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Harmonic Drive LLC announces new gear unit with large Hollow Bore

Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC announces new gear unit with large Hollow Bore

Peabody, MA --- Harmonic Drive LLC, the leader in high precision motion control announces new gear units with extra-large through hole and compact outer dimensions. The new series, FBS-2UH is a flat, pancake style gear unit.

This new Harmonic Drive® gear features a large, hollow shaft with a compact outer diameter. The extra-large hollow shaft is ideal for robots and machines requiring complex cabling to pass through the axis of rotation. The new gear design features Harmonic Drive's “S” tooth profile for optimal tooth engagement resulting in high torque, high-torsional stiffness, long life and smooth rotation.  Precision cross roller bearing incorporated into the design supports the external load. FBS Series is available in two sizes (25, 32) and two ratios (30:1, 50:1).

  • Extra-large hollow-shaft diameter is our largest yet for a standard product
  • Compact dimensions for use in robotics
  • Outer diameter and hollow bore optimized for design flexibility and performance
  • Peak torque 25-92 Nm

Harmonic Drive will show the gear unit at Robobusiness 2019 in Santa Clara this October, booth 205.

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, zero-backlash 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. 

Harmonic Drive is a registered trademark of Harmonic Drive Systems.

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