Advantages and Disadvantages of Gear Drive

The following are the advantages and disadvantages of the gear drive as compared to belt, rope and chain drives:


1.                 It transmits exact velocity ratio.

2.                 It may be used to transmit large power.

3.                 It has high efficiency.

4.                 It has reliable service.

5.                 It has compact layout.


1.     The manufacture of gears requires special tools and equipment.

2.     The error in cutting teeth may cause vibrations and noise during operation.

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