Gearboxes are mechanical assemblies that increase the torque of a motor by reducing its speed and in doing so, combating inertia. In a well-designed system, the inertia of the load being driven should be no more than 10 times that of the motor’s rotor; when a gearbox is implemented the inertia of the load is reduced by the square of the gearbox ratio. If the inertia mismatch (load to rotor) exceeds 10:1, the load is hard to control and positioning becomes challenging.
CGI Precision gearheads are available in NEMA sizes 17 to 75. Metric equivalents are also available. Standard ratios ranging from 3:1 to 700:1, in planetary and spur designs, with custom shafts and multiple mounting options, are offered in right-angle, in-line, and offset configurations. The Predator, Raptor, and Prime gearheads have a five-year warranty. Custom gearing design and fabrication are also available.
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Gearboxes are implemented to increase torque, reduce speed and combat inertia mismatch. Having a well sized motor and gearbox solution is crucial to achieving effective/snappy motion control.