The high-end economy lines GSN & GFE combine powerful with economic efficiency: both lines are also built with helical ground gears, ensuring a minimum noise level and smooth running. The full needle bearing has been especially designed to reach high torques that defeat the competition for products of the same size. All planetary carriers are produced as a cage made from solid materials. This increases noiseless operating characteristics while at the same time improving positioning accuracy and reducing backlash. An additional shaft sealing band ensures maximum dust and splash water security relative to protection class IP65 in every lines.
One way to reduce backlash is to use precision gears. The concentrate on manufacturing in precision gears is usually tighter tolerances, so all around the gear is a tighter, more precise match. And the tighter suit means less play in the gear teeth, which may be the cause of backlash to begin with. Of course, precision gears are more costly, if the application calls for high accuracy, after that precision gearing may be the way to go.
From a gear design perspective, an easy way to reduce backlash is to make sure the teeth mesh tightly together. This is typically completed by shortening the center distance between gears. For pre-loading, this could be done using a spring mechanism to hold the gears firmly in place. This also eliminates the perform between the gear teeth and therefore eliminates backlash.
Of course, the kind of gears used may also have a large impact on the amount of backlash. So for example, some equipment types such as stress wave gears, or harmonic gear drives, have zero backlash.
The GSD, GSB & GSBL high-end gearbox lines are constructed in a space-optimized, two-stage design. Due to the lower torque values, the input stage is dimensionally smaller compared to the output stage. Its short style makes the GSD range the ideal high-end gearbox for space restricted applications. The low standard backlash of the GSD collection makes it the perfect fit for highly dynamic applications where highest positioning and acceleration accuracy is required. The flange output creates highest torsional rigidity. For the lodging of especially high axial loads, taper roller bearings are elective in sizes with 90 mm diameter or more. The GSB line stands for high performance in mixture with low backlash and high precision. Its robust, one-piece housing allows for a higher gearbox rigidity and the absorption of high radial and axial loads. The angular gearboxes of the GSBL line offer the same advantages as the GSB line; the right angle shape makes the GSBL line the perfect match for all dynamic applications where space is bound.