- November 07, 2014
November 7, 2014 - AutomationDirect introduces aluminum worm gearboxes in five frame sizes, with gear ratios from 10:1 to 100:1. Constructed of aluminum alloy housings, the worm gearboxes are designed with a C-flange input and hardened hollow-bore output shafts. Aluminum IronHorse worm gearboxes are available in 30 to 75mm box sizes and feature double-lipped embedded oil seals to prevent leakage, epoxy paint inside and outside the reducer to prevent corrosion, and double bearing sets are on both shaft ends. Designed to change drive direction by 90 degrees, the gearboxes are mountable in any direction, except motor pointing up; the maintenance-free reducer requires no vent plug or breather. IronHorse aluminum worm gearboxes are ideal for use with electric motors for reducing output speed, increasing torque, changing drive direction, or running two loads from one motor in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines and rotary tables. Prices start at $88; the full line is available for same-day shipping, and is backed by a one-year warranty. Optional single and double output shafts, output flanges, torque arms and output covers are also available. About AutomationDirect: In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply.