The SP high-speed gearbox reduces no-load running torque and can
be run up to 4,500 rpm in continuous operations. It is designed to mount
directly to servo motors running continuous-duty cycles. Operating at a lower
temperature than the servo motor, the gear reducer acts as a heat sink to draw
heat from the servo. Reported advantages include: longer and faster servo motor
operation, and decreased maintenance costs due to the cooler temperature.
Additional advantages to the SP series include: interchangeable adapter plates,
single-piece housing construction, thermal expansion compensation, and
dual-tapered ouput roller bearings. For more information, visit www.alphagear.com.
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