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worm and wheel steering gear

A worm gear system consists of a worm and worm wheel. The worm resembles a screw, which meets with a worm wheel, as demonstrated in the photo. When rotational power can be put on the worm, it rotates against the wheel and worm and wheel steering gear transfers power to the worm wheel. The system is designed so that the worm can easily turn the gear, but the gear cannot switch the worm. In some designs, the friction between the gear and worm keeps the worm set up. This feature can be extremely useful in some applications.
Worm gears will be the most compact type of system and offer high-ratio speed reduction. They are generally the preferred type of gearing system when space is limited and large gear reductions are needed. Worm gears can be utilized to either greatly boost torque or help reduce speed. Also, they are the smoothest and quietest of the apparatus systems, provided that they are properly mounted and lubricated.
Another advantage of worm gears can be they have great meshing effectiveness. To become most effective, it is important that they are produced with top quality standards to make sure all equipment requirements are precisely met.
Precision Worm Gears from Gear Motions
HZPT includes a long background of production worm gears. Our worm gears are tailor made with precision, so our customers can depend on us to produce high quality gears made to their exact specifications. Whether you will need high or low volume, large or small size worm gears, we can accommodate a multitude of requirements. E mail us with questions or to get a quote.


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