Worm Gearing Solutions for Power Transmission & Motion Control Applications

The flagship technology produced by Cone Drive is their double enveloping worm gearing. The Cone Drive double enveloping worm gearing has industry‐leading accuracy, load and shock capability, torque density, reliability, and durability.

Fresh Tech Story

A Leader in Flexible Manufacturing at Home in Traverse City

Cone Drive’s story began with a machinist in the Norfolk Navy Ship Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia when Samuel I. Cone patented new methods for making the double-enveloping worm gear. Licensed by the Michigan Tool Company in Detroit, this technology became part of the US Navy’s gunnery systems for nearly every ship built during World War II. Like many of the area’s successful advanced flexible manufacturing businesses, Cone Drive migrated to the Grand Traverse Region soon after the war, taking advantage of the expanding use of computer-numerical controlled cutting machines.


240 E Twelfth St
Traverse City , MI

Talent Search

Cone Drive excels in precision machining and client service. In addition to project leaders, Cone Drive employs CNC Lathe & Mill Operators, Mechanical Designers in 3D Technology, PLC Programmers, Robotic system technician,; and information systems & technology specialists.

Examples of Products

Slewing Drive

Slewing Drive

Cone Drive's slewing drives are designed around our slewing bearings that can react all axial and radial forces, and also resulting tilting moments created in the most challenging applications

Worm Gear Reducer

Worm Gear Reducer

Cone Drive serves an entire spectrum of mechanical drive applications from packaging, material handling, mining and metals to automotive, aerospace and medical equipment. Cone Drive is here to make a positive difference to the supply of drive solutions. Our worm gear reducers and Accudrive servo gears benefit from our vast array of engineering experience.