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90°, nonintersecting shaft applications answer highly specialized power tranny needs.
Our worm gears provide smoothest, quietest form of gearing.
They offer high-ratio speed reduction in minimal spaces.
Their efficiency is easily increased by decreasing ratios.
With some ratios, there is resistance to back driving.
Offered from 48 DP to 3 DP
Stocked as single, dual and quad start configurations
Because the efficiency of a worm equipment drive depends on the business lead angle and number of starts on the worm – and because increased efficiency is always a goal, the ratio should be kept only possible. To run properly, worms and worm gears utilized together will need to have the same diametral pitch and threads.
Worms & Worm Gears
EP Gear’s worms and worm gears provide a highly effective answer for power transmission applications requiring high-ratio acceleration reduction in a limited space using correct angle (90°), nonintersecting shafts. When properly applied, worms and worm gears supply the smoothest, quietest kind of gearing.
The primary benefit of worm gears is their capability to provide high reduction ratios and correspondingly high torque multiplication. They may also be used as quickness reducers in low- to moderate-quickness applications. And, because their reduction ratio is based on the amount of gear teeth alone, they are more compact than other styles of gears. Like fine-pitch lead screws, worm gears are usually self-locking, which makes them perfect for hoisting and lifting applications.
Although the sliding contact reduces efficiency, it provides very quiet operation. (The utilization of dissimilar metals for the worm and equipment also plays a part in quiet operation.) This produces worm gears suitable for use where noise should be minimized, such as for example in elevators. In addition, the utilization of a softer materials for the gear means that it can absorb shock loads, like those skilled in large equipment or crushing machines.
We have more information regarding worm gear box assembly.