A Quick Look Into Worm Gearboxes

Industrial gearboxes are important components with many applications in many industries. They’re a mechanical device used for torque increase or decrease via speed decrease or increase, accordingly. One of the most popular gearboxes is the worm gearbox.

The worm gearbox gets its name from its components. It has a worm gear, a gear that can transmit power at 90° and in places that require high reductions. The two parts of the worm gear, the worm screw and worm wheel, work in tandem to not only allow the gearbox to function properly, but allow for complete control over the direction and speed of the rotation and higher torque transmission.

Low output speed, low noise, relatively small size, self-locking at high transmission ratios, and non-reversing, worm gearboxes have many benefits to offer. As a result, they can be found in many applications. From small machinery to packaging equipment, the small size of worm gearboxes is very handy. Also, because worm gearboxes are non-reversing, they’re great for equipment that can’t be allows to move backwards, like gates or conveyors and conveyor belts. In the event that an equipment does need to operate in two directions, two worm gearboxes can be used instead of one: one gearbox for each direction.

Because worm gearboxes are used in so many crucial applications, it’s important to remember to schedule regular inspections for maintenance and repair. Worm gearboxes are usually made from higher grade materials like steel, so it’s important to find a repair technician that specializes in working with worm gearboxes. Repair and renewal are sensitive processes because ensuring a gearbox stays in perfect working condition is the key to keeping equipment running properly and efficiently. So, remember, when you need your worm gearbox repaired or renewed, find the right technician with all the necessary knowledge and skills, and find a reputable supplier to help you get only the highest quality parts and replacements.

At ASAP Aviation Procurement, own and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we offer the best prices and quality worm gearboxes components on the market. We’re a leading supplier of new and obsolete parts and aftermarket spares for the aerospace and aviation industries. If you’re interested in learning more about worm gearboxes or industrial gearboxes, or would like to request a quote, feel free to contact us by phone at +1-702-919-1616, or by email at sales@asap-aviationprocurement.com. We’re always available and ready to help.


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January 21, 2019