Planetary gearhead offers a range of ratios for speed reduction or torque multiplication in a 13-mm diameter package. The gearhead is available as a metal version for higher load capability or as a plastic version for reduced cost and weight, which varies from 0.2 to 0.8 oz. Length varies from 0.61 to 1.28 inches depending on which of the five different ratios are used, with a maximum efficiency of 91%. Maximum continuous torque is up to 49.5 oz-inches and 75 oz-inches on an intermittent basis. Maximum axial load is 1.8 lbs, and operating temperature range is -15 to 65C.
Maxon Precision Motors Inc., 838 Mitten Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010, FAX (415) 697-2887.
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