Boston Gear Offers Open Gearing from Stock, Free CAD Drawings

February 25, 2009

Boston Gear offers a comprehensive range of standard open gearing products including spur, helical, miter, bevel, worms and worm gears. Thousands of gears are available for immediate shipment from the company's extensive inventory at distribution centers in North Carolina, Nevada and Ontario, Canada.

Boston Gear also provides stock altering services (reboring, keyways and setscrews) along with custom gearing design and manufacturing from its North Carolina facility. A brand of Altra Industrial Motion, Boston Gear designs and manufactures gears in steel, cast iron, brass or non-metallic materials to the strictest quality standards.

Visit the company's website,, to access BostSpec, a unique program which assists engineers with gearing selection and provides CAD drawings in the most popular 2D and 3D formats. On the website, engineers can also view Boston Gear's current 164-page catalog of gearing products and accessories, including a comprehensive overview on gear theory which explains gear nomenclature, tooth formulas, backlash, tooth strength, torque and horsepower requirements and other standard gear selection formulas.

Established in 1877 as a machine shop making gear cutting machines, Boston Gear created the concept of gear standardization and stock gears - high quality gears available from stock at low cost for easy replacement. Boston Gear now manufactures more than 20,000 products in-house at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in North Carolina.

About Altra Industrial Motion

Altra Industrial Motion (NASDAQ:AMIC) is a leading multinational designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of electromechanical power transmission products. The company brings together strong brands covering over 40 product lines with production facilities in nine countries. Altra's leading brands include Boston Gear, Warner Electric, TB Wood's, Formsprag Clutch, Wichita Clutch, Industrial Clutch, Ameridrives Couplings, Kilian Manufacturing, Marland Clutch, Nuttall Gear, Stieber Clutch, Twiflex Limited, Bibby Transmissions, Matrix International, Inertia Dynamics, Huco-Dynatork, Ameridrives Power Transmission, Delroyd Worm Gear and Warner Linear. For information on any of these technology leaders, visit

For further information,
contact Jack Broughton,
PR Account Executive,
Heinzeroth Marketing Group,
415 Y Blvd.,
Rockford, IL 61107.
Tel 815-967-0929 ext 25.
David Brooksbank,
Director of Marketing,
Altra Industrial Motion,
449 Gardner St.,
South Beloit,
IL 61080.
Tel 815-389-6227.

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