The ND047A series planetary gearboxes are designed and machined as a single unit with special tapered roller bearings to provide high radial load, high torque, ultra-precision, and small size. The ND series uses in highly rigid industries such as fiber optic laser equipment, floor track equipment, robot seventh axis, Parallel robots (spider hand) machine tools, and rotating arms.
Product Name: High Precision Planetary Reducer
Product Series: ND047A Series
Product features: high torque, high load, ultra-precision, small size
Integrated design concept with high-strength bearings ensure the product itself is durable and efficient
A variety of output ideas such as shaft output, flange and gear are available.
1 arc minute ≤ backlash ≤ 3 arc minutes
Reduction ratios ranging from 3 to 100
Frame design: increases torque and optimizes power transmission
Optimised selection of oil seals: reduces friction and laminate transmission efficiency
Protection class IP65
Warranty: 2 years
|Rated output torque
|Emergency stop torque
|Three times of Maximum Output Torque
|Rated input speed
|Max input speed
|20000(10000 under continuous operation)
Packaging Machinery Mechanical Hand Textile Machinery
Non Standard automation Machine Tool Printing Equipment
|Motor, Machinery, Marine, Agricultural Machinery, CNC Machine
|Change Drive Torque, Speed Changing, Speed Reduction
|Hardened Tooth Surface
Concept of Coaxial and Parallel Shaft Arrangements in Planetary Gearboxes
Coaxial and parallel shaft arrangements refer to the orientation of the input and output shafts in a planetary gearbox:
- Coaxial Shaft Arrangement: In this arrangement, the input and output shafts are aligned along the same axis, with one shaft passing through the center of the other. This design results in a compact and space-efficient gearbox, making it suitable for applications with limited space. Coaxial planetary gearboxes are commonly used in scenarios where the gearbox needs to be integrated into a compact housing or enclosure.
- Parallel Shaft Arrangement: In a parallel shaft arrangement, the input and output shafts are positioned parallel to each other but not on the same axis. Instead, they are offset from each other. This configuration allows for greater flexibility in designing the layout of the gearbox and the surrounding machinery. Parallel shaft planetary gearboxes are often used in applications where the spatial arrangement requires the input and output shafts to be positioned in different locations.
The choice between a coaxial and parallel shaft arrangement depends on factors such as available space, mechanical requirements, and the desired layout of the overall system. Coaxial arrangements are advantageous when space is limited, while parallel arrangements offer more design flexibility for accommodating various spatial constraints.
Contribution of Planetary Gearboxes to Construction Machinery and Heavy Equipment
Planetary gearboxes play a crucial role in enhancing the proper functioning of construction machinery and heavy equipment. Here’s how they contribute:
High Torque Transmission: Construction machinery often requires high torque to handle heavy loads and perform tasks like digging, lifting, and material handling. Planetary gearboxes excel in transmitting high torque efficiently, allowing these machines to operate effectively even under demanding conditions.
Compact Design: Many construction and heavy equipment applications have limited space for gear mechanisms. Planetary gearboxes offer a compact design with a high power-to-weight ratio. This compactness allows manufacturers to integrate gearboxes into tight spaces without compromising performance.
Customizable Ratios: Different construction tasks require varying speeds and torque levels. Planetary gearboxes offer the advantage of customizable gear ratios, allowing equipment designers to tailor the gearbox to the specific needs of the application. This flexibility enhances the versatility of construction machinery.
Durability and Reliability: Construction sites are challenging environments with dust, debris, and extreme weather conditions. Planetary gearboxes are known for their durability and robustness, making them well-suited for heavy-duty applications. Their enclosed design protects internal components from contaminants and ensures reliable operation.
Efficient Power Distribution: Many construction machines are equipped with multiple functions that require power distribution among different components. Planetary gearboxes can be designed with multiple output shafts, enabling efficient distribution of power to various tasks while maintaining precise control.
Reduced Maintenance: The rugged construction and efficient power transmission of planetary gearboxes result in reduced wear and lower maintenance requirements. This is particularly beneficial in construction settings where downtime for maintenance can be costly.
Overall, planetary gearboxes contribute significantly to the proper functioning of construction machinery and heavy equipment by providing high torque, compactness, customization, durability, efficient power distribution, and reduced maintenance needs. Their capabilities enhance the performance and reliability of these machines in the demanding construction industry.
Role of Sun, Planet, and Ring Gears in Planetary Gearboxes
The arrangement of sun, planet, and ring gears is a fundamental aspect of planetary gearboxes and significantly contributes to their performance. Each gear type plays a specific role in the gearbox’s operation:
- Sun Gear: The sun gear is located at the center and is driven by the input power source. It transmits torque to the planet gears, causing them to orbit around it. The sun gear’s size and rotation speed affect the overall gear ratio of the system.
- Planet Gears: Planet gears are smaller gears that surround the sun gear. They are held in place by the planet carrier and mesh with both the sun gear and the internal teeth of the ring gear. As the sun gear rotates, the planet gears revolve around it, engaging with both the sun and ring gears simultaneously. This arrangement multiplies torque and changes the direction of rotation.
- Ring Gear (Annulus Gear): The ring gear is the outermost gear with internal teeth that mesh with the planet gears’ external teeth. It remains stationary or acts as the output shaft. The interaction between the planet gears and the ring gear causes the planet gears to rotate on their own axes as they orbit the sun gear.
The arrangement of these gears allows for various gear reduction ratios and torque multiplication effects, making planetary gearboxes versatile and efficient for a wide range of applications. The combination of multiple gear engagements and interactions distributes the load across multiple gear teeth, resulting in higher torque capacity, smoother operation, and lower stress on individual gear teeth.
Planetary gearboxes offer advantages such as compact size, high torque density, and the ability to achieve multiple gear reduction stages within a single unit. The arrangement of the sun, planet, and ring gears is essential for achieving these benefits while maintaining efficiency and reliability in various mechanical systems.
editor by CX 2023-09-13