I need a right angle drive system, and although I am not a mechanical engineer, I did take my statics and dynamics courses in college. I am trying to compare and contrast Bevel and Worm Drive gear systems, in terms of torque and speed capacities. I need about 10Nm or torque at about 60 rpm.
Can anybody suggest a source where 1) I can buy one-sies in a retail manner, without being hounded by sales engineers -not that I think that's bad, but I am just not gonna be buying 100's or 1000's, nor do I need precise engineering. - I just want to do some experimental R&D, and 2) reasonably inexpensive source.
I am into plastic materials if they can match my load requirement.
Also, another interesting question, in my humble opinion. I notice that you can just walk into Home Depot and buy " 4-1/2 inch Angle Grinders" really cheap, like $29.95. This is way cheaper than you can get a precision cut worm or bevel gear (unless someone can answer my previous question). Inside one of those off-the shelf appliances is a high performance (albeit probably not particularly precise) right angle gear drive. Has anyone had any experience modifying one of these in Robotics projects?