Planetary Gearheads are offered in 2 new sizes.

Press Release Summary:

Series LP gearheads, suited for general motion control, are now available in 7:1, single-stage and 70:1, 2-stage gear ratios. Series is available in NEMA sizes from 23-56, torque ranges from 46-2,566 lb-in., and ratios from 3:1 through 100:1. LPB series LP gearbox and integrated belt pulley solutions eliminate need for right angle gearbox and couplings. They directly support high belt tensions without need for additional bearings and handle radial loads.

Original Press Release:

New Gearhead Sizes Added to Alpha's LP Line

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - alpha gear drives, Inc. has expanded its LP line of economy planetary gearheads for general motion control. The series now includes 7-to-1 single-stage and 70-to-1 two-stage gear ratios. These new ratios make it easier to match inertias and to achieve optimized servomotor performance in the mid-level range of gearhead sizing.

The new gearhead sizes add to the broadest line on the market: with torque ranges from 46 to 2566 in-lb and ratios from 3-to-1 through 100-to-1. The units are also available in NEMA sizes from 23 to 56.

alpha's new sizes also apply to their LPB series of LP gearbox and integrated belt pulley solutions. The extremely compact LPB eliminates the need for a right angle gearbox and couplings. It directly supports high belt tensions without the need for additional bearings. The unit can handle high radial loads, making it ideal for high-load applications and tight design spaces.

Both the LP and LPB lines are backed by alpha's industry-leading 5-year warranty.

For more information, contact Ron Larsen, alpha gear drives, 1440 Howard Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Phone toll free at 888-534-1222 or fax at 847-439-0755. The company can also be reached through its web site at or by e-mail at

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