Reliable, self-locking drive for ventilation and display screen installations
Ventilation and screening are two of the most important fundamental strategies that growers make use of each day to maintain the ideal climate and achieve optimum crop yields. It is critically important for growers in order to open, close and adapt air vents and weather screens at at any time and with a high degree of precision. Growers rely on these systems to are they should, and rely on the drive systems that control their displays and air vents.
In order to guarantee the dependability of ventilation and display screen installations, Ever-Power introduced the EP motor gearbox – a compact and highly reliable self-locking drive that has been developed particularly for use in horticulture. The Ever-Power EP is currently the standard when it comes to drive technology for glass greenhouses, and has a well-earned popularity for reliability, long assistance life and versatility.
Because your drive units need to work every time you need them
The EP electric motor gearboxes have been developed specifically to enable you to regulate the climate inside your greenhouse with a higher degree of precision. The EP’s smart and reliable design means that it guarantees constant control of ventilation and display positions, whatever the circumstances, load or greenhouse design.
There is a wide selection of EP motors including many different versions with various speeds, torques, voltages and drive shafts. This implies that different projects, applications and systems can be fitted with the same universal drive.
The EP is developed, produced and tested completely in-house. This means we are able to guarantee the standard of all our gearbox motors, which have a self locking gearbox hard-earned popularity for reliability and lengthy service life.
Easy to install
RW motors are easy to install and make use of. Greenhouses builders and installers like to work with our systems because they are so easy to install and because of the potency of our drive products and control units.
Ridder RW motors enable you to control the position of the vents and display installations extremely precisely. This gives you high-precision control over crop production, crop quality and energy consumption in your greenhouse, helping you to increase the viability of your operation.
Ever-Power provide a comprehensive range of gearboxes to complement their products.
Our oil bath worm and wormwheel gearboxes are available in a range of sizes from No.1 to No.8 (100kg to 35 tonnes).
Gearbox options include:
Anti-tilt handwheel shaft assembly
Patented friction brake
Naturally, spares are available from stock, delivered by either post, carrier, sea or airfreight.
We offer full restoration and refurbishment services such as reload testing.
1. A self-locking non-backdrivable gear system, comprising: a. a main motor input adapted for rotation of a self-lubricating gearbox about the axis of a drive shaft; b. stated gearbox comprises: i. an input ring equipment mounted around stated driveshaft and situated in meshing engagement with said primary motor input; ii. a band plate and seal configuration installed to said ring equipment for sealing components within said ring gear to allow the internal self-lubrication of said gearbox through a volume of lubricant; iii. a world locking gear rotatably mounted within said ring equipment, whereby said planet gear rotates with said ring gear and also rotates about its own mounting axis; iv. an output spur equipment rotatably mounted within said ring equipment in a radially inward, concentric regards to said ring gear and further includes an output shaft adapted for mounting to said drive shaft, said output spur equipment has N +/−X number of gear teeth in meshing engagement with stated planet gear; v. a set spur gear fixedly mounted around stated result shaft and positioned adjacent to said result spur gear, said fixed spur equipment has N number of gear tooth in meshing engagement with said planet gear; and vi. wherein said fixed and output spur gears have substantially similar diameters to permit said fixed and output spur gear the teeth to considerably align while engaging with stated planet equipment, vii. wherein said fixed and output spur gear the teeth comprise a noise-dampening pressure position configuration which angularly compliment stated planet gear tooth, viii. whereby rotation of said primary motor insight causes rotation of stated ring gear which causes rotation of stated planet gear which in turn causes rotation of said result spur gear which in turn causes rotation of said drive shaft, and whereby in the absence of rotation of said band gear a rotational pressure applied to said output spur gear forces the considerably aligned said fixed and output gear tooth to lock said planet locking gear set up.
