The high-end economy lines GSN & GFE combine powerful with economic efficiency: both lines are also equipped with helical ground gears, ensuring a minimum noise level and smooth running. The entire needle bearing has been especially made to reach high torques that defeat the competition for models of the same size. All planetary carriers are manufactured as a cage created from solid material. This increases calm operating characteristics while at exactly the same time improving positioning precision and reducing backlash. Yet another shaft sealing ring ensures maximum dirt and splash water protection in accordance with protection class IP65 in all lines.
One method to reduce backlash is to use precision gears. The focus on production in precision gears is definitely tighter tolerances, so all over the gear will be a tighter, more precise match. And the tighter match means much less play in the gear teeth, which is the trigger of backlash to begin with. Of course, precision gears are more expensive, if the application demands 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 one’s teeth mesh tightly together. This is typically carried out by shortening the guts distance between gears. As for pre-loading, this can be done using a spring mechanism to hold the gears firmly in place. This also eliminates the play between your gear teeth and thus eliminates backlash.
Of course, the kind of gears used may also have a large impact on the amount of backlash. So for instance, some gear types such as strain wave gears, or harmonic gear drives, possess 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 definitely dimensionally smaller than the output stage. Its short design makes the GSD collection the ideal high-end gearbox for space limited applications. The low regular backlash of the GSD range makes it an ideal fit for highly powerful applications where highest positioning and speed accuracy is required. The flange output creates highest torsional rigidity. For the lodging of especially high axial loads, taper roller bearings are optionally available in sizes with 90 mm diameter or higher. The GSB line means high performance in mixture 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 line offer the same advantages as the GSB series; the right angle form makes the GSBL range an ideal match for all dynamic applications where space is bound.