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90°, non-intersecting shaft applications solution highly specialized power transmission needs.
Our worm gears offer the smoothest, quietest form of gearing.
They provide high-ratio speed decrease in minimal spaces.
Their efficiency is easily increased by reducing ratios.
With some ratios, there is level of resistance to back driving.
Obtainable from 48 DP to 3 DP
Stocked as single, dual and quad start configurations
Because the effectiveness of a worm equipment drive depends upon the lead angle and number of begins on the worm – and because increased efficiency is always an objective, the ratio should be kept only possible. To run correctly, worms and worm gears used together must have the same diametral pitch and threads.
Worms & Worm Gears
EP Gear’s worms and worm gears provide a highly effective answer for power transmitting applications requiring high-ratio quickness reduction in a limited space using correct angle (90°), nonintersecting shafts. When properly used, worms and worm gears supply the smoothest, quietest form of gearing.
The primary advantage of worm gears is their capability to provide high reduction ratios and correspondingly high torque multiplication. They can also be employed as speed reducers in low- to moderate-velocity applications. And, because their reduction ratio is founded on the number of gear teeth only, they are more compact than other types of gears. Like fine-pitch business lead screws, worm gears are usually self-locking, which makes them perfect for hoisting and lifting applications.
Although the sliding contact decreases efficiency, it provides very quiet operation. (The usage of dissimilar metals for the worm and equipment also plays a part in quiet operation.) This causes worm gears suitable for use where sound should be minimized, such as for example in elevators. In addition, the use of a softer material for the gear implies that it can absorb shock loads, like those skilled in large equipment or crushing devices.
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