2. The gear system of claim 1 further comprising another planet locking gear rotatably mounted within stated ring equipment in 180° off-arranged relation with respect to the first world locking equipment, about the full 360° circumference of the ring equipment, whereby said initial and second world gears rotate with stated ring gear and also rotate about their own respective installation axes while engaging stated fixed and output spur gear tooth, and whereby in the absence of rotation of the ring gear a rotational force applied to said output spur equipment will push said fixed and output spur gear tooth to lock said initial and second world gears in place.
With reference to the application of the inventive gear system discussed herein, the machine offers a simple and low-cost self-lubricating gearbox that can be driven in a forward and reverse direction through an input motor shaft, but can’t be back-driven through its output gearing. By virtue of its configuration as a ring gear, the invention can be effectively integrated into any rotating machinery which utilizes a winch/drum. As such, these inventive gear systems have particular app in the field of overhead lifting machinery, although the invention isn’t so limited. For instance, winch machinery that utilizes a cable winding onto a cylindrical or pile-up drum must be able to wind in both a clockwise and counterclockwise direction, however, not drop the strain. These inventive equipment systems can also be put on move scenery, create results, and manipulate overhead light and machinery during theatrical performances.
In the case of machinery that uses chain or screw jack components, a non-back driving, self-locking gearbox would offer benefits more advanced than existing configurations made up of friction brakes and worm drive gearboxes. The built-in benefits of a planetary type equipment train further enable a concise assembly. The system’s hollow through the guts output spur shaft can complete wiring through to a rotating connection, and also the basic insertion of downstream devices shafts. This would be especially useful for cable drums winding electrified cable, and turntables with electrics/electronic devices up to speed, for example.
The inventive gear system moreover addresses certain disadvantages of similar existing equipment systems, e.g., vibration and noise conditions that are unacceptable in certain settings (such as for example during theatrical performances) and burdensome maintenance through the program lubrication of the system gears.
To address such disadvantages, briefly described, the self-locking, non-backdrivable gear system of today’s invention comprises a major motor insight and self-lubricating gear box. The primary motor insight is certainly adapted for rotation of the gearbox about the axis of a drive shaft. The gearbox comprises an insight ring gear, ring plate and seal configuration, planet locking equipment, fixed spur gear, and output spur equipment. The input ring gear is mounted around the driveshaft and positioned in meshing engagement with the primary motor input. The band plate and seal configuration are installed to the ring gear and seal the components within the ring gear so as to permit the inner self-lubrication of the gearbox through a volume of lubricant.
One or more planet locking gears is rotatably mounted within the band gear, whereby the planet gear rotates with the band gear and also rotates about its mounting axis. The output spur gear is rotatably mounted within the ring gear, in a radially inward, concentric regards to the ring equipment, and additional includes an output shaft adapted for installation to the drive shaft. The output spur equipment has N+/−X number of gear teeth in meshing engagement with the planet equipment. The fixed spur gear is fixedly installed around the result shaft and positioned adjacent to the result spur equipment. The fixed spur gear has N amount of gear teeth in meshing engagement with the planet gear teeth. The fixed and result spur gears have substantially similar diameters to permit the fixed and result spur gear teeth to substantially align while engaging with the earth gear. The fixed and output spur gear teeth each comprise a noise-dampening pressure position configuration to angularly compliment the earth gear teeth.
In operation, rotation of the principal motor input causes rotation of the ring gear which causes rotation of the planet gear which causes rotation of the output spur gear which causes rotation of the drive shaft. However, in the absence of rotation of the ring gear, any rotational power put on the output spur gear (e.g., via the output shaft) will push the substantially aligned fixed and result gear tooth to lock the earth locking gear in place.
Other aspects of the machine are provided herein. For instance, within an embodiment of the system having two planet locking gears, the second planet locking gear may be rotatably mounted within the band gear in a 180° off-set relation with respect to the first world locking gear, about the full 360° circumference of the ring gear. The first and second planet gears rotate with the ring gear and also rotate about their personal respective mounting axes while engaging the set and result spur gear teeth. In the absence of rotation of the ring gear, any rotational pressure applied to the output spur gear will push the fixed and output spur gear teeth to lock the initial and second world gears in place.
