11 Intersecting or Skewed Shaft Configurations for Gears

Two gears can mesh without having a parallel axis, which puts the gears in the same plane. Shafts that intersect or are skewed can be used to change speed or torque, depending on the need.

Two gears can mesh without having a parallel axis, which puts the gears in the same plane. Shafts that intersect or are skewed can be used to change speed or torque, depending on the need. They can also save space, improve lubrication, or put less stresses on gear teeth. Here’s a look at 11 common types of intersecting/skewed shaft gearings.

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