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Worms & Worm Gears | Wormwheels
16, 24, 32, 48 or 64 Diametral Pitch
Worm and Worm Gears models transfer motion between non-intersecting right angle shafts. They are the most compact tiny precision gears system readily available, in addition to the quietest and smoothest jogging. A worm and worm gears arranged can provide a higher reduction ratio in a very small space.
EP has been developing worm and wheel gear systems for over 30 years. We offer worms and worm gears sets in various in . and metric sizes and with a number of pitch, tooth count, and hub alternatives. Our precision ground stainless worm and wheels and phosphor bronze worm gears supply the best accuracy, smoothest operation, and longest working lifestyle.
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EP’ POWERFUL Worm Gear Systems
A worm is configured much like a machine screw, but with the teeth designed to mesh with one’s teeth of a worm wheel. These tiny precision gears may have one or multiple threads (referred to as begins). With each revolution, a single-start worm will maneuver the connected worm wheel by one tooth; worms with multiple starts will maneuver the mating worm equipment a corresponding number of teeth with each revolution. (e.g., a 2-begin worm will move their worm wheel two tooth per revolution.)
Standard worm gear worm wheels feature direct, helical-cut teeth and provide only one point of connection with the worm. EP presents “throated” worm tires with curved, helical-cut the teeth whose curves match the radius of the worm itself. Throated worm wheels give a much greater contact area, which vastly boosts load capacity and longevity.
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