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Worms & Worm Gears | Wormwheels
16, 24, 32, 48 or 64 Diametral Pitch
Worm and Worm Gears units transfer motion between nonintersecting right angle shafts. They are the most compact small precision gears system readily available, along with the quietest and smoothest running. A worm and worm gears established can provide a high reduction ratio in an exceedingly small space.
EP has been production worm and wheel equipment systems for over 30 years. We offer worms and worm gears units in a number of inches and metric sizes and with several pitch, tooth count, and hub alternatives. Our precision surface stainless steel worm and wheels and phosphor bronze worm gears supply the best accuracy, smoothest operation, and longest working lifestyle.
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EP’ High Performance Worm Gear Systems
A worm is configured much like a machine screw, but with teeth made to mesh with one’s teeth of a worm wheel. These small precision gears may have sole or multiple threads (named starts off). With each revolution, a single-start worm will move the associated worm wheel by one tooth; worms with multiple starts will move the mating worm gear a corresponding amount of teeth with each revolution. (e.g., a 2-begin worm will move its worm wheel two teeth per revolution.)
Standard worm gear worm wheels feature right, helical-cut teeth and offer only one point of connection with the worm. EP presents “throated” worm wheels with curved, helical-cut teeth whose curves meet the radius of the worm itself. Throated worm tires give a much greater get in touch with area, which vastly increases load capability and longevity.
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