Reliable, self-locking drive for ventilation and screen installations
Ventilation and screening are two of the most important simple strategies that growers use every day to maintain the perfect climate and achieve maximum crop yields. It is critically important for growers to be able to open, close and adjust air vents and weather screens at any moment and with a higher degree of precision. Growers depend on these systems to work as 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 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 popularity for reliability, long services life and versatility.
Because your drive units have 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 high amount of precision. The EP’s smart and reliable design implies that it guarantees continuous control of ventilation and display screen positions, whatever the conditions, 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 tasks, applications and systems can be fitted with the same universal drive.
The EP is developed, produced and tested completely in-home. This means we are able to guarantee the standard of all our gearbox motors, that have a hard-earned reputation for reliability and lengthy service life.
Easy to install
RW motors are simple to install and use. Greenhouses builders and installers like to work with our systems because they’re so simple to install and because of the effectiveness of our drive systems 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 creation, crop quality and energy usage in your greenhouse, helping you to maximize the viability of your procedure.
Ever-Power provide a comprehensive selection of gearboxes to complement their products.
Our essential oil bath worm and wormwheel gearboxes can be found 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
Naturally, spares can be found from stock, delivered simply by possibly post, carrier, sea or airfreight.
We offer full repair and refurbishment services which include reload testing.
1. A self-locking non-backdrivable gear program, 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 gear mounted around said driveshaft and positioned in meshing engagement with stated primary motor insight; ii. a ring plate and seal configuration mounted to said ring equipment for sealing elements within said ring gear to allow the inner self-lubrication of said gearbox through a volume of lubricant; iii. a planet locking gear rotatably mounted within said ring equipment, whereby said planet gear rotates with said ring gear and also rotates about its own installation axis; iv. an output spur gear rotatably mounted within stated ring equipment in a radially inward, concentric relation to said ring gear and further includes an result shaft adapted for installation to stated drive shaft, stated output spur equipment has N +/−X quantity of gear tooth in meshing engagement with stated planet gear; v. a fixed spur gear fixedly mounted around said result shaft and positioned next to said result spur equipment, said fixed spur gear has N quantity of gear teeth in meshing engagement with stated planet equipment; and vi. wherein stated fixed and output spur gears have considerably similar diameters to permit said fixed and result spur gear teeth to considerably align while engaging with stated planet equipment, vii. wherein said fixed and result spur gear teeth comprise a noise-dampening pressure angle configuration which angularly compliment stated planet gear tooth, viii. whereby rotation of stated primary motor insight causes rotation of stated ring gear which causes rotation of stated planet gear which in turn causes rotation of stated output spur gear which in turn causes rotation of said drive shaft, and whereby in the lack of rotation of said ring gear a rotational force applied to said output spur equipment forces the considerably aligned said fixed and output gear teeth to lock said world locking gear set up.
2. The gear system of claim 1 further comprising a second planet locking equipment rotatably mounted within said ring gear in 180° off-arranged relation with respect to the first world locking gear, about the full 360° circumference of the ring gear, whereby said first and second world gears rotate with stated ring gear and in addition rotate about their personal respective installation axes while engaging stated fixed and output spur gear teeth, and whereby in the absence of rotation of the band gear a rotational push put on said output spur equipment will pressure said fixed and result spur gear teeth to lock said 1st and second world gears in place.
With reference to the application of the inventive gear system discussed herein, the system provides a simple and low-cost self-lubricating gearbox which can be driven in a forward and reverse direction via an input engine shaft, but cannot be back-driven through its output gearing. By virtue of its configuration as a ring gear, the self locking gearbox invention could be effectively integrated into any rotating machinery which utilizes a winch/drum. As this kind of, these inventive gear systems have particular program in neuro-scientific 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 able to wind in both a clockwise and counterclockwise direction, but not drop the load. These inventive gear systems may also be applied to 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 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 concise assembly. The system’s hollow through the guts result spur shaft can pass wiring through to a rotating connection, and also the basic insertion of downstream tools shafts. This would be particularly useful for cable drums winding electrified cable, and turntables with electrics/electronics on board, for example.
