Typical Bronze Worm Gear Applications
The high torque output of worm gears makes them suitable for heavily loaded machinery. Some of the most common applications for worm gears include:
Movable bridge components
The controlled and powerful motion of worm gears are ideal for inducing movements in large and heavy bridge structures.
Elevators, lifts, packaging equipment, and conveyors
Worm gears are used to provide the torque needed to transport heavy loads from one point to another. The non-reversible properties of this gear also act as a secondary safety braking system.
Heavy-duty construction equipment and trucks
Heavy vehicles often use a worm gear differential for additional power. Depending on the action of the vehicle, different amounts of torque may need to be delivered to each wheel. Worm gears are used to provide the necessary torque that governs each wheel’s performance.