Custom Gears, Pulleys, Splines & More
At Grob Inc., we specialize in cold-formed components. In addition to our broad selection of standard parts and products, we offer custom manufacturing capabilities for highly specific or unique profile needs. We can produce custom spur gears, timing belt pulleys, spline shafts, broached sleeves & flanged bushings, and heat exchanger tubes & drums.
Our Custom Cold-Rolled Product Capabilities
The team at Grob Inc. has the knowledge, skills, and tools to create custom cold-rolled components to nearly any customer specification and standard. Below, we highlight our various product capabilities.
Custom Spur Gears
Spur gears offer many advantages over other types of gears. For example:
- They have a simple and compact design that allows for easy installation in any location, including limited or restricted spaces.
- They are reliable, carrying minimal risk of slipping during operations.
- They are durable, minimizing the risk of premature failure.
- They are efficient, offering capabilities for power transfer across multiple gears with minimal power loss (power transmission efficiencies ranging from 95% to 99%)
Our spur gears can be customized in a variety of ways to suit different customer needs, including:
- Modified major diameters
- Modified minor diameters
- Modified backlash
- Modified involute profiles
Custom Timing Belt Pulleys
Timing pulleys are used for various purposes in motion transfer applications, including increasing or decreasing speed and transferring rotary motion from one shaft to another. They must be carefully designed and manufactured to minimize vibration and chordal effect and ensure slip-proof engagement. Different designs can be used to achieve different performance characteristics, while different materials can be used to suit different operating environments (e.g., abrasion or rust resistance).
We can produce timing pulleys to a range of specifications, including:
- HTD Series
- GT Series
- T Series
- AT Series
We can modify the construction material and geometry as per customer requirements.
Custom Spline Shafts & Profiles
We provide spline shafts and profiles that can be used as proprietary components or replacement parts. They are designed to maximize torsional strength and contact area. They also allow for an even load distribution. As a result, they can transmit more power than conventional key shafts.
We can custom manufacture spline shafts to a customer’s unique specifications. Our capabilities include:
- Ball Spline shafts
- Custom Spline shafts
- Involute spline shafts
- Straight sided spline shafts
- Metric spline shafts
Custom Broaching Sleeves & Flanged Bushings (Spline Shaft Couplings)
We offer mating broached sleeves and flanged bushings for our spline shafts. These components improve torque transfer efficiency while being able to slide on a spline. Our custom broaching capabilities enable us to match these products to a customer’s spline components.
Custom Heat Exchanger Tubes & Drums
Our heat exchanger tubes and drums are splined or fluted for increased surface enhancement or reduced liquid surface tension. They can also be rolled over hardened mandrels to achieve different exterior or interior forms.
The cold roll forming process at Grob Inc. involves passing the material through a series of rollers at room temperature. There are many advantages to using it to manufacture our products. For example, the mechanical stresses the material experiences during the process gradually shape it into the desired form and alters its structure. The result is a material that exhibits higher strength, hardness and better surface quality, which make it suitable for manufacturing a wide range of parts and products. Since the process displaces the material rather than cutting it to form the desired components, it also minimizes the amount of waste produced.
Whether you need custom spur gears, timing belt pulleys, spline shafts, broached sleeves & flanged bushings, or heat exchanger tubes & drums, the cold roll forming experts at Grob Inc. have got you covered. We can provide quality components that meet and/or exceed your expectations.
To learn more about our custom cold rolling capabilities and how we can use them to meet your component needs, contact us today. For production and pricing details on custom components, request a quote.