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STOBER Drives: Gear Efficiency: The Key to Lower Drive Costs

Top 10 Gear Tech Solutions Companies - 2022

As the shift from fuel-driven internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEV) to electric vehicles continues, the number of drivetrain components found in cars of all types is becoming essential to the vehicle’s operation and longevity. One such area that is increasingly being focused on is gear components. The recent technological developments in artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), blockchain, and robotics, have been helping gear manufacturers advance the design and manufacturing processes of gears by enabling even tighter design specifications and stringent quality control.

In particular, with robotic process automation (RPA) making waves in the industrial landscape, manufacturers are witnessing accelerated production cycles and reduced downtimes and achieving significant ROI. Where once workers were needed to operate every machine and equipment, robots are taking up the task and making it quicker. As these trends take center stage in gear manufacturing, customers are witnessing more rapid delivery rates and enhanced quality. Similarly, manufacturers are also utilizing extended reality (XR) technology to enhance the design and development of their products. The technology helps determine the optimal location of workers and equipment in the planning process, primarily speeding up the creative process.

Furthermore, utilizing the IoT in conjunction with the right analytics platform ensures the correct production rate without over or under-producing. It reduces raw material waste, improves equipment uptime, and allows more precise and automatic production adjustments during the run to maintain quality.

At this juncture, there is a variety of gear tech solutions providers available in the market that cater to the different needs of enterprises. To help them choose the company that best fits their requirement, Manufacturing Outlook has compiled a list of the top 10 gear tech solutions providers. The enlisted companies are the frontrunners in the market that provide a wide span of features. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CXOs.

We present to you Manufacturing Outlook’s “Top 10 Gear Tech Solutions Providers – 2022.”

    Top Gear Tech Solutions Companies

  • Air Spares Unlimited is a service and solution provider for the commercial aerospace aftermarket, focusing on Landing Gear, Wheels, and Brakes. We offer turn-key solutions to source, sell, lease, exchange, manage repairs, and warehouse consignment materials. Our global footprint allows us to fill requirements quickly with assets in varied conditions.

  • Mechanical Power has the solutions to your supply chain issues. We are far more than just an industrial component distribution organization. We take the hassle out of sourcing power transmission products - bearings, sprockets, castings, forgings, chain, stampings, plastic components, rod ends and various other solutions for OEM customers. With engineers on staff in multiple countries, a fully staffed quality department, and consulting experts assigned to each customer we can solve all your problems relative to components you need. Mechanical Power has proven the ability for over 45 years to find, vet, validate, secure and source from capable manufacturers meeting the needs of diverse consumers in our targeted industries. Over the years, we have strengthened manufacturing partner relationships, developed new ones, leveraged others, expanded our boots on the ground and developed standard operating procedures that ensure we always have what the customer needs when the customer needs it.

  • STOBER Drives, Inc. is a U.S. company with a 75-year German heritage. STOBER specializes in quiet, efficient, and durable gearboxes. With two unique lines in motion control and power transmission, STOBER has expanded into the global market for a wide variety of applications including robotics, material handling, packaging, food and beverage, machine tool, medical equipment, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace equipment, printing, and general automation application. With excellent customer support, extended warranties, one day delivery, and exceptional products, STOBER is "geared to a higher standard!"

  • Aichi Forge USA

    Aichi Forge USA

    Aichi Forge USA is a division of the Japanese based, Aichi Steel Corporation. Our highly engineered hot impression die forging products serve global manufacturers with critical application solutions. Aichi Forge USA has the unique advantage of highly flexible production processes across a broad range of equipment sizes. We are one of the few forging companies in the world that have mechanical presses ranging in size from 3000 tons to 8000 tons under one roof. Furthermore, we operate three 8000 ton and two 6000 ton presses. We are able to forge symmetrical as well as asymmetrical shapes with emphasis on optimizing material yields. We can do more work with less tonnage as a result of our engineering and die design expertise. Often this can result in cost savings for our customers who would otherwise have to purchase products off of larger presses or hammers.

  • Gleason Corporation

    Gleason Corporation

    Gleason offers Total Gear Solutions to its global customer base. We are a leader in the development and manufacture of production systems for all types of gears including design software for gears and power transmission systems, gear production machinery, metrology systems, automation solutions, related equipment and plastic gears. With over 2,200 employees worldwide, Gleason has manufacturing and service sites in all important global manufacturing hubs, including strategic spare parts warehouses and local service teams for immediate customer support.

  • Hydraulex


    Hydraulex is a family of Attica Hydraulic Exchange, Flint Hydrostatics, Hydraulic Repair and Design and Metaris Hydraulics. We are a company that repairs and provides Remanufactured, Aftermarket, and OEM hydraulic units and components. We specialize in industrial applications like paper mills, saw mills, steel mills, recycling plants, oil & gas applications and mobile applications, including construction, utility, mining, agricultural and marine equipment.

  • Precipart


    Precipart is a global company engaged in the engineering, design and manufacture of high precision custom solutions. We provide precision mechanical components, assemblies, gears and motion control systems to the most recognized names in the medical, aerospace and industrial sectors. With offices in Switzerland, the U.S., U.K. and India, Precipart’s team members are dedicated to enhancing lives through innovative solutions. It is the vision of Precipart to enhance the lives of those who interact with us and our products. Whether we are providing products for patients or passengers, we are acutely aware that we play a critical role in things bigger than ourselves, and therefore we take responsibility for the quality and precision of our contribution.

  • Ramsey Industries

    Ramsey Industries

    Founded in 1944 by Claude and Rayburn Ramsey as Ramsey Brothers Tool & Die to manufacture aircraft parts, tools, and dies for Douglas Aircraft Company, Ramsey Industries, Inc., is today comprised of three wholly-owned branded subsidiaries, Auto Crane®, Eskridge® and Ramsey Winch®. Headquartered in a modern, technology-driven facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ramsey Industries is a leading manufacturer of service cranes, industrial and commercial winches, and planetary gear drives. Additional Ramsey Industries manufacturing, sales and service capability for the Eskridge brand is located in Olathe, Kansas. The company as a whole is driven by a lean, streamlined approach to product development and problem solving. The Ramsey Industries commitment to meeting safety challenges — from the North American oil fields to the mines of Chile — has dramatically improved the energy, mining, utility, and construction industries around the world, and will leave a lasting legacy for decades to come.

  • Speedgrip Chuck Company

    Speedgrip Chuck Company

    Speedgrip Chuck Company delivers premier engineered workholding solutions for the manufacturing industry. Our products deliver the highest levels of quality and productivity for customers in every industry where metal cutting is a part of the manufacturing process. Our highly qualified and solution oriented engineering staff designs solutions which hold tight tolerances, help you make the best parts, and deliver efficiency to the manufacturing floor. All Speedgrip products are produced in our 43,000 square foot facilities in Elkhart, Indiana. We offer responsive delivery schedules and we strive to deliver 95% of all orders on or before the promised date. Speedgrip’s commitment to quality and customer service is unmatched.

  • The Timken Company

    The Timken Company

    The Timken Company is a global industrial leader with a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission solutions. With more than a century of knowledge and innovation, we continuously improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.5 billion in sales in 2020 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries. Timken is recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere, and America's Best Employers, Best Employers for New Graduates and Best Employers for Women by Forbes.

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