Harmonic Drive LLC

Peabody,  MA 
United States
  • Booth: 1004

Harmonic Drive LLC designs and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. We offer standard products and custom engineered solutions to meet customer’s mission critical application requirements. Inherently light-weight, our products offer high torque capacity with exceptional positioning accuracy and repeatability.


 Press Releases

  • Harmonic Drive LLC Announces Lightweight Gearheads

    20-30% lighter gearheads available with the same specs

     

     

    Peabody, MA, March 6, 2015 –Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces lightweight versions of select gearhead products.  These new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor.

    Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current CSF, CSG, SHG, and SHF gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the product lines.  Achieving weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the CSF-LW, CSG-LW, SHG-LW and SHF-LW gear units provide exceptional torque density.

    • CSF/CSG-LW Precision Lightweight Gearheads

    Ideally suited for robotic applications, the new CSG-LW and CSF-LW gearheads are 30% lighter than previous designs without reducing the torque rating or significantly changing interface dimensions. The CSG high-torque gearhead delivers 30% more torque and 40% longer life with zero-backlash, 1 arc-min accuracy, and ±5 arc-sec repeatability. A high capacity cross roller bearing and output flange is used to support the driven load. A wide variety of sizes and reduction ratios are available with peak torques ranging from 450 in-lbs. to 60,500 in-lbs.

    • SHF/SHG-LW Lightweight Hollow Shaft Gearing

    SHF-LW and SHG-LW hollow shaft gearheads are 20% lighter than previous units. Available in a wide range of sizes, these zero backlash, 1 arc-min accuracy Harmonic Drive® gearheads enable design engineers to pass shafts, wires, tubing, or other components directly through the center of the gear. The gearhead incorporates a high capacity cross roller bearing and an output flange to mount the load directly without the need for an additional support bearing. Gear ratios from 30:1 through 160:1 are available. The smallest unit has a hollow shaft ID of 14 mm and an outer diameter of just 64 mm. The largest unit of the family has a hollow shaft ID of 80 mm and a peak torque rating of 6,175 in-lb.

     

    Known for its expert engineering and manufacturing, Harmonic Drive LLC products are relied upon every day throughout the unmanned systems community. Common unmanned systems applications for our products include robotic arms, gimbals & stabilized platforms, antenna positioning, and wheel drives for mobile robots. Our products are inherently light-weight and offer high torque capacity with exceptional positioning accuracy and repeatability. We offer standard and custom engineered products to provide high performance solutions to meet customer’s requirements for mission critical applications. Harmonic Drive® gear products offer zero-backlash with reduction ratios from 30:1 to 160:1 and are available in sizes ranging from 0.625 inches to over 10 inches in diameter.

     

    APPLICATIONS for Harmonic Drive products:

    • Defense: Unmanned Vehicles, Remote Weapon Stations, Antenna Pointing
    • Robotics: Industrial, Semiconductor & Flat Panel, Humanoid, Mobile Robots
    • Medical: Surgical Robots, Medical Imaging, Therapeutic, Prosthetics, Exoskeletons, Lab Automation
    • Aerospace: Solar Array Drives, Antenna Pointing, Valve Actuators, Lunar and Interplanetary Rovers
    • Machine Tool: Milling Head, Tool Changer, Rotary Table, Grinding, B & C Axis

    KEY PERFORMANCE features for Harmonic Drive servo actuators, gearheads and component sets:

    • True Zero Backlash
    • Excellent positional accuracy and repeatability
    • High Torque-to-Weight and Torque-to-Volume ratios
    • Compact size
    • High Reliability
    • Single stage high reduction ratio

     

    About Harmonic Drive LLC

    Harmonic Drive LLC designs and manufactures precision Harmonic Drive® servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets.  They work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive LLC provides high precision, high performance solutions to meet customer’s mission critical application requirements. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are manufactured in the United States. Affiliated companies in, Japan (Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc.) and Germany (Harmonic Drive AG) provide additional manufacturing capabilities. More information can be found by visiting the company’s web site at www.harmonicdrive.net

     

    Contact:

    Colleen Anderson, Marketing Manager

    Harmonic Drive LLC

    marketing@harmonicdrive.net

    978-573-3427

     

     

     

  • New Value Series Planetary Gearheads from Harmonic Drive LLC

    HPN Planetary Gears offer affordable pricing with short lead times

     

     

    Peabody, MA, March 16, 2015 –Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces the HPN Harmonic Planetary® Gearheads.  HPN planetary gearheads deliver affordable precision.

    HPN Planetary gearheads feature a robust design utilizing helical gears for quiet performance and long life. These gearheads are available with short lead times and are designed to couple to any servo motor with our Quick-Connect coupling. This new value series of planetary gears carry the reputation for quality and reliability for which Harmonic Drive® products are known throughout the world. HPN gearheads are suitable for use in a wide range of applications for precision motion control and positioning. HPN Harmonic Planetary® gears are available in 5 frame sizes: 11, 14, 20, 32, and 40, with reduction ratios ranging from 3:1 to 31:1.

    HPN Key Features :

    ·         Peak Torque 9 N m to 752 N m

    ·         Robust design

    ·         High precision

    ·         Backlash <5 arc-min (One stage) , < 7 arc-min (Two stage)

    ·         Quick-Connect design for easy mounting to a wide variety of servomotors

    ·         Reduction ratio 3:1 – 10:1 (One stage), 13:1-31:1 (Two stage)  

    ·         Helical gears for quiet performance

    ·         Quick delivery

    Known for its expert engineering and manufacturing, Harmonic Drive LLC products are relied upon every day throughout the motion control industry. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at their US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.

    APPLICATIONS for Harmonic Drive products:

    • Defense: Unmanned Vehicles, Remote Weapon Stations, Antenna Pointing
    • Robotics: Industrial, Semiconductor & Flat Panel, Humanoid, Mobile Robots
    • Medical: Surgical Robots, Medical Imaging, Therapeutic, Prosthetics, Exoskeletons, Lab Automation
    • Aerospace: Solar Array Drives, Antenna Pointing, Valve Actuators, Lunar and Interplanetary Rovers
    • Machine Tool: Milling Head, Tool Changer, Rotary Table, Grinding, B & C Axis
    • Energy: oil exploration, drilling and positioning, wind power, solar

    KEY PERFORMANCE features for Harmonic Drive® servo actuators, gearheads and component sets:

    • True Zero Backlash
    • Excellent positional accuracy and repeatability
    • High Torque-to-Weight and Torque-to-Volume ratios
    • Compact size
    • High Reliability
    • Single stage high reduction ratio

    About Harmonic Drive LLC

    Harmonic Drive, LLC engineers and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. We work closely with both Fortune 500 and companies of all sizes to understand their application requirements and provide a standard or custom-engineered solution to enable the success of their design project. The majority of the products sold by Harmonic Drive, LLC are proudly made at our manufacturing facility in Peabody, Massachusetts. Harmonic Drive Group Companies in, Japan (Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc.) and Germany (Harmonic Drive AG) provide additional products.

    With over 50 years of experience, our expert engineering and production teams develop enabling technologies and products to meet the needs of an evolving motion control market. We are very proud of our outstanding company history. Our high-precision, zero-backlash Harmonic Drive® gears and Harmonic Planetary® gears have, and continue to play critical roles in robotics, spaceflight applications, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, factory automation equipment, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. More information can be found by visiting the company’s main website at www.harmonicdrive.net

     

    Harmonic Drive LLC Contact:

    Colleen Anderson, Marketing Manager

    marketing@harmonicdrive.net

    978-573-3427