AutomationDirect adds aluminum worm gearboxes to IronHorse line
By Alyssa Dalton
Dec. 19, 2014 – AutomationDirect has expanded its mechanical power transmission product line to include aluminum worm gearboxes in five frame sizes, with gear ratios from 10:1 to 100:1.
Constructed of aluminum alloy housings, the worm gearboxes are designed with a C-flange input and hardened hollow-bore output shafts. The gearboxes are available in 30 mm to 75 mm box sizes and feature double-lipped embedded oil seals to help minimize leakage, while epoxy paint helps protect against corrosion. Designed to change drive direction by 90 degrees, the gearboxes are mountable in any direction except motor pointing up; the maintenance-free reducer requires no vent plug or breather, says the company. The gearboxes are suited for use with electric motors for reducing output speed, increasing torque, changing drive direction, or running two loads from one motor in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines and rotary tables.