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 offers been especially designed to reach high torques that defeat the competition for units of the same size. All planetary carriers are manufactured as a cage created from solid materials. This increases silent operating characteristics while at the same time improving positioning precision and reducing backlash. Yet another shaft sealing band ensures maximum dust 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 tighter tolerances, so all around the gear will be a tighter, more precise fit. And the tighter fit means much less play in the gear teeth, which may be the trigger of backlash in the first place. Of course, precision gears are more expensive, but if the application calls for high accuracy, then precision gearing could 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. That is typically performed by shortening the center distance between gears. For pre-loading, this is often done utilizing a spring mechanism to hold 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 huge impact on the quantity of backlash. So for example, some equipment types such as stress wave gears, or harmonic equipment 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 certainly dimensionally smaller compared to the result stage. Its short style makes the GSD collection the perfect high-end gearbox for space restricted applications. The low standard backlash of the GSD collection makes it an ideal fit for highly dynamic applications where highest positioning and speed accuracy is required. The flange output generates highest torsional rigidity. For the accommodation 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 allows for a higher gearbox rigidity and the absorption of high radial and axial loads. The angular gearboxes of the GSBL range offer the same advantages as the GSB range; the right angle form makes the GSBL range an ideal match for all dynamic applications where space is limited.