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90°, non-intersecting shaft applications solution highly specialized power transmission needs.
Our worm gears provide smoothest, quietest kind of gearing.
They provide high-ratio speed reduction in minimal spaces.
Their efficiency is easily increased by decreasing ratios.
With some ratios, there is resistance to back driving.
Available from 48 DP to 3 DP
Stocked as single, double and quad start configurations
Because the efficiency of a worm gear drive worm gear box assembly depends upon the lead angle and quantity of starts on the worm – and because increased effectiveness is always an objective, the ratio ought to be kept as low as possible. To run properly, worms and worm gears utilized together must have the same diametral pitch and threads.
Worms & Worm Gears
EP Gear’s worms and worm gears provide an effective answer for power transmission applications requiring high-ratio acceleration reduction in a limited space using right angle (90°), nonintersecting shafts. When properly applied, worms and worm gears supply the smoothest, quietest form of gearing.
The primary benefit of worm gears is their ability to provide high reduction ratios and correspondingly high torque multiplication. They can also be used as velocity reducers in low- to medium-speed applications. And, because their reduction ratio is founded on the number of gear teeth alone, they are more compact than other types of gears. Like fine-pitch lead screws, worm gears are typically self-locking, making them ideal for hoisting and lifting applications.
Although the sliding contact decreases efficiency, it provides extremely quiet operation. (The use of dissimilar metals for the worm and equipment also plays a part in quiet procedure.) This makes worm gears suitable for use where noise should be minimized, such as for example in elevators. Furthermore, the use of a softer material for the gear means that it can absorb shock loads, like those skilled in heavy equipment or crushing machines.