Reliable, self-locking drive for ventilation and display screen installations
Ventilation and screening are two of the most crucial fundamental strategies that growers use each day to maintain the perfect climate and achieve maximum crop yields. It really is critically very important to growers in order to open up, close and change air vents and climate screens at at any time and with a higher degree of accuracy. Growers rely on these systems to work as they should, and depend on the drive systems that control their screens and air vents.
To assure the dependability of ventilation and display screen installations, Ever-Power introduced the EP engine gearbox – a compact and highly reliable 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 has a well-earned reputation for reliability, long support life and versatility.
Because your drive units have to work every period you need them
The EP 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 style implies that it guarantees constant control of ventilation and display positions, regardless of the circumstances, load or greenhouse style.
There is an array of EP motors including many different versions with various speeds, torques, voltages and drive shafts. This implies that different tasks, applications and systems could 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 quality of all our gearbox motors, that have a hard-earned popularity for reliability and lengthy service life.
Easy to install
RW motors are simple to install and use. Greenhouses builders and installers prefer to work with our systems because they’re so easy to install and due to the effectiveness of our drive systems and control units.
Ridder RW motors allow you to control the positioning of the vents and screen installations extremely precisely. Thus giving you high-precision control over crop creation, crop quality and energy usage in your greenhouse, enabling you to increase the viability of your operation.
Ever-Power provide a comprehensive selection of gearboxes to complement their products.
Our essential oil bath worm and wormwheel gearboxes are available in a variety of sizes from No.1 to No.8 (100kg to 35 tonnes).
Gearbox options include:
Anti-tilt handwheel shaft assembly
Patented self locking gearbox friction brake
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 system, comprising: a. a principal motor input adapted for rotation of a self-lubricating gearbox about the axis of a drive shaft; b. said 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 inner self-lubrication of said gearbox through a level of lubricant; iii. a world locking gear rotatably mounted within stated ring gear, whereby said planet gear rotates with said ring gear and in addition rotates about its installation axis; iv. an output spur gear rotatably mounted within stated ring equipment in a radially inward, concentric regards to said ring gear and further includes an result shaft adapted for mounting to stated drive shaft, stated output spur gear has N +/−X amount of gear the teeth in meshing engagement with said planet gear; v. a set spur gear fixedly mounted around said output shaft and positioned next to said output spur equipment, said fixed spur equipment has N number of gear tooth in meshing engagement with stated planet gear; and vi. wherein stated fixed and output spur gears have considerably similar diameters to permit said fixed and output spur gear the teeth to substantially align while engaging with stated planet gear, vii. wherein said fixed and result spur gear teeth comprise a noise-dampening pressure position configuration which angularly compliment said planet gear tooth, viii. whereby rotation of stated primary motor insight causes rotation of said ring gear which in turn causes rotation of said planet gear which in turn causes rotation of said result spur gear which in turn causes rotation of stated drive shaft, and whereby in the absence of rotation of stated band gear a rotational drive put on said output spur gear forces the substantially aligned said fixed and output gear tooth to lock said world locking gear in place.
2. The gear system of claim 1 further comprising another planet locking gear rotatably mounted within said ring gear in 180° off-arranged relation with respect to the first planet locking equipment, about the full 360° circumference of the ring equipment, whereby said 1st and second planet gears rotate with said ring gear and in addition rotate about their own respective mounting axes while engaging stated fixed and result spur gear teeth, and whereby in the absence of rotation of the band gear a rotational drive applied to said output spur equipment will drive said fixed and output spur gear the teeth to lock said 1st and second world gears in place.
With reference to the application of the inventive gear system discussed herein, the machine provides a simple and low-cost self-lubricating gearbox that can be driven in a forward and reverse direction via an input engine shaft, but can’t 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 equipment systems have particular software in neuro-scientific 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 should be able to wind in both a clockwise and counterclockwise direction, but not drop the strain. These inventive equipment systems may also be put on move scenery, create results, 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 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 allow for a compact assembly. The system’s hollow through the guts result spur shaft can complete wiring through to a rotating connection, along with the simple insertion of downstream products shafts. This would be especially 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 gear systems, e.g., vibration and noise conditions that are unacceptable using settings (such as during theatrical performances) and burdensome maintenance through the schedule lubrication of the machine gears.
