Woodward Angle Gearheads

    Woodward’s Right-Angle Gearing Effectively Optimizes Actuator Installation In Confined Spaces

    Right Angle Large Right Angle Medium Right Angle Small Hinge Line and Angle Gboxes  

    Woodward is an industry leader in design and development of angle gearing and gearboxes for aerospace and defense motion-control applications.

    Basic Architecture
    Woodward’s angle gearheads are offered in an array of sizes in inch-series diameter codes from Size 8 to Size 80 (.8” to 8”), commensurate with Woodward’s standard servo motors, conventional gearheads, and components. Woodward can furnish these units as complete vehicle-level, line-replaceable units (LRUs) where the maintenance philosophy of the program dictates.

    Angle gearing, specifically right-angle gearing, is an effective way to optimize the installation of an actuator in an area of confined space; the use of angle gearing allows the motor to lay along the longitudinal axis of the vehicle, where more length is generally available. Angles other than 90° are also available, such as those required for in-wing routing of rigid torque-tube-driven actuation systems.

    Woodward employs a variety of gearing technology in the angle passes, including bevel (straight or spiral teeth) and face gearing. Woodward’s face gearing is known for its high-torque efficiency and ratio per unit volume. In many cases, Woodward embeds our in-house spur and planetary passes (with their popular, optionally available features) along with the angle gearing, in order to provide a very high-performance integrated package in minimal volume.

    Available Sizes 

    2.3" Sq. Right-Angle Gearhead 

    2.3" Sq. Right-Angle Gearhead, High Ratio 

    3.5" Sq. Right-Angle Gearhead, High Ratio  

    Woodward is at the forefront of providing reliable and affordable, advanced technology angle gearheads solutions. For more information or assistance with your particular application, contact us at afs-motors@woodward.com