The Steel Industry

Over the past 20 years, Cage Gear has worked relentlessly to solidify our reputation in steel mills. We are extremely proud to call most of the world’s largest steel producers our valued customers. At Cage Gear, we truly understand how devastating unscheduled downtime can be to mill personnel, production, and profits. Our dedicated team of engineers, technicians, machinists, and mechanics are fully committed to getting you up and running in the shortest time possible. Cage Gear is available 24/7 to handle any emergency breakdown that may occur. We will work around the clock, on weekends, and on holidays, and explore all innovative solutions to get you back on track.

Steel Mill Applications:

  • Hot mill tunnel furnace drives

  • Hot mill saw drives

  • Cold mill gearing, drives & stands

  • Finishing mill gearing & drives

  • Pickling line drives
  • Crop shears & edger drives

  • Coilers & uncoilers

  • Scrap chopping drives
  • Cable drums, sheaves, & wheels

  • BOP & BOF drives

  • Overhead crane drives, trolley, hoist, & bridge

  • Coil grabbers
  • Run-out table drives
  • Walking beam furnace drives
  • Ladle transfer drives
  • Cooling tower drives
Steel mill applications

Power Generation

Cage Gear is proud to call many of the country’s largest power and utility companies our valued customers. Our team is experienced in servicing thermal powered, nuclear, or hydro gearing applications. Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are available 24/7 to service your gearing needs in any situation.

Power generation applications

Power Generation Applications:

  • Conveyor drives
  • Coal pulverizers
  • Ball mills
  • Agitator drives
  • Railcar unloader drives
  • Barge unloader drives
  • Stacker-reclaimer drives
  • Winch drives
  • Cooling tower drives
  • Slurry pump drives
  • Draft cooling drives
  • Fluid handling drives
  • ID/FD fan drives
  • Exciter drives
  • Turning gears

The Aluminum Industry

The aluminum industry makes up a large part of the Cage Gear primary metals customer base. We are fortunate to call some of the world’s largest aluminum producers our trusted customers. Cage Gear is experienced in servicing power transmission equipment throughout the entire aluminum production process. Our rebuild department has broad experience with hot or cold rolling, plate, sheet, or foil aluminum mill reducer repair. Cage Gear is available 24/7 to respond to any situation for our aluminum customers .

Aluminum Applications:

  • Rolling mill drives
  • Tandem mill drives
  • Edge trimming drives
  • Leveling drives
  • Conveyor drives
  • Crane and winch gearing
  • Crane and winch drives
  • Shear drives
  • Strip processing drives
  • Scrap chopper drives
  • Coilers and un-coilers
  • Coating line drives
Aluminum applications

The Tire and Rubber Industry

Cage Gear is located 20 miles south of Akron, Ohio, a.k.a. “Rubber City,” and has many years of experience repairing rubber and tire plant equipment. Our staff is equipped to manufacture or refurbish virtually all gearing applications associated with tires and rubber. We are available 24/7 to handle any breakdown situation.

Tire and rubber applications

Tire and Rubber Applications:

  • Rubber mixer drives
  • Mill drivers — reclaim, drop, breakdown, takeoff
  • Calendar drives — fabric 4-roll, sheet 4-roll
  • Extruder drives — roller dye, pellet, sheet
  • Sheeter drives
  • Extruder gearing

Industrial Equipment

Industrial equipment, whether OEMs or rebuilders, make up a large portion of the Cage Gear customer base. We have the capability to design and manufacture gearing for a wide variety of equipment applications. Please contact our engineering team with any questions or requests. We strive to be a trusted and reliable source for your custom gearing needs.

Industrial Equipment Applications:

  • Mechanical presses
  • Cold headers
  • Extruders
  • Transmissions
  • Cranes and hoists
  • Screw machines
  • Augers
  • Dredges
  • Plus many more
Industrial equipment applications


Cage Gear is proud of the many infrastructure projects throughout the world we played an integral role. We have manufactured gearing and custom reducers for many infrastructure applications, private and public, including bridges, tunnels, sewers, water supplies, and more. Please contact our team with any questions. Cage Gear would love to assist you with your infrastructure gearing needs.

Infrastructure applications

Infrastructure Applications:

  • Tunnel boring drives
  • TBM gears
  • Clarifier drives
  • Slurry pump drives
  • Cutter head drives
  • Agitator drives
  • Elevation screw drives
  • Tainter gate gearing and drives
  • Movable bridge gearing and drives

Aggregate Industry

Cage Gear is experienced and qualified to service your aggregate industry power transmission equipment. A large part of our customer base includes mining operations, asphalt plants, concrete plants, limestone plants, fertilizer plants, quarries, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact the Cage Gear team. We are available 24/7 to handle your gearing needs in any situation.

Aggregate Applications:

  • Combination drives
  • Conveyor drives and gears

  • Bucket elevator drives
  • Shovel and dragline gearing
  • Long wall mining drives
  • Loader gearing
  • Back wall drives and gears
  • Autogenous and semi-autogenous mill gearing
  • Kiln and dryer gearing
  • Ball and rod mill gearing
  • Dumper gearing
  • Pulverizer gearing
  • Mine hoist gearing
Aggregate applications

The Pulp and Paper Industry

Cage Gear is experienced in servicing the power transmission equipment in the pulp and paper industry. Fully integrated paper mills are some of our most trusted customers. We service equipment throughout the entire production process including wood handling, pulping, chemical recovery, stock preparation, paper making, and finishing. Please do hesitate to contact us with any of your paper gearing needs. We are available 24/7 to respond to any situation.

Paper applications

Paper Applications:

  • Chipper drives
  • Conveyor drives
  • Debarking drives
  • Cooking drives
  • Washing drives
  • Bleaching drives
  • Filter drives
  • Clarifier drives
  • Lime kiln drives
  • Roll drives
  • Dryer drives
  • Pulper drives
  • Refiner drives
  • Dryer gears
  • Crane equipment

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