Worm Gear Reducers

Worm Gear Reducers

A speed reducer, often referred to as a gear box, is an enclosed mechanical device that utilizes gearing to lower speeds and increase torque on a drive. A worm gear reducer, or worm gearbox, is the most commonly found speed reducer. Typically a worm gear reducer will be mounted or coupled to an electric motor. Worm gear reducers are available in a wide array of styles, configurations and ratio‚Äôs. Worm gear reducers are utilized in all industries, and come in sizes from a few pounds to several tons for heavy industrial applications.   

Worm Gear reducers are utilized in power transmission applications requiring high ratio speed reduction in a limited space. The gears are used on right angle, non-intersecting shafts. When properly aligned, worms and worm gears are the quietest and smoothest form of gearing. One drawback of worm gearing is as the ratio of this gearing increase, the efficiency of the gearing decreases. A worm gear reducer is a right angle speed reducer that allows the maximum speed reduction in the smallest package.

Worm gear reducers are used in low to moderate horsepower applications. They offer low initial cost, high ratios, and high output torque in a small package. Worm gear reducers have a much higher tolerance for shock loading then helical gear reducers. Many worm gear reducers are interchangeable between manufacturers.

Here is a list of Manufacturers / Brands that we represent:

  • Regal PTS (Browning, Morse, Foote-Jones)
  • Baldor (Dodge)
  • Rexnord (Falk) 
  • Winsmith  
  • Altra Motion (Boston Gear)
  • Philadelphia Gear
  • Sumitomo
  • WorldWide Electric

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