Reliable, self-locking drive for ventilation and display installations
Ventilation and screening are two of the most crucial fundamental strategies that growers make use of each day to maintain the perfect climate and achieve maximum crop yields. It is critically important for growers in order to open up, close and adjust air vents and weather screens at any moment and with a higher degree of accuracy. Growers rely on these systems to are they should, and rely on the drive systems that control their screens and air vents.
In order to guarantee the dependability of ventilation and display screen installations, Ever-Power introduced the EP engine gearbox – a concise and highly dependable self-locking drive that is developed specifically for use in horticulture. The Ever-Power EP is now the standard when it comes to drive technology for glass greenhouses, and includes a well-earned reputation for reliability, long assistance life and versatility.
Because your drive units have to work every period you need them
The EP engine gearboxes have been developed specifically to allow you to control the climate within your greenhouse with a higher amount of precision. The EP’s smart and reliable style implies that it guarantees continuous control of ventilation and display screen positions, regardless of the circumstances, load or greenhouse style.
Versatile
There is a wide variety of EP motors including many different versions with various speeds, torques, voltages and drive shafts. This means that different tasks, applications and systems can be fitted with the same universal drive.
Reliable
The EP is developed, produced and tested completely in-house. This means we are able to guarantee the quality of all our gearbox motors, which have a hard-earned popularity for reliability and lengthy service life.
Easy to install
RW motors are simple to install and make use of. Greenhouses builders and installers prefer to use our systems because they are so easy to install and because of the effectiveness of our drive models and control units.
Precision growing
Ridder RW motors enable you to control the positioning of the vents and display screen installations extremely precisely. This gives you high-precision control over crop production, crop quality and energy usage in your greenhouse, helping you to increase the viability of your operation.
Ever-Power offer a comprehensive selection of gearboxes to complement their products.
Our oil bath worm and wormwheel gearboxes are available in a range of sizes from Simply no.1 to No.8 (100kg to 35 tonnes).
Gearbox options include:
Anti-tilt handwheel shaft assembly
Patented friction brake
Motorised (electric)
Motorised (pneumatic)
Naturally, spares can be found from stock, delivered simply by possibly post, carrier, sea or airfreight.
We offer full repair and refurbishment services such as reload testing.
1. A self-locking non-backdrivable gear program, comprising: a. a major motor input adapted for rotation of a self-lubricating gearbox about the axis of a drive shaft; b. stated gearbox comprises: i. an insight ring equipment mounted around stated driveshaft and situated in meshing engagement with stated primary motor input; ii. a band plate and seal configuration mounted to said ring gear for sealing elements within said ring equipment to allow the internal self-lubrication of stated gearbox through a level of lubricant; iii. a planet locking gear rotatably mounted within stated ring gear, whereby said planet equipment rotates with said band gear and also 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 gear and additional includes an result shaft adapted for installation to said drive shaft, said output spur equipment has N +/−X number of gear tooth in meshing engagement with said planet gear; v. a fixed spur gear fixedly mounted around stated output shaft and positioned next to said output spur gear, said fixed spur equipment has N amount of gear tooth in meshing engagement with said planet gear; and vi. self locking gearbox wherein said fixed and result spur gears have considerably similar diameters to allow said fixed and output spur gear teeth to substantially align while engaging with said planet gear, vii. wherein said set and result spur gear teeth comprise a noise-dampening pressure position configuration which angularly compliment stated planet gear the teeth, viii. whereby rotation of said primary motor input causes rotation of said ring gear which causes rotation of stated planet gear which in turn causes rotation of stated output spur gear which causes rotation of said drive shaft, and whereby in the lack of rotation of said ring gear a rotational push applied to said output spur gear forces the substantially aligned said set and result gear tooth to lock said world locking gear set up.
2. The gear system of claim 1 further comprising another planet locking gear rotatably mounted within stated ring gear in 180° off-arranged relation with respect to the first planet locking gear, about the entire 360° circumference of the ring gear, whereby said 1st and second planet gears rotate with stated ring gear and in addition rotate about their personal respective installation axes while engaging said fixed and output spur gear tooth, and whereby in the lack of rotation of the band gear a rotational pressure applied to said output spur equipment will power said fixed and output spur gear tooth to lock said initial and second planet gears in place.
With reference to the use of the inventive gear system discussed herein, the system provides a simple and low-cost self-lubricating gearbox that can be driven in a forward and reverse direction through an input motor shaft, but cannot be back-driven through its output gearing. By virtue of its configuration as a ring gear, the invention could be effectively integrated into any rotating machinery which utilizes a winch/drum. As such, these inventive equipment systems have particular software in the field of overhead lifting machinery, although the invention is not so limited. For instance, winch machinery that utilizes a cable winding onto a cylindrical or pile-up drum must be in a position to wind in both a clockwise and counterclockwise direction, however, not drop the load. These inventive gear systems can also be applied to move scenery, create effects, and manipulate overhead light 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 made up of friction brakes and worm drive gearboxes. The integrated benefits of a planetary type equipment train further enable a compact assembly. The system’s hollow through the guts result spur shaft can complete wiring through to a rotating connection, along with the basic insertion of downstream products shafts. This would be particularly useful for cable drums winding electrified cable, and turntables with electrics/consumer electronics up to speed, for example.
