Quick Guide to Worm Gearboxes | Torque Transmission

With the greatest speed reduction in the smallest form factor, worm gearboxes are popular speed reducer solutions.

worm-gear-reducer-sw1sUsed to take a rated motor speed and produce a low-speed output with higher torque value based on the reduction ratio, worm gearboxes offer users a number of advantages.

One of the most important advantages of a worm gearbox is that they are ideal for limited space applications. With one of the sleekest profiles, worm gearboxes feature a small diameter output gear that makes them ideal small spaces.

Within that small space, however, worm gearboxes offer the greatest speed reduction to size, as compared to other types of gearboxes. With a high ratio of speed reduction and high torque output multiplier, it's unsurprising that many power transmission systems make use of a worm gear reducer.

worm-gear-reducer-sw1h-1-1When selecting a worm gearbox, it is imperative that the correct specifications are chosen for the given application. To help you find the right gearbox, we offer a Speed Reducer Buying Checklist that you can follow as you gather all the information you will need to correctly select a worm gearbox. You can download a free copy of the checklist below.

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If you have a low torque requirement, talk to us. We may have a solution that meets your expectations for less than other alternatives.

Contact Torque Transmission to discuss your gearbox application.   

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This post was published on July 10, 2018 and updated on February 21, 2023.

Topics: Gearboxes