The AGNEE Worm Speed Reducer is a precision product incorporating the very best in worm gear design. It is a self-contained
unit of simple rigid construction involving the minimum number of moving parts
and embodying a lubrication system which ensures a positive supply of oil to
gears and bearings at all running speeds. With careful installation AGNEE Worm Speed Reducers will give
complete reliability in service and the only attention necessary is an
occasional oil level check.
This publication gives information on correct installation, thus ensuring that the
high initial efficiency is unimpaired in operation.
It is preferable, although not essential, to mount the gear unit and prime mover
on a common bedplate. Any foundation used should be rigid so as to minimize the
effect of fluctuating or heavy loads. When lowering a bedplate on to its
foundation flat steel packings should be used, placed on either side and as
close as possible to each foundation bolt. Packings should also be placed in
such a position that support is given in the plane of the coupling faces. Care
must be taken so as not to spring the bedplate when the final bolting down is
carried out after the unit and prime mover have been lined up, as strains may
be set up in the gear casing and errors of alignment in shafts and gears may be
introduced. It is advisable to check the alignment after bolting down, even
when a gear unit and motor have been assembled and lined up on a bedplate.
After installation and lining up has taken place, the two opposite feet should be
drilled, reamed and dowels fitted.