The primary motor input can include a sprocket in meshing engagement with a timing belt. The principal motor input may otherwise add a sprocket in meshing engagement with a timing chain. The primary motor input may or else include a sprocket in meshing engagement with a plurality of timing gears.
Each seal of the ring plate and seal configuration may be an O-ring or shaft seal. The gearbox may further comprise a ball bearing ring positioned on the output shaft to facilitate rotation of the result spur gear. The pressure position configuration could be from about 45 degrees to about 25 degrees. The pressure position configuration may more ideally be from about 40 degrees to 30 degrees. The pressure angle configuration may most preferably end up being about 35 degrees. The elements of the gearbox could be made from metal, plastic material, composite, ceramic, wood, plywood, metallic powder, or combinations thereof.
Extra objects, advantages and novel features of today’s invention will be established in part in the description which follows, and can in part become obvious to those in the practice of the invention, when regarded as with the attached figures.
Standard Gear Units
Our Standard Gear Devices are especially suitable for basic applications with normal requirements. They have been designed for use with three-phase motors. Their housings are machined on all sides which enable installation in any position desired. The gear units are lubricated for life by using a synthetic long-term lubricant
The series Standard Equipment Units includes the Standard Worm Gearbox, N-Worm Equipment Unit-light version and the Standard Bevel Gear Systems in the heavy-duty and light version.
Standard Worm Gear Units
PDF Standard Worm Equipment Units
EP Standard Worm Equipment Units have been created for make use of with three-stage motors and servo motors. Due to the large number of attachment and threaded holes supplied it could be directly installed in virtually any desired mounting position without any preparatory work being required. The essential gear with solid insight shaft or with hollow input shaft can be mounted in 24 different designs, see unit mounting possibilities of Standard Worm Gear Units.
6 sizes: 40, 50, 63, 80, 100 and 125
10 ratios: 6,75; 9; 12; 14; 19; 29; 39; 52; 62 und 82:1
Output torque: from 19 to 1100 Nm
ATEX design available
of Worm Gear Units
Units Mounting Possibilities
of Standard Worm Gear
Operation and Maintenance
Self-locking property of Worm Gear Units
A precondition for the self-locking quality of gear units is a little tooth business lead angle of the worm and thus an efficiency of η ≤ 0,5 with worm traveling. Consequently self-locking gear products are usually uneconomical when high performances and long operating times are needed. A worm equipment unit is considered self-locking at standstill if, with worm wheel driving, starting from standstill is difficult. This is actually the case with ATLANTA wheel sets and gear units when the lead angle is definitely <5°. A worm gear unit is considered self-locking from the working condition if the gear unit involves a standstill whilst getting backdriven. This is only possible with high equipment ratios and incredibly low speeds. Shocks and vibrations can neutralize the self-locking capacity! For that reason a self-locking tooth program cannot replace a brake or reverse-stroke fasten. To avoid overstressing of the worm equipment drive due to the high kinetic energy involved, you should furthermore allow for a certain running-down time after stopping the insight.
Standard Bevel Gear Units
PDF Standard Bevel Equipment Units
Our Standard Bevel Equipment Units are ideal for all types of applications for rotating and positioning and can be used in every situation and orientation.
The heavy-duty version with three transmission shafts has centering diameters for precise alignment. This version includes a robust aluminium or cast iron casing, hardened and lapped bevel gears with spiral teeth.
The light-duty version includes a single-block housing manufactured from aluminum and is machined on all sides. It si given adequate mounting holes for set up in any placement preferred. The hardened and lapped spiral bevel gears make sure good procedure in both directions of rotation.
Heavy-duty and light version
5 ratios: 1; 1,5; 2; 3 and 5:1
Output torque: from 2,3 to 170 Nm
self locking gearbox
Reliable, self-locking drive for ventilation and display screen installations