AGV gearbox series with low backlash helical gears
18 January 2021
NEW FROM Apex Dynamics the GL series series of gearboxes is suited to Automated Guided Vehicle (AGVs) applications and complements the company's existing PD/PDR and the PL/PLR ranges.
The GL series is designed with high-precision helical gears with a maximum backlash of three arc minutes for a single-stage ratio. The flange and the housing are made from one rotating part, making it suitable for direct mounting and for supporting the drive wheel without getting high bending moments.
In addition to the GL series, there is also a GLS version with a full input shaft (with or without key), especially for applications where the wheels or pulley are not directly driven by a motor.
To allow for direct mounting of a wheel or pulley to the gearbox, the construction was changed from a conventional planetary gearbox so that the housing is now the rotary part and the central assembly is static.
The GL/GLS series is available in three frame sizes 082, 100, and 132 with ratio options from 2:1 up to 90:1.