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worm wheel

The toothed wheel of a worm gear.
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worm′ gear`

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or worm′gear`,

1. a mechanism consisting of a worm engaging with and driving a worm wheel.
2. a gear wheel driven by a worm.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.worm wheel - gear with the thread of a worm
cogwheel, gear, gear wheel, geared wheel - a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
worm gear - gear consisting of a shaft with screw thread (the worm) that meshes with a toothed wheel (the worm wheel); changes the direction of the axis of rotary motion
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All components within the power drive, like the worm wheel and worm shaft, are surface hardened to increase wear resistance.
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The 5AX-20011 CNC Rotary Table has a patented carbide worm system that uses a carbide worm screw and ion nitrided worm wheel, rather than a conventional bronze or bronze alloy actuation mechanism.
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(1) are [F.sub.n] = [f.sub.N2] is the force in the direction of common normal at C point on a tooth of the worm wheel given by the expression [1]
Supplied with a two-year warranty, and TUV certified, Yilmaz gearboxes are claimed to offer high levels of reliability and strength from the design synergy of a one-piece monoblock housing and optimised worm gear pair; the latter combining a hardened and ground cylindrical worm (21NiCrMo2) and phosphorous bronze worm wheel (Gz12SnCuNi).