Not Your Normal Engineering Design Firm

Gear & Transmission Design
When encountering challenging custom gearing applications, especially where a reliable drive and quick turnaround are essential, Area 51 Machine Design delivers exactly what is needed.  We have experience with all configurations and power ratings.  In our 14 years of gear design, we have produced 16 different transmissions for our clients and their customers, ranging in capacity from a little 250 ft·lbf two speed Epicyclic, to a 300,000 ft·lbf bi-coupled epicyclic 25:1 reduction drive.

The following gear styles were designed by Area 51 and are currently in service:

• Spur, simple and compound
• Helical
• Balanced helical compound
• Herringbone
• Epicyclic (planetary), simple and compound (epicyclic drives are our specialty)
• Custom gearbox design
• Gearbox upgrades
• Pump drives