The high-end economy lines GSN & GFE combine high performance with economic efficiency: both lines are also built with helical ground gears, ensuring a minimum noise level and smooth running. The entire needle bearing offers been especially designed to reach high torques that beat the competition for products of the same size. All planetary carriers are manufactured as a cage made from solid materials. This increases noiseless operating characteristics while at exactly 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 all lines.
One way to reduce backlash is to use precision gears. The focus on production in precision gears is tighter tolerances, so all around the gear will be a tighter, more exact match. And the tighter fit means less play in the apparatus teeth, which may be the trigger of backlash to begin with. Of course, precision gears are more costly, if the application demands high accuracy, after that precision gearing may be the way to go.
From a gear design perspective, a simple way to lessen backlash is to make sure one’s teeth mesh tightly together. That is typically done by shortening the guts distance between gears. For pre-loading, this could be done utilizing a spring mechanism to carry the gears firmly set up. This also eliminates the play between the gear teeth and thus eliminates backlash.
Of course, the type of gears used can also have a large impact on the quantity 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. Because of the lower torque values, the input stage is usually dimensionally smaller compared to the result stage. Its short design makes the GSD range the ideal high-end gearbox for space limited applications. The low standard backlash of the GSD collection makes it an ideal fit for highly powerful applications where highest positioning and swiftness accuracy is necessary. The flange result generates highest torsional rigidity. For the accommodation of especially high axial loads, taper roller bearings are elective in sizes with 90 mm diameter or higher. The GSB line means high performance in combination with low backlash and high precision. Its robust, one-piece housing permits a higher gearbox rigidity and the absorption of high radial and axial loads. The angular gearboxes of the GSBL series offer the same advantages as the GSB line; the right angle form makes the GSBL range the perfect match for all dynamic applications where space is bound.