Skip to Content

Worm Gears

A worm gear system consists of a worm and worm wheel and is the most compact type of gear 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 quietly, as long as they are properly mounted and lubricated.

Applications

Typical worm gear applications include:

  • 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 an industry leader in manufacturing worm gears. We manufacture all of our gears with quality and precision, and are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations through every stage of the process. You can feel confident turning to us for custom 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

Worm Gear