This planetary gearbox design has been developed with the FIRST Robotics community in mind. These are easily configurable with multiple options and add-ons, while keeping the design small and simple. Components are CNC machined for tight tolerances, and high precision. CIM mounting hardware comes with the gearbox.
- Gearbox Reduction: 64:1
- Maximum torque recommendation: 85 ft-lb
- Overall Length: 4.1"
- Width (square): 2.5"
- Output Shaft Size: 0.50"
- Output Shaft Length: 1.5"
- Weight: 2.9 Lbs
- Mounting Holes: #10-32 Thread
- Gear Material: Steel
- Ringgear Material: 6061 Hard Anodized Aluminum
- Lubrication: Required When Assembled
These gearboxes are made with individual gear segments. Stages can be removed or added to the gearbox as required to get the desired total output reduction. For example a 4:1 stage could be added to a 16:1 gearbox to get a 64:1 gearbox. Likewise a 4:1 stage could be removed from a 16:1 gearbox to get a 4:1 gearbox.
Maximum torque recommendation
We recommend maximum torque not exceed 85 ft-lb. It is possible to mount motors that will exceed this in higher gear reductions. Higher reduction gearboxes should be utilized primarily for speed reduction. Designs that will exceed 85 ft-lb should include a method of limiting torque to prevent damage to the gearbox.
Some Assembly Required
Gearbox will be delivered assembled and tested; however, it will need to be disassembled to grease and mount the motor prior to use. No special tools are required, typically only a screw driver and allen wrench. A small arbor press or bench vise is useful for pushing the pinion onto the motor shaft. The gearbox MUST BE GREASED prior to use, grease IS NOT INCLUDED and must be purchased separately. We recommend our Red Tacky Grease.
This gearbox will mount one CIM (am-0255).
MOTOR NOT INCLUDED - Motor must be purchased separately.
Mounting Hardware Included
Gearbox includes one mounting kit. Mounting kit contains everything required to mount 1 motor including pinion, screws, and lock washers to attach the motor to the gearbox.
Mounting a large load to the end of an unsupported shaft may damage the gearmotor. The shafts on these motors are supported by two ball bearings making them fairly rugged; however, we do not recommend them to be used with large overhung loads. We recommend using a design that supports the end of the shaft. If it is not possible to support the end of the shaft, we recommend mounting the load as close to the face of the gearmotor as possible and cutting the shaft to length.