The construction of a bevel gear
is more sophisticated than the torque momentum transfer between two normal gearwheels. A slight slippage of the bevel wheels in relation to one another always will result in a misplacement of breakdown torque and an increased point load on the tooth flanks. Therefore, several constructive measures attempt to limit the premature wear and tear of bevel gears
. Bevel gears are intentionally more solidly designed than comparable conventional gears. They often utilize complex gear tooth shapes, especially bowed or S-shaped teeth, which prevent slippage but also complicate production. Bevel gears
are principally produced on lathes
or CNC-mills, but high volume mass-production through these means is not very efficient. A bevel gear production machine brings all the necessary production processes for the manufacture of bevel gears together. Machines specialised for the production of bevel gears
are indispensable for the mass production of such gears.