High positional accuracy in a zero-backlash gearhead
Built for OEM robotic applications, the SHD Gearhead Size 14 has a 1.5 arc-min positional accuracy and ±5 arc-sec repeatability. It has a high precision harmonic drive gearing and high-capacity cross roller bearing, with a rated torque of 33 inches-lb and a maximum torque of 310 inches-lb. It has an outer diameter of 70 mm, is only 17 mm long, and comes in 50:1 and 100:1 gear ratios. It has necessary motion control components like the harmonic drive gear and the cross roller bearing, which allows it to be incorporated into the machine housing.
In his keynote address at the RAPID 2015 conference last week, Made In Space CTO Jason Dunn gave an update on how far his company and co-development partner NASA have come in their quest to bring 3D printing to the space station -- and beyond.
On Memorial Day, Americans remember the sacrifices the US armed forces have made, and continue to make, in service to the country. All of us should also consider the developments in technological capabilities and equipment over the years that contribute to the success of our military operations.
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