Press Release Summary:
Model HG+ achieves efficiency above 96% with guaranteed backlash of less than 4 arc minutes. Available in 5 sizes, single-stage gearhead mounts to all servomotors using universal mounting system. It is suited for applications such as packaging and converting machinery, handling and gantry robots, and flat bed type machinery.
Original Press Release:
alpha's Technology Shift Revolutionizes the Right-Angle Gearhead
Elk Grove Village, IL - alpha's new HG+ right-angle gearhead allows machine designers to solve longstanding inefficiencies associated with right-angle applications. The result of alpha's research and technology shift into single-stage gearing technology, the HG+ achieves an efficiency above 96% with guaranteed backlash of <4 arcminutes, ratios of i = 3-10, and an acceleration torque of 20-640 Nm -- all in a compact, right-angle gearhead solution.
Additional advantages of the evolutionary single-stage gearhead design include low inertia, high speeds, low noise, low heat, and lower system costs. The technology shift to one-stage gearing compares favorably with servo worm gears and with larger, more complicated, two and three stage gearheads with bevel stages. HG+ is an optimal solution for compact servomotor applications such as packaging and converting machinery, handling and gantry robots, and flat bed type machinery. The HG+
is available in five sizes. It mounts to all servomotors in five minutes, using a universal mounting system.