We have three types of gearboxes. First the: General Purpose Aluminum Worm Gearboxes, next the General Purpose Cast Iron Worm Gearboxes and last: the General Purpose Cast Iron HELICAL Inline Gearboxes. Gearboxes, also known as enclosed gear drives or speed reducers, are mechanical drive components that can control a load at a reduced fixed ratio of the motor speed. The output torque is also increased by the same ratio, while the horsepower remains the same.
Typical applications are used with electric motors for reducing the output speed and increasing torque. Gearboxes are used on conveyors, packaging machines, rotary tables and more! Searching the web, there are many informative articles that help explain which gear style is best for certain applications.
Helical gearboxes offer less vibration, wear, noise and tend to have a longer life. Helical Gearboxes are the most expensive, so the question is: what is the trade-off between the price and cost savings through efficiency and is less vibration, wear, noise and longevity important in your application? We offer straight-through helical gearboxes with cast-iron frames. The output shaft is parallel to the input.
Don't forget: we sell Worm Gearboxes, Motors, Motor controls and more.If you need any help with selecting a gearbox or have questions, please contact us!
Screw conveyors are used in a variety of applications where moving bulk material horizontally or vertically is required. Applications where screw conveyors are utilized are: aggregate and cement agriculture, grain, mining, water, wastewater and more.
The screw conveyor gearbox mounts on the trough end of a screw conveyor. AutomationDirect offers a variety of gear ratios and sizes of gear boxes as well as screw conveyor flanges and drive shafts. Simply add a screw conveyor flange and drive shaft to the properly sized gearbox to couple up to CEMA style conveyor mounts. The screw conveyor flange includes mounting hardware – in this case 4 bolts and washers.
These plugs are located in different locations depending on the actual box size selected. The vent plug should be installed in the filler position as specified in the user manual. The plug in the oil gauge location should be removed while filling with oil. Oil has reached the proper level in the gearbox when it starts to drip out of the gauge port.
Do not allow chemicals on the seals as they can cause seals to deteriorate and leak. Our Cast Iron Helical models include a vent plug that may be plastic like this one, or brass like this one. The vent plug is included with our Helical Gearboxes and is attached during shipping.
These plugs are located in different locations depending on the actual box size selected. The vent plug should be installed in the filler position as specified in the user manual. The plug in the oil gauge location should be removed while filling with oil.
If your vent plug is plastic, remove the red pin from the plug. This red device closes the breathing hole so oil does not leak out during shipping. The brass plug only needs to be installed and it is ready to go. Mounting instructions can be found in the user manual on this chart.