Worm Gears

The worm gear system consists of a worm and worm wheel and is the most compact type of system. Because of the compact design, worm gear reducers are able to be placed in relatively small spaces and provide high-ratio speed reduction. Worm gears run smoothly and are the quietest of the gear systems with proper mounting and lubrication compared to other types of gearing.

Worm Gear Applications

Worm gears are used in many applications including:

  • presses
  • small engines
  • lift/elevators
  • rolling mills
  • conveying engineering
  • mining industry machines
  • on rudders
  • worm drive saws

Worm Gear Manufacturing

Worm gears are typically manufactured by hobbing with a hob (cutting tool) very similar to the worm that the gear mates with. The worm may be turned, hobbed, milled, or ground.

Gear Motions is a leader in the industry in manufacturing worm gears. Partner with us today for custom worm gears made to your exact specifications.

CAPABILITIES

  • Diameter: 0.5” – 9.5”
  • Axial D. Pitch: 48 to 2

  • Diameter: 0.5” – 36.0”
  • Axial D. Pitch: 48 to 2

Equipment

  • (1) Gleason Genesis 400H
  • (1) Liebherr LC380
  • (1) Gleason 782 G-Tech 6 Axis
  • (1) Mitsubishi GC20
  • (1) Mitsubishi GD20
  • (1) Mitsubishi GE15A
  • (1) Koepfer 200 with Automation
  • (1) 16″ Pfauter P400
  • (1) 24″ Pfauter P630
  • (1) 36″ Pfauter P900
  • (1) 72″ G&E
  • (1) 60S G&E Gasher
  • (2) Richardon R200 CNC
  • (6) Barber Coleman from 6″ to 16″
  • (1) MIKRON 132.02