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Worms & Worm Gears | Wormwheels
16, 24, 32, 48 or 64 Diametral Pitch
Worm and Worm Gears sets transfer motion between nonintersecting right position shafts. They are the most compact small precision gears system offered, in addition to the quietest and smoothest working. A worm and worm gears established can provide a higher reduction ratio in a very small space.
EP has been production worm and wheel gear systems for over 30 years. We offer worms and worm gears models in many different inches and metric sizes and with quite a few pitch, tooth count, and hub alternatives. Our precision surface stainless worm and wheels and phosphor bronze worm gears provide the best accuracy, smoothest operation, and longest working your life.
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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 little precision gears may have solo or multiple threads (referred to as starts). With each revolution, a single-start worm will approach the linked worm wheel by one tooth; worms with multiple begins will approach the mating worm equipment a corresponding quantity of pearly whites with each revolution. (electronic.g., a 2-begin worm will move their worm wheel two tooth per revolution.)
Standard worm equipment worm wheels feature straight, helical-cut teeth and offer only one point of contact with the worm. EP offers “throated” worm wheels with curved, helical-cut teeth whose curves meet the radius of the worm itself. Throated worm wheels provide a much greater get in touch with area, which vastly boosts load potential and longevity.
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