Picture of Screw-gear reductor (reductor a tornillo)
Los reductores de velocidad son al mismo tiempo, y por una cuestión física, aumentadores de fuerza.

Desde hace un tiempo yo tenía ganas de hacer un reductor a tornillo. Cuando decidí colgar del techo mi torno, estuve a punto de concretar el proyecto, pero finalmente, dado el peligro que representaba un peso elevado que eventualmente podría desplomarse en caso de falla, decidí comprar uno hecho, de esos que se usan para plegar y desplegar toldos metálicos.

Este tipo de reductor tiene varias características interesantes:
  • Permite con relativa facilidad obtener reducciones muy importantes, del orden de 100 a 1, o más. Eso es mucho más difícil de lograr con engranajes.
  • No necesita de una traba ni crique para mantenerse fijo en el lugar en que uno lo deja, porque al ser la reducción elevada y trabajar por fricción, el movimiento en sentido contrario es prácticamente imposible.
  • Requiere de un solo engranaje, en el cual encaja un tornillo o sinfín cuya rosca tenga el mismo paso que el engranaje.

Cuando comencé a construir mi chulengo (próximamente subiré el instructable) decidí que era una buena oportunidad para hacer un reductor de ese tipo, dado que la fuerza necesaria no era tan elevada como para que una falla pudiera ser desastrosa.

Speed reducers are at the same time, and a for a physical law, force enhancers.

For some time I wanted to make a screw-gear reductor. When I decided to hang my lathe at the ceiling, I was about to do it, but ultimately, given the danger of a heavy weight that could eventually collapse in case of failure, I decided to buy one made, the kind that are used to fold and unfold metal awnings.

This type of reductors has several interesting features:

  • Relatively easily allows to obtain very substantial reductions in the order of 100 to 1, or more. That's much more difficult to achieve with gear.
  • No need for a lock or crick to stay fixed in place when one leaves it, because being high reduction and working by friction, the movement by itself in the opposite direction is almost impossible.
  • Requires a single gear, which fits a screw or worm screw which has the same pitch as the gear.

When I started building my chulengo (instructable coming soon) decided it was a good opportunity to do such a reductor because the forces were not so high that a failure could be disastrous.
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saiko1237 days ago
3366carlos4 months ago

buenisimo - excellent

rimar2000 (author)  3366carlos4 months ago

Gracias, Carlos.

naplatki2 years ago
Your idea pleases me on realization of cochlear transmission. I thank.
rimar2000 (author)  naplatki2 years ago
Glad you like it!
So. I do with times something in my house so surely me oneself this idea will add.
Bill WW2 years ago
!Rueda para tornillo sin fin enrolle en frio el hierro de 8 mm! !Excellent!

Una pregunta por favor: ?por el rueda para tornillo sin fin, es enrolle en frío el hierro mejor que enrolle en caliente el hierro?

No tengo torno ni máquina de soldar, lastima. !Tal ves quando yo tendre mas anos!

Tu’ amigo,
rimar2000 (author)  Bill WW2 years ago
Hola Bill!

Creo que en caliente se haría mejor, pero tuve pereza de encender la fragua. Siendo una varilla no tan gruesa, lo pude hacer en frío sin problemas.

Hi Bill!

I think it would be best hot, but I was too lazy to fire the forge. Being a rod not so thick, I could do it in cold without problems.
Gracias, Osvaldo.

No tenia la intelligence, solo la persistence ser un engineer.

Tambien me gusta la astronomía.
rimar2000 (author)  Bill WW2 years ago
No recuerdo si te conté que mis primeros años de Universidad fueron en astronomía. Pero fue demasiado para mí, abandoné luego de 3 años.

I don't remember if I told you that my first college years were in astronomy. But it was too much for me, I left after 3 years.
QSDR2 years ago
Buen trabajo
rimar2000 (author)  QSDR2 years ago
depotdevoid2 years ago
Wow, this is pretty amazing! I sell gearboxes and worm gearing at my job, so it's really cool to see your home made version.
rimar2000 (author)  depotdevoid2 years ago
Thanks for your comment. The worm gear reductors are expensive here. I think there wil be the same.
heathbar642 years ago
Nicely done.
I had an Idea to use one of those corkscrew dog anchors as a worm gear and cut the ring gear from a disk of plywood. purchased the tie out, but have never made it.
rimar2000 (author)  heathbar642 years ago
Thanks for your comment. this idea was thought by me during some years, but never I decided until this month.
Great minds transcend ALL barriers. Great Instructable!
rimar2000 (author)  Foxtrot702 years ago
Thanks for your kind comment. You make me blush, all we the great men are humble...
Genial! Me encanta la manera en cual hiciste las roscas.
rimar2000 (author)  Thinkenstein2 years ago
Gracias, Bill!

Realmente fue muy fácil hacerlo. Esta noche estreno el chulengo, donde el reductor tiene la función de subir y bajar la parrilla. Espero que no se rompa en mitad del asado.

Thanks, Bill!

It was really easy. Tonight I will release the chulengo, where the gear serves to raise and lower the grill. I hope that will not break in the middle of the roast.
Excellent technique! Wonderful idea.
rimar2000 (author)  solomonhorses2 years ago
Glad you find it useful, thanks for your comment.
Phil B2 years ago
You made your own screw drive. I would have looked and looked for one. Congratulations.
rimar2000 (author)  Phil B2 years ago
Thanks, Phil.

Must I change the tittle to "Screw drive"?
The usual name would probably be a worm gear drive. I do not know that you need to change the title. It is clear enough.
Dr Qui Phil B2 years ago
I would know this as a worm screw, worm drive, screw gear, screw drive and a few others

I don't think it will really matter as the men in sheds who follow Rimrar's posts will know what the subject is about anyway.

Here is what Wiki says worm gear its quite interesting and worth having a look.
rimar2000 (author)  Dr Qui2 years ago
Very interesting article. I forgot the guitar tuner, it is worm-gear drive too.
bfk2 years ago
Genious! Thank you so much for showing us this beautiful technique.
rimar2000 (author)  bfk2 years ago
Thank you, no big deal. You make me blush, all we the great men are humble...
Dr Qui2 years ago
That is seriously impressive, building your own worm screw.

I would  have just gone for the easy option of buy this or taking the worm screw from something else.

Brunel would be proud of you.
Dr Qui Dr Qui2 years ago
You hand fabricated a worm gear!

There is only one thing to say and that is "we're not worthy" lol :-)
rimar2000 (author)  Dr Qui2 years ago
Thanks, Dr Qui!
mikeasaurus2 years ago
Neat, I like drive transfers like this.

Do you use this to lower your lathe, if so what do you use to power the gear to the screw? If not what do you hand-crank (screw) to the gear?
rimar2000 (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
Thanks, Mike.

No, to hang my lathe I bought a commercial one, of those used to operate metalic awnings.
rimar2000 (author)  rimar20002 years ago
To operate both screw drives I use a manual crank handle.
cammers2 years ago
Nice work. I love it.
rimar2000 (author)  cammers2 years ago
Thanks, cammers. I had fun doing it, and seeing that it works acceptably.