horticulture and other industrial applications. Because of the industrial and commercial nature of most of the machinery that the gear reducers are used in, these companies need their machines to stay running and in top shape. The smallest amount of downtime in production or machine use causes big problems with the company's overall ability to get jobs down timely.
There are many manufacturers and types of gear reducers made today. An example would be Grove gear reducers, which seem to be widely used in the market today. These gear reducers are used extensively in repairing and keeping motorized machinery in top condition. Because there is always the propensity for breakage on any of the components that are working together to make a motor run, like gear boxes as well as rotors and wiring, industrial businesses keep their repair company on notice for when they might be needed. It is not unusual for a gear reducer to need to be repaired or replaced because of the flux in running the motor at high and low speeds continuously. Other possible reasons to repair a machines gear reducer would be if the amount of lubrication was insufficient for the machine part to work or possibly just a lack of proper maintenance.
Gearbox repair, restorations and rebuilding is done by specialized companies that usually deal with motor repair, as well as other type of associated equipment. Most repair companies are independently run and must depend on their ability to respond quickly to any request for repair as their customers business depends on the ability to keep their machinery running at all times. These companies use certified technicians that are qualified to work on many types of motors, pumps, gearboxes and reducers.