Flexbloc right-angle worm gear speed reducers from NORD Gear Corp. (Waunakee, WI) stop oil leaks and eliminate bolt-on covers and split casting, encompassing all gearing within a single piece. They feature an aluminum alloy housing that is corrosion resistant. The speed reducers are lubricated with a food-grade synthetic lubricant that does not require replacement.

Customized options include foot mounting or face mounting, and C-face motor adaptor or solid input shaft. Torque capacity is 3,859 lb.-in. that handles 5-HP motors. The Flexbloc speed reducers are available in single, helical, or double worm configurations with ratios from 5:1 to 3,000:1. The devices offer a choice of C-face motor adaptor or solid input shaft.

Motion Control Technology Magazine

This article first appeared in the February, 2006 issue of Motion Control Technology Magazine.

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