Speed reducers are mechanical devices generally used for two purposes. The primary use is to multiply the amount of torque generated by an input power source to increase the amount of usable work.
Speed reducers (also called gear reducers) are basic mechanical devices used with rotating machinery.
A speed reducer is a gear train between the motor and the machinery. Its purpose is to reduce the speed that power is transmitted.
How Do Speed Reducers Work?
Speed reducers primarily serve two functions. First, they take the torque created by the power source (the input) and multiply it. Second, they reduce the speed of the input so that the output is the correct speed.
The output gear of a speed reducer has more teeth than the input gear. As the output gear rotates more slowly, reducing the speed of the input, the torque is increased.
Speed reducers come in many shapes and sizes, but some of the most commonly found speed reducers are gearboxes.
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 it is one of the sleekest reduction gearboxes available due to the small diameter of its output gear.
Determining the correct size and style of speed reducer is accomplished by analyzing the specific application requirements and project specifications. The experienced team at IER Services is here to help you size the correct reducer for your application!
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