Reliable, self-locking drive for ventilation and self locking gearbox display screen installations
Ventilation and screening are two of the most important simple strategies that growers use each day to maintain the perfect climate and achieve maximum crop yields. It is critically important for growers in order to open, close and change air vents and environment screens at any moment and with a higher degree of precision. Growers rely on these systems to are they should, and depend on the drive systems that control their screens and air vents.
To assure the dependability of ventilation and display installations, Ever-Power introduced the EP electric motor gearbox – a compact and highly dependable self-locking drive that is developed particularly for use in horticulture. The Ever-Power EP is now the standard with regards to drive technology for cup greenhouses, and includes a well-earned status for reliability, long support life and versatility.
Because your drive units need to work every time you need them
The EP engine gearboxes have been developed specifically to enable you to control the climate inside your greenhouse with a higher degree of precision. The EP’s smart and reliable style means that it guarantees constant control of ventilation and display positions, regardless of 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 installed with the same universal drive.
The EP is developed, produced and tested entirely in-house. This means we are able to guarantee the standard of all our gearbox motors, which have a hard-earned status for reliability and long service life.
Easy to install
RW motors are simple to install and use. Greenhouses builders and installers prefer to use our systems because they are so simple to install and because of the effectiveness of our drive models and control units.
Ridder RW motors allow you to control the position of the vents and display installations extremely precisely. This gives you high-precision control over crop creation, crop quality and energy usage in your greenhouse, enabling you to maximize the viability of your procedure.
Ever-Power provide a comprehensive selection of gearboxes to check their products.
Our oil bath worm and wormwheel gearboxes can be found in a variety of sizes from Simply no.1 to No.8 (100kg to 35 tonnes).
Gearbox options include:
Anti-tilt handwheel shaft assembly
Patented friction brake
Naturally, spares can be found 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 principal motor insight adapted for rotation of a self-lubricating gearbox about the axis of a drive shaft; b. said gearbox comprises: i. an insight ring equipment mounted around stated driveshaft and situated in meshing engagement with stated primary motor insight; ii. a ring plate and seal configuration mounted to said ring gear for sealing components within said ring gear to allow the internal self-lubrication of stated gearbox through a level of lubricant; iii. a world locking equipment rotatably mounted within said ring gear, whereby said planet gear rotates with said band equipment and in addition rotates about its own installation axis; iv. an output spur equipment rotatably mounted within stated ring equipment in a radially inward, concentric regards to said ring equipment and further includes an output shaft adapted for installation to stated drive shaft, said output spur equipment has N +/−X number of gear the teeth in meshing engagement with said planet gear; v. a set spur gear fixedly mounted around stated result shaft and positioned next to said result spur equipment, said fixed spur gear has N amount of gear the teeth in meshing engagement with said planet gear; and vi. wherein said fixed and result spur gears have considerably similar diameters to allow said fixed and output spur gear teeth to considerably align while engaging with stated planet gear, vii. wherein said fixed and result spur gear the teeth comprise a noise-dampening pressure angle configuration which angularly compliment said planet gear teeth, viii. whereby rotation of stated primary motor insight causes rotation of stated ring gear which in turn causes rotation of stated planet gear which in turn causes rotation of stated result spur gear which causes rotation of stated drive shaft, and whereby in the lack of rotation of stated band gear a rotational power put on said output spur gear forces the considerably aligned said fixed and output gear the teeth to lock said world locking gear in place.
2. The apparatus system of claim 1 further comprising another planet locking equipment rotatably mounted within said ring equipment in 180° off-established relation with regards to the first world locking gear, about the full 360° circumference of the ring equipment, whereby said first and second planet gears rotate with said ring gear and also rotate about their very own respective mounting axes while engaging stated fixed and result spur gear the teeth, and whereby in the absence of rotation of the band gear a rotational push applied to said output spur gear 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 system offers a simple and low-cost self-lubricating gearbox which can be driven in a forward and invert direction through an input engine shaft, but cannot be back-driven through its output gearing. By virtue of its configuration as a ring gear, the invention could be effectively built-into any rotating machinery which utilizes a winch/drum. As this kind of, these inventive gear systems have particular application in the field of overhead lifting machinery, although the invention is not so limited. For example, winch machinery that utilizes a cable winding onto a cylindrical or pile-up drum should be in a position to wind in both a clockwise and counterclockwise direction, however, not drop the load. These inventive equipment systems can also be put on move scenery, create effects, and manipulate overhead lighting and machinery during theatrical performances.
Regarding machinery that uses chain or screw jack components, a non-back driving, self-locking gearbox would offer benefits superior to existing configurations produced up of friction brakes and worm drive gearboxes. The built-in benefits of a planetary type gear train further enable a compact assembly. The system’s hollow through the center output spur shaft can pass wiring through to a rotating connection, as well as the simple insertion of downstream apparatus shafts. This might be particularly useful for cable drums winding electrified cable, and turntables with electrics/consumer electronics up to speed, for example.
