Gearboxes are the most expensive, so the question is: what is the trade-off between the gearbox motor conveyor 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. Our gearboxes utilize C-face mounting interfaces for C-face motors. These gearboxes use helical gears to provide quiet startup and smooth operation.
Our Iron Horse Helical Gearboxes are filled with mineral oil and do require maintenance oil changes. Our Iron Horse Helical Gearboxes are typically a drop in replacement for our competitors and is offered at a fraction of the gearbox motor conveyor price of our competitors. Worm gearboxes are more commonly used where large gear reductions are required. The design allows the worm to turn the gear, but the gear cannot turn the worm giving a braking or locking style feature.
These next two models are both Worm Gearboxes and contain a worm (gear type) on the input shaft, and a mating gear on the output shaft. Worm Gearboxes also change the drive direction by 90 degrees. Our Iron Horse CAST-IRON Worm Gearboxes are offered with right hand and dual (both right and left) output shafts, and with hollow-bore outputs (all the way through from one side to the other).
We also offer optional gearbox mounting bases for ease of installation of these cast-iron gearboxes. Our Iron Horse ALUMINUM Gearboxes feature hollow-bore outputs (hollow all the way through from one side to the other).