Worm Gear | Reduction Gearbox | Torque Transmission

A worm gear reducer is one type of reduction gear box which consists of a worm pinion input, an output worm gear, and features a right angle output orientation. This type of reduction gear box is generally used to take a rated motor speed and produce a low speed output with higher torque value based on the reduction ratio. They often can solve space-saving problems because the worm gear reducer is one of the sleekest reduction gearboxes available due to the small diameter of its output gear.

worm gear reducerWorm gear reducers are also a popular type of speed reducer because they offer the greatest speed reduction in the smallest package. 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. Some of the most common applications for worm gears can be found in tuning instruments, medical testing equipment, elevators, security gates, and conveyor belts.

SW-1 and SW-5

Torque Transmission offers two sizes of worm gear reducer, the SW-1 and the SW-5 and both are available in a range of ratios. The SW-1 ratios include 3.5:1 to 60:1 and the SW-5 ratios include 5:1 to 100:1. Both of these options are manufactured with rugged compression-molded glass-fill polyester housings for a durable, long lasting, light weight speed reducer that is also compact, non-corrosive, and non-metallic.

Features

Our worm gear reducers offer an option of a solid or hollow output shaft and feature an adjustable mounting position. Both the SW-1 and the SW-5, however, can withstand shock loading better than other reduction gearbox designs, making them ideal for demanding applications.

  • Rugged compression-molded glass-fill polyester housing
  • Light weight and compact
  • Non corrosive
  • Non metallic
  • Range of ratios
  • SW-1, 3.5:1 to 60:1
  • SW-5, 5:1 to 100:1
  • Grease Lubrication
  • Solid or Hollow output shaft
  • Adjustable mounting position

How do you find the right size and style?

Determining the correct size and style of speed reducer is accomplished by analyzing the specific application requirements and project specifications. Our experienced support personnel are always available to help you size the correct reducer for your application! 

Contact us for information about any of our speed reducers or to request a quote for a custom speed reducer.

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This post was published on January 10, 2017 and updated on April 9, 2019.

Topics: Right Angle Speed Reducers Speed Reducers Worm Gear Reducers