The inventive gear system moreover addresses certain disadvantages of similar existing gear systems, e.g., vibration and noise conditions that are unacceptable using settings (such as during theatrical performances) and burdensome maintenance through the routine lubrication of the system gears.
To address such disadvantages, briefly described, the self-locking, non-backdrivable gear system of the present invention comprises a major motor input and self-lubricating gear package. The primary motor insight can be adapted for rotation of the gearbox about the axis of a drive shaft. The gearbox comprises an insight ring gear, band plate and seal configuration, planet locking gear, fixed spur equipment, and output spur equipment. The input ring equipment is mounted around the driveshaft and situated in meshing engagement with the principal motor input. The band plate and seal configuration are mounted to the ring equipment and seal the elements within the ring equipment so as to permit the internal self-lubrication of the gearbox through a volume of lubricant.
One or more planet locking gears is rotatably mounted within the ring gear, whereby the planet gear rotates with the ring gear and also rotates about its mounting axis. The output spur equipment is rotatably mounted within the ring gear, in a radially inward, concentric relation to the ring gear, 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 earth gear. The fixed spur gear is fixedly installed around the result shaft and positioned adjacent to the output spur gear. The fixed spur equipment has N quantity of gear the teeth in meshing engagement with the earth gear tooth. The fixed and output spur gears have substantially similar diameters to allow the fixed and output spur gear the teeth to substantially align while engaging with the planet gear. The fixed and result spur gear tooth each comprise a noise-dampening pressure angle configuration to angularly compliment the planet gear teeth.
Functioning, rotation of the principal electric motor input causes rotation of the band gear which causes rotation of the earth gear which in turn causes rotation of the output spur gear which in turn causes rotation of the drive shaft. Nevertheless, in the absence of rotation of the ring gear, any rotational drive put on the output spur gear (electronic.g., via the result shaft) will force the considerably aligned fixed and result gear the teeth to lock the earth locking gear set up.
Various other aspects of the system are provided herein. For example, in an embodiment of the system having two planet locking gears, the second planet locking gear could be rotatably installed within the band gear in a 180° off-set relation with respect to the first planet locking gear, about the entire 360° circumference of the ring gear. The 1st and second world gears rotate with the ring gear and in addition rotate about their personal respective installation axes while engaging the set and result spur gear the teeth. In the absence of rotation of the ring gear, any rotational power put on the output spur gear will power the fixed and output spur gear the teeth to lock the first 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 or else add a sprocket in meshing engagement with a timing chain. The principal motor input may otherwise add a sprocket in meshing engagement with a plurality of timing gears.
Each seal of the band plate and seal configuration may be an O-ring or shaft seal. The gearbox may further comprise a ball bearing band positioned on the result shaft to facilitate rotation of the output spur gear. The pressure angle configuration could be from about 45 degrees to about 25 degrees. The pressure position configuration may more preferably be from about 40 degrees to 30 degrees. The pressure angle configuration may most ideally end up being about 35 degrees. The components of the gearbox may be made from metal, plastic, composite, ceramic, wooden, plywood, steel powder, or combinations thereof.
Extra objects, advantages and novel top features of today’s invention will be established partly in the description which follows, and can in part become apparent to those in the practice of the invention, when regarded as with the attached figures.
Standard Gear Units
Our Standard Gear Products are especially ideal for basic applications with normal requirements. They have already been designed for make use of with three-phase motors. Their housings are machined on all sides which enable installation in any position desired. The gear units are lubricated forever by utilizing a synthetic long-term lubricant
The series Standard Gear Units includes the typical Worm Gearbox, N-Worm Equipment Unit-light version and the typical Bevel Gear Units 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-phase motors and servo motors. Due to the large number of attachment and threaded holes provided it can be directly installed in any desired mounting position without any preparatory function being required. The basic gear with solid insight shaft or with hollow insight shaft could be mounted in 24 different designs, see unit mounting likelihood of Standard Worm Gear Devices.
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 small tooth lead angle of the worm and thus an efficiency of η ≤ 0,5 with worm traveling. Consequently self-locking gear systems are usually uneconomical when high performances and long operating times are needed. A worm equipment unit is known as self-locking at standstill if, with worm wheel traveling, starting from standstill is not possible. This is the case with ATLANTA wheel sets and gear products when the lead position is definitely <5°. A worm gear unit is considered self-locking from the running condition if the gear unit comes to a standstill whilst being backdriven. That is only feasible with high equipment ratios and very 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. In order to avoid overstressing of the worm gear drive because of the very high kinetic energy included, you should furthermore enable a certain running-down time after stopping the input.
Standard Bevel Gear Units
PDF Standard Bevel Equipment Units
Our Standard Bevel Gear Units are suitable 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 has a robust aluminum or cast iron casing, hardened and lapped bevel gears with spiral tooth.
The light-duty version has a single-block housing manufactured from aluminum and is machined on all sides. It si given adequate mounting holes for set up in any position preferred. The hardened and lapped spiral bevel gears make certain good operation 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
Reliable, self-locking drive for ventilation and self locking gearbox display screen installations