New gearbox runs smooth, quiet and with more torque
The new AE series uses a patented one-piece shaft carrier design, and is supported with an oversized ball bearing straddle mount to provide more radial and axial loading capacity. Its stainless-steel output housing and patented sealing technology makes it a versatile, low-cost servo grade gearbox. Its new AE planet gears and greater tooth-to-tooth contact ratio make for more than 100 percent torque capacities versus other spur-gearing geometry. It has an optimized Helix angle that makes it run smooth and quiet, even at extreme speeds. It can go up to 10,000 rpms input with less than 8 arc-min and less than 56 dB. It is available in seven sizes (AE 050, 070, 090, 120, 155, 205 and 235), and is equipped with every single stage ratio (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10:1). It has more binary (double stage) ratios than others of its type. It's covered by a two-year, tip-to-toe warranty and delivery is guaranteed within two weeks or it's free.
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