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Emergency Gear Box Repair of a Worm Gear Drive Unit for the Plastic Sheeting Industry


Emergency Gear Box Repair of a Worm Gear Drive Unit for the Plastic Sheeting Industry

Ready and willing to work day and night to provide emergency repair services, Dayton Gear recently used our reverse engineering and rebuilding expertise to replace a worm gear drive unit for a client in the plastic sheeting industry. Putting our CMM, micrometers, and calipers to use, we reverse engineered both the worm gear and worm to determine the proper new parts to install. Once this step was completed, we carried out a full drive unit rebuild, installing new bearings, shims, seals, and lube lines, with assembly to industry standard backlash.

The components used in this assembly were constructed from alloy steel and Ampco 18 bronze, and Dayton Gear carried out heat treating to carburize and harden the alloy steel for a longer replacement cycle. Following operational testing for vibration, temperature, and backlash, we delivered the replacement component to our Kentucky customer within a 1-week lead time.




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Emergency Gear Box Repair of a Worm Gear Drive Unit- Project Highlights



Product Description Dayton Gear Rebuilt this worm gear drive unit for the manufacturing of plastic sheeting
Capabilities Applied/Processes Reverse Engineering
  • Reverse Engineered Worm & Worm Gear
  • Utilizing:
    • Calipers
    • Micrometers
    • Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM)

Drive Unit Rebuild/Assembly
  • Unit Rebuilt w/ New:
    • Bearings
    • Seals
    • Shims
Tightest Tolerances Assembled to Industry Standard Backlash
Material Used Alloy Steel
Ampco 18 Bronze
Max Material Finish Heat Treatment
  • Carburizing & Hardening of Alloy Steel
In process testing performed 100 % Dimensional Inspection
Operational Testing
    • Vibration Analysis
    • Temperature Analysis
Industry for Use Plastic Sheeting Manufacturing
Turn Around Time 1 Week
Delivery Location Kentucky
Standards Met Customer supplied specifications
Product Name Emergency Gear Box Repair of Worm Gear Drive Unit
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