With the many industrial gearboxes available today, it’s important to match the proper type ofwith the drive, motor, and load. When a machine needs a servosystem (drive and motor), the gearbox type is critical for accurate and repeatable motion. Planetary gearboxes fit the bill for servo applications.
High-precision helical planetary gearboxes are an excellent choice for applications that need accuracy and reliability. Planetary gearboxes have very low backlash ratings (typically ranging from one to nine arc-min), and when sized correctly offer a service life of over 20,000 hours with virtually no maintenance. Helical planetary gears also provide very quiet and more efficient operation as compared to competitive products.
Precision gearboxes are carefully machined to high tolerances – think clockmaker, not blacksmith. They offer power densities that translates to small package size and efficiencies of 90% and greater.