The inventive gear program moreover addresses certain disadvantages of similar existing equipment systems, e.g., vibration and noise conditions that are unacceptable using settings (such as 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 program of the present invention comprises a major motor input and self-lubricating gear container. The primary motor input can be 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 gear, fixed spur gear, and output spur equipment. The input ring equipment is installed around the driveshaft and situated in meshing engagement with the principal motor input. The ring plate and seal configuration are mounted to the ring gear and seal the components within the ring equipment so as to allow the inner self-lubrication of the gearbox through a level of lubricant.
One or more world locking gears is rotatably mounted within the band gear, whereby the planet equipment rotates with the ring gear and in addition rotates about its mounting axis. The result spur equipment is rotatably installed within the ring equipment, in a radially inward, concentric regards to the ring gear, and additional includes an result shaft adapted for mounting to the drive shaft. The output spur gear has N+/−X amount of gear teeth in meshing engagement with the planet equipment. The fixed spur gear is fixedly installed around the output shaft and positioned adjacent to the result spur equipment. The fixed spur equipment has N quantity of gear the teeth in meshing engagement with the earth gear teeth. The fixed and result spur gears have substantially similar diameters to allow the fixed and output spur gear tooth to considerably align while engaging with the earth gear. The fixed and output spur gear tooth each comprise a noise-dampening pressure position configuration to angularly compliment the earth gear teeth.
In operation, rotation of the primary electric motor input causes rotation of the ring gear which causes rotation of the planet gear which causes rotation of the output spur gear which in turn causes rotation of the drive shaft. Nevertheless, in the lack of rotation of the band gear, any rotational force put on the output spur equipment (electronic.g., via the output shaft) will push the considerably aligned fixed and result gear the teeth to lock the earth locking gear set up.
Other aspects of the machine are provided herein. For example, in an embodiment of the machine having two world locking gears, the second planet locking gear could be rotatably installed within the ring gear in a 180° off-arranged relation with regards to the first planet locking equipment, about the entire 360° circumference of the ring gear. The first and second planet gears rotate with the ring gear and in addition rotate about their personal respective installation axes while engaging the set and result spur gear teeth. In the lack of rotation of the band gear, any rotational drive applied to the output spur gear will power the fixed and output spur gear tooth to lock the 1st and second planet gears in place.
The primary motor input can include a sprocket in meshing engagement with a timing belt. The primary motor input may or else include a sprocket in meshing engagement with a timing chain. The primary motor input may or else add 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 band positioned on the result shaft to facilitate rotation of the output spur gear. The pressure angle configuration may be from about 45 degrees to about 25 degrees. The pressure angle configuration may more preferably be from about 40 degrees to 30 degrees. The pressure position configuration may most ideally be about 35 degrees. The parts of the gearbox could be made from metal, plastic-type material, composite, ceramic, wood, plywood, metal powder, or combinations thereof.
Additional objects, advantages and novel features of today’s invention will be established partly in the description which follows, and will in part become apparent to those in the practice of the invention, when considered with the attached figures.
Standard Gear Units
Our Standard Gear Devices are especially suitable for simple applications with normal requirements. They have been designed for use with three-phase motors. Their housings are machined on all sides which allow installation in virtually any position desired. The apparatus units are lubricated for life by utilizing 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 Products in the heavy-duty and light version.
Standard Worm Gear Units
PDF Standard Worm Gear Units
EP Standard Worm Equipment Units have been designed for use with three-phase motors and servo motors. Because of the great number of attachment and threaded holes offered it can be directly installed in virtually any desired mounting placement without any preparatory function being required. The essential gear with solid input shaft or with hollow input shaft could be mounted in 24 different designs, see device mounting likelihood of Standard Worm Gear Models.
Technical Datas:
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
Self-locking property
of Worm Gear Units
Units Mounting Possibilities
of Standard Worm Gear
Operation and Maintenance
Instruction
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 systems are generally uneconomical when high performances and lengthy operating times are needed. A worm gear unit is considered self-locking at standstill if, with worm wheel driving, starting from standstill is impossible. This is the case with ATLANTA wheel units and gear products when the lead angle is <5°. A worm gear unit is known as self-locking from the running condition if the gear unit comes to a standstill whilst getting backdriven. This is only feasible with high equipment ratios and very low speeds. Shocks and vibrations can neutralize the self-locking capacity! Therefore a self-locking tooth program cannot replace a brake or reverse-stroke locking mechanism. In order to avoid overstressing of the worm equipment drive because of the very 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 Gear Units are ideal for all sorts of applications for rotating and positioning and can be utilized in every situation and orientation.
The heavy-duty version with three transmission shafts has centering diameters for precise alignment. This version has a robust aluminium or cast iron housing, 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 sufficient mounting holes for set up in any placement preferred. The hardened and lapped spiral bevel gears make certain good operation in both directions of rotation.
Technical Datas:
Heavy-duty and light version
5 ratios: 1; 1,5; 2; 3 and 5:1
Output torque: from 2,3 to 170 Nm