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Harmonic Drive releases tough AlopexDrive

Harmonic Drive releases tough AlopexDrive

March 5, 2015 - Harmonic Drive releases tough AlopexDrive that works in temperatures from -46°C up to 63°C and withstands high shock and vibration loads, rain, dust and corrosive atmospheres.

Typical applications include pan and tilt drives, providing motion for high precision communications antenna and camera systems.

The AlopexDrive benefits from a high single stage gear ratio, high precision and zero backlash Harmonic Drive Gear and a compact yet powerful hollow(remove hyphen) shaft synchronous motor with feedback system. An optional brake is also offered on the actuators, which are available in six sizes and six ratios from 30 to 160:1, with a maximum torque of 9-647 Nm.

An output bearing with high tilting capacity allows direct attachment of heavy payloads without the need for further supports, thereby providing simple and space saving design installations.

The AlopexDrive also incorporates integrated surface protection for corrosion resistance. For extended temperature ranges, a special lubricant helps meet the demands of extreme environments. Furthermore, the higher levels of vibration and shock encountered in extreme temperature have had special attention paid to them during the design phase. All components are perfectly matched and tightly integrated to create a series of actuators that exceed all previous standards.

To adapt to a specific application, the AlopexDrive Series offers many possible configurations of motor windings, motor feedback systems, motor brake, sensors and cables as well as connector options. The motor feedback systems are carefully selected including robust resolvers that are sufficiently accurate for most applications, magnetic and inductive encoders and hall sensors for commutation.