To address such disadvantages, briefly described, the self-locking, non-backdrivable gear program of the present invention comprises a main motor insight 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 input 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 positioned 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 gear so as to allow the internal self-lubrication of the gearbox through a level of lubricant.
One or more world locking gears is rotatably mounted within the ring gear, whereby the planet gear rotates with the band gear and also rotates about its mounting axis. The output spur equipment is rotatably installed within the ring gear, in a radially inward, concentric relation to the ring gear, and additional includes an result shaft adapted for installation to the drive shaft. The output spur equipment has N+/−X amount of gear tooth in meshing engagement with the planet equipment. The fixed spur gear is fixedly installed around the output shaft and positioned next to the result spur equipment. The fixed spur equipment has N number of gear the teeth in meshing engagement with the planet gear the teeth. The fixed and result spur gears have considerably similar diameters to allow the fixed and result spur gear the teeth to considerably align while engaging with the planet equipment. The fixed and result spur gear tooth each comprise a noise-dampening pressure angle configuration to angularly compliment the earth gear teeth.
In operation, rotation of the principal electric motor input causes rotation of the ring gear which in turn causes rotation of the planet gear which in turn causes rotation of the output spur gear which causes rotation of the drive shaft. Nevertheless, in the lack of rotation of the band gear, any rotational force put on the output spur gear (electronic.g., via the output shaft) will push the substantially aligned fixed and result gear tooth to lock the earth locking gear in place.
Additional aspects of the machine are provided herein. For instance, within an embodiment of the system having two planet locking gears, the next planet locking gear may be rotatably installed within the band gear in a 180° off-established relation with regards to the first planet locking gear, about the full 360° circumference of the ring gear. The first and second world gears rotate with the band gear and in addition rotate about their personal respective installation axes while engaging the set and result spur gear teeth. In the absence of rotation of the band gear, any rotational push put on the output spur equipment will pressure the fixed and result spur gear the teeth to lock the 1st and second world gears in place.
The primary motor input may 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 principal motor input may or else include a sprocket in meshing engagement with a plurality of timing gears.
Each seal of the band plate and seal configuration could be an O-ring or shaft seal. The gearbox may additional comprise a ball bearing ring positioned on the result shaft to facilitate rotation of the result spur gear. The pressure position configuration may 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 be about 35 degrees. The parts of the gearbox may be made from metal, plastic material, composite, ceramic, wooden, plywood, steel powder, or combinations thereof.
Additional objects, advantages and novel top features of the present 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 Units 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 allow installation in any position desired. The gear units are lubricated for life by utilizing a synthetic long-term lubricant
The series Standard Gear Units includes the Standard Worm Gearbox, N-Worm Equipment Unit-light version and the Standard Bevel Gear Units in the heavy-duty and light version.
Standard Worm Gear Units
PDF Standard Worm Gear Units
EP Standard Worm Gear Units have been created for use with three-stage motors and servo motors. Due to the large number of attachment and threaded holes offered it can be directly installed in any desired mounting placement without any preparatory work being required. The basic gear with solid insight shaft or with hollow insight shaft can be mounted in 24 different designs, see unit mounting likelihood of Standard Worm Gear Systems.
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 generating. Consequently self-locking gear devices are usually uneconomical when high performances and long operating times are necessary. A worm gear unit is considered self-locking at standstill if, with worm wheel driving, beginning with standstill is difficult. This is actually the case with ATLANTA wheel units and gear products when the lead position can be <5°. A worm gear unit is known as self-locking from the running condition if the apparatus unit involves a standstill whilst getting backdriven. That is only possible with high gear ratios and incredibly low speeds. Shocks and vibrations can neutralize the self-locking capacity! For that reason a self-locking tooth system cannot replace a brake or reverse-stroke fasten. To avoid overstressing of the worm gear drive because of 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 Gear Units
Our Standard Bevel Gear Units are ideal for all sorts 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 housing, hardened and lapped bevel gears with spiral teeth.
The light-duty version includes a single-block housing made of aluminum and is machined on all sides. It si given sufficient mounting holes for set up in any position preferred. The hardened and lapped spiral bevel gears guarantee 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
self locking gearbox
Reliable, self-locking drive for ventilation and display screen installations