Servo Gearhead has compact right angle design.

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V-Drive series right angle gearheads for servo motor applications are available in 4 frame sizes with continuous output torque ratings of 39 to 1072 Nm, ratios from 4:1 to 40:1, and 6 different output styles. Outputs include flange mount output, hollow shaft smooth, hollow shaft keyed, shaft mount smooth, shaft mount keyed, and spline shaft option for rack and pinion applications. Drive comes with machined mounting surfaces on all sides of gearhead.

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Alpha Introduces V-Drive, High Precision Economy Right Angle Servo Gearhead

Versatile new gearhead offers lowest backlash and highest efficiency in its class

Elk Grove Village, IL alpha gear drives, Inc. announces the V-Drive series high precision right angle servo gearheads for economical servo motor applications. The compact right angle design of the V-Drive series allows it to be used in a variety of applications where space is at a premium. Also, the overload capacity is greater than four times the continuous torque rating, exceeding the industry standard.

With its variety of output styles and mounting capabilities the V-Drive opens up a whole new market of design options and application possibilities for design engineers, states Mike Anselmo, V-Drive Product Manager for alpha.

The V-Drive Solution
alpha s V-Drive incorporates a specially designed optimized tooth profile that promotes longer life due to less friction, resulting in reduced wear. Additional benefits of this tooth design include greater torque capabilities and, most importantly, higher precision. The V-Drive boasts efficiencies as high as 95%, and backlash rating of 3 arc minutes or less. This extremely quiet gearhead is able to maintain this backlash longer using oil lubrication instead of grease. Designed to work under pressure, this maintenance-free gearhead has a completely sealed design, eliminating leaks.

The V-Drive also utilizes alpha s patented servo motor mounting system allowing for fast and easy motor mounting in just minutes. This gearhead can also take advantage of alpha s extensive library of existing motor combinations, eliminating the need for special flanges at additional costs.

Anselmo adds, The V-Drive is the result of alpha s commitment to developing new and innovative products to meet the needs of our customers and the industry. How quickly we are able to respond to these requirements is what sets alpha apart.

Currently available in four frame sizes with continuous output torque ratings from 39-1072 Nm, and ratios from 4:1 - 40:1; the real versatility of the V-Drive is most evident in its various output options and mounting positions. The V-Drive offers six different output styles including; a flange mount output, hollow shaft smooth, hollow shaft keyed, shaft mount smooth, shaft mount keyed, and a spline shaft option for rack and pinion applications. The V-Drive comes with machined mounting surfaces on all sides of the gearhead further increasing its flexibility.

The product is available for immediate shipping.

Citing the best warranty policy in the industry, alpha warrants its LP, SP, SP-High Speed, TP, couplings, V-Drive, LPB and TPM products to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of five years.

About alpha
alpha gear drives, Inc. is recognized worldwide as the standard of excellence and quality for applications requiring precision planetary gear technology. The company s North American Headquarters is located at 1440 Howard Street, Elk Grove Village, IL.

Our investment in research and development, commitment to distribution channels, and unwavering dedication to our customers allows us to further develop and maintain a leadership position as the #1 supplier in the highly competitive North American market. Organizations whose productivity goals allow no possibility for system downtime use alpha. They include many of the world's leading companies, in a wide range of industries including packaging, robotics, automotive, semiconductor, machine tool, paper converting, cutting machinery, tire, medical and fiber optics. Information on alpha products and services is available on the Internet at

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