Worms are used when large gear
reductions are required. Many worm gears have a peculiar
property that other gear sets donít have: the worm can
turn the gear, but the gear cannot budge the worm.
Reason being that the angle on the worm is so shallow
that when the gear tries to turn it, the friction
between the gear and the worm holds the worm in place.
This feature is useful for machinery like conveyor
systems, where the locking feature can act as a brake
for the conveyor when the motor is not turning. Stahl
gear can custom manufacture or repair your worms for
almost every application.
If you are looking for custom manufacturing services of
worms or emergency repairs, just contact us for more
information or to schedule your service.