Worm And Worm Gear
Worm set is the name for a meshed worm and worm gear. The worm resembles a screw thread; and the mating worm gear a helical gear, except that it is made to envelope the worm as seen along the worm’s axis. The outstanding feature is that the worm offers a very large gear ratio in a single mesh. However, transmission efficiency is very poor due to a great amount of sliding as the worm tooth engages with its mating worm gear tooth and forces rotation by pushing and sliding. With proper choices of materials and lubrication, wear can be contained and noise is reduced.