Shaft-mounted right angle gear motors are the new normal for conveyors. When faced with the decision of whether to use a bevel or worm gear motor, you may be tempted to choose the latter, because it is seemingly less expensive and gives you the output speed and torque that you require. What you may not have realized is that worm gears are the least efficient type of right angle gearing, and the associated long-term energy costs far outweigh the initial investment. This example illustrates why a worm gear motor may not be the best choice.

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