Worm & Wormwheels
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Worms & Worm Gears | Wormwheels
16, 24, 32, 48 or 64 Diametral Pitch
Worm and Worm Gears models transfer motion between nonintersecting right angle shafts. They are the most compact small precision gears system available, in addition to the quietest and smoothest running. A worm and worm gears placed can provide a higher reduction ratio in an exceedingly small space.
EP has been making worm and wheel gear systems for over 30 years. We offer worms and worm gears pieces in many different ” and metric sizes and with various pitch, tooth count, and hub choices. Our precision floor stainless worm and tires and phosphor bronze worm gears provide the best accuracy, smoothest procedure, and longest working life.
Order a worm and wheel program for your application, obtain a quote, or contact EP for more information.
EP’ High Performance Worm Gear Systems
A worm is configured much like a machine screw, but with the teeth made to mesh with one’s teeth of a worm wheel. These tiny precision gears may have one or multiple threads (known as starts). With each revolution, a single-start worm will move the linked worm wheel by one tooth; worms with multiple starts off will move the mating worm gear a corresponding number of pearly whites with each revolution. (electronic.g., a 2-commence worm will move their worm wheel two pearly whites per revolution.)
Standard worm gear worm wheels feature directly, helical-cut teeth and provide only 1 point of connection with the worm. EP presents “throated” worm tires with curved, helical-cut teeth whose curves match the radius of the worm itself. Throated worm tires provide a much greater contact area, which vastly boosts load ability and longevity.
Sight our on-line metric worm gears gallery.