Worm gear sets

Standard worm gear sets



The worm shafts made from 16MnCrS5BG are hardened and ground.


  • with a cylindrical shaft end (and feather key groove)
  • versions with short, toothed shaft ends (toothed shaft profile according to DIN 5482) matching the ZAE type K coupling.

The worm gear unit rims are manufactured from centrifugally cast solid bronze GzCuSn12Ni with excellent anti-friction properties.

customer drawings



Alongside our comprehensive standard programme we will also be happy to manufacture worm gear sets to your specification based on your production drawings.

Performance range


Verschiedene Schneckenradsätze
  • Centre distances 30 - 400 mm
    (10 standard sizes 40 - 315 mm)
  • 12 standard transmission ratios (5:1 to 83:1)
    and individual transmission ratios on request
  • Drive torques up to 30,000 Nm

Technical information



If required please use this
direct link to power ratings and drawings.

(PDF, 452 pages, 10.7 MB)

Application examples



Worm gear sets in a proportioning pump system

Drehkran auf Schiff

Special designed worm gear set for a swing crane on ships

Tailor-made worm gear sets – from ZAE

Our worm gear sets are manufactured from centrifugally cast solid bronze GzCuSn12Ni and possess excellent anti-friction properties. We not only offer you a wide choice of products in the field of standard worm gear sets, but are also happy to be of assistance if you require products made to your own specifications.

We will provide you with worm gear sets made to measure! Based on your production drawings and guidelines, we will look after the manufacture of a product precisely matching your purpose. And we make no compromise in terms of quality and processing when it comes to worm gear sets either. Which means that we are able to produce not just our standard programme, but also customized solutions, to the highest standard with high efficiency and a long life cycle.

You will find our worm gear sets employed, among others, in proportioning pump systems or in special swing cranes on ships. We would be happy to assist you as well by manufacturing the suitable product for your requirement. Should you have any questions regarding our innovative solutions in respect of drive technology, you can get in touch with us at any time. We look forward to your query and would be pleased to give you our personal and competent support.