Worm Gear Reducers often known as worm gearbox or perhaps worm acceleration reducers. Worm equipment reducers are used for speed reduction and raising the torque for electronic motor drives. You can decide to mount your NEMA engine to the reducer by using the NEMA C encounter flange or work with a coupling. If you need a coupling for the result or input shaft look at our coupling section for choosing the coupling. We offer four assemblies left palm and right side and double output shaft and shaft input and shaft result. Interchangeable with most worm equipment manufactures. See data sheet in product overview for diamensions. If you don’t see your type, make sure you Contact Us.
EP GEARS also offers gear tooth measuring equipment called Equipment GAGES! Gear Gages reduce mistakes, save money and time when identifying and buying gears. These pitch templates can be found in nine sets to recognize all the standard pitch sizes: Diametral Pitch “DP”, Circular Pitch “CP”, External Involute Splines, Metric Module “MOD”, Stub Tooth, Fine Pitches, Coarse Pitches and Uncommon Pitches. Refer to the section on Equipment GAGES for catalog amounts when ordering.
Materials recommended for worms is definitely hardened steel and bronze for worm gears. However, depending on the application unhardened steel worms operate adequately and more economically with cast iron worm gears at 50% horsepower ratings. In addition to metal and hardenedsteel, worms can be found in stainless, metal, bronze and nylon; worm gears can be found in steel, hardened metal, stainless, aluminium, nylon and nonmetallic (phenolic).
Basic safety PROVISION: Worm gearing should not be used when a locking mechanism to hold heavy weights where reversing action can cause harm or personal injury. In applications where potential injury is nonexistent and self-locking is preferred against backward rotation in that case use of an individual thread worm with a low helix angle automatically locks the worm gear travel against backward rotation.
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