New Super-Flat Actuators are Offered in 24VDC and 48VDC Versions for Battery-Powered Applications

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Harmonic’s FLA Series Super-Flat Actuators are suitable for AGV wheel drives and powered exoskeleton applications. The units are offered in three sizes, multiple ratios and two voltages. The actuators are available with Harmonic Planetary® gearhead or Harmonic Drive® reducer with 8:1 and 9:1 ratios and 50:1 or 100:1 ratios respectively.

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Harmonic Drive LLC Announces Super-flat Actuators for Robotics

Peabody, MA, July 17, 2018 –Harmonic Drive LLC, the leader in high precision motion control announces super-flat actuators. The new ultra-flat, ultra-light brushless actuators combine our high-precision/high-performance reducers with a compact, high-output brushless DC motor. This new series is ideal for a wide range of applications such as AGV wheel drives and powered exoskeletons.

Key Features:

  • Ultra-Flat Shape
  • Multiple Options Available: Three sizes, multiple ratios, and two voltages
  • Light Weight
  • Designed to operate with a wide range of third-party servo drives

FLA actuators are available with our high-speed, high-efficiency Harmonic Planetary® gearhead or with our high-precision, hightorque Harmonic Drive® reducer. The FLA actuator with our FB Harmonic Drive® reducer is available with 50:1 or 100:1 ratios. The HP version features our Harmonic Planetary® gearhead with 8:1 and 9:1 ratios. We offer both 24VDC and 48VDC versions to work with battery-powered applications. The high performance, compact configuration and low-weight of the FLA actuator makes it ideal for AGV wheel drives and powered exoskeletons.

About Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive, LLC engineers and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. We work closely with both Fortune 500 and companies of all sizes to understand their application requirements and provide a standard or, in most cases, a custom-engineered solution to enable the success of their design project. The majority of the products sold by Harmonic Drive, LLC are proudly made at our manufacturing facility in Peabody, Massachusetts. The Harmonic Drive Group Companies are comprised of Harmonic Drive, LLC (United States), Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc. (Japan) and Harmonic Drive AG (Germany). We have shared core values, product designs and quality standards. State of the art manufacturing facilities in the US, Japan and Germany enables us to locally serve the needs of our global customers providing both custom-engineered solutions and standard products.

With over 50 years of experience, our expert engineering and production teams develop enabling technologies and products to meet the needs of an evolving motion control market. We are very proud of our outstanding company history. Our high-precision, zerobacklash Harmonic Drive® gears and Harmonic Planetary® gears have, and continue to play critical roles in robotics, spaceflight applications, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, factory automation equipment, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. More information can be found by visiting the company’s website at

Harmonic Drive LLC Contact:

Colleen Anderson,

Marketing Manager


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