A worm gear system contains a worm and worm wheel. The worm resembles a screw, which satisfies with a worm wheel, as proven in the picture. When rotational power is usually put on the worm, it rotates against the wheel and transfers power to the worm wheel. The system is designed so that the worm can certainly turn the gear, but the gear cannot convert the worm. In some designs, the friction between the worm and wheel steering gear equipment and worm retains the worm in place. This feature can be very useful in some applications.
Worm gears will be the most compact kind of system and offer high-ratio speed decrease. They are generally the preferred kind of gearing system when space is limited and large equipment reductions are required. Worm gears can be used to either greatly increase torque or help reduce speed. Also, they are the smoothest and quietest of the gear systems, so long as they are correctly mounted and lubricated.
Another benefit of worm gears can be that they have good meshing effectiveness. To become most effective, it is necessary that they are produced with top quality standards to ensure all equipment requirements are precisely met.
Precision Worm Gears from Gear Motions
HZPT includes a long background of manufacturing worm gears. Our worm gears are custom made with precision, so our customers can rely on us to produce high quality gears made to their exact specifications. Whether you will need high or low volume, large or little size worm gears, we are able to accommodate a multitude of requirements. Contact us with questions or to get a quote.