The inventive gear system moreover addresses certain disadvantages of similar existing gear systems, e.g., vibration and noise issues that are unacceptable using settings (such as during theatrical performances) and burdensome maintenance through the routine lubrication of the system gears.
To address such drawbacks, 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 is usually adapted for rotation of the gearbox about the axis of a drive shaft. The gearbox comprises an input ring gear, ring plate and seal configuration, planet locking gear, fixed spur gear, and output spur gear. 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 permit the internal self-lubrication of the gearbox through a level 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 own mounting axis. The result spur gear is rotatably installed within the ring equipment, in a radially inward, concentric regards to the ring equipment, and further includes an output 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 equipment is fixedly installed around the result shaft and positioned next to the output spur equipment. The fixed spur equipment has N quantity of gear tooth in meshing engagement with the planet gear tooth. The fixed and output spur gears have substantially similar diameters to allow the fixed and result spur gear tooth to substantially align while engaging with the planet gear. The fixed and result spur gear tooth each comprise a noise-dampening pressure position configuration to angularly compliment the planet gear teeth.
Functioning, rotation of the principal engine input causes rotation of the ring gear which in turn causes rotation of the earth 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 pressure applied to the output spur equipment (electronic.g., via the output shaft) will push the substantially aligned fixed and output gear teeth to lock the planet locking gear set up.
Additional aspects of the system are provided herein. For example, within an embodiment of the machine having two planet locking gears, the next planet locking gear may be rotatably mounted within the ring gear in a 180° off-arranged 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 in addition rotate about their own respective installation axes while engaging the set and output spur gear teeth. In the absence of rotation of the band gear, any rotational power put on the output spur equipment will drive the fixed and result spur gear tooth to lock the 1st and second planet gears in place.
The primary motor input may 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 include a sprocket in meshing engagement with a plurality of timing gears.
Each seal of the ring plate and seal configuration could be an O-band or shaft seal. The gearbox may additional comprise a ball bearing ring positioned on the result shaft to facilitate rotation of the result spur equipment. The pressure angle 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 ideally be about 35 degrees. The components of the gearbox could be made from metal, plastic material, composite, ceramic, wooden, plywood, metallic powder, or combinations thereof.
Extra objects, advantages and novel features of today’s invention will be established partly in the description which follows, and will 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 Systems are especially suitable for simple applications with normal requirements. They have been designed for use with three-stage motors. Their housings are machined on all sides which enable installation in any position desired. The gear units are lubricated for life by utilizing a synthetic long-term lubricant
The series Standard Equipment Units includes the Standard Worm Gearbox, N-Worm Gear Unit-light version and the typical Bevel Gear Models 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 make use of with three-phase motors and servo motors. Due to the great number of attachment and threaded holes provided it could be directly installed in virtually any desired mounting placement 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 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 equipment units is a little tooth lead angle of the worm and therefore an efficiency of η ≤ 0,5 with worm driving. Consequently self-locking gear models are usually uneconomical when high performances and long operating times are required. A worm gear unit is known as self-locking at standstill if, with worm wheel driving, beginning with standstill is extremely hard. This is the case with ATLANTA wheel units and gear devices when the lead angle is definitely <5°. A worm gear unit is considered self-locking from the operating condition if the apparatus unit comes to a standstill whilst getting backdriven. This is only possible with high gear ratios and very low speeds. Shocks and vibrations can neutralize the self-locking capacity! Consequently a self-locking tooth system cannot replace a brake or reverse-stroke locking mechanism. In order 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 Equipment 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 light weight aluminum or cast iron casing, hardened and lapped bevel gears with spiral teeth.
The light-duty version has a single-block housing made of aluminum and is machined on all sides. It si provided with adequate mounting holes for set up in any position desired. 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
Reliable, self-locking drive for ventilation and screen installations