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Nano Tube 20, Two 1/2 in. Key Shafts, 2 motor inputs (am-0809)
Nano Tube 20, Two 1/2 in. Key Shafts, 2 motor inputs (am-0809)
Now uses 3 shaft version of 20" nano tube.
Price: $190.00

Stock Status: In Stock

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Product Usage:
All AndyMark gearboxes require grease for proper operation and long life. We suggest using our red tacky grease, am-2768. We also encourage that the user powers the gearbox continuously for 30 minutes without grease to allow the gear teeth to wear in. While we do design with short run times in mind, this 'run in' period for smooth gearbox operation, is recommended. Once this is completed, thoroughly grease the gear teeth periodically to ensure smooth operation.

Product Overview:
This 20-inch-long Nano Tube houses two complete gearboxes, each having the same gearing and shafts as the Nano with 500 Key Shaft. Nano Tube accepts two 2.5 inch CIM Motors. Hardware is included for attaching this motor.

This product is intended to be used as a complete drive module for the side of a 4-wheel-drive robot. A second tube is to be used on the opposite side of the robot in order to make the complete drive chassis.

2-shaft, 500 Key

Specifications for each Gearbox:
  • Overall Ratio: 12.75:1 (standard)
  • Gear material: 4140 steel
  • Gear type: spur gears, 20 dp, 14.5 degree pressure angle
  • Body extrusion material: 6061 aluminum
  • Output shaft: 1/2 inch diameter, 4140 steel with 1/8" keyway
  • Input Gear: CIM Gear, 14 tooth, 0.315 inch bore w/ 2mm keyway
  • Large Cluster Gear: 50 tooth, 3/8 inch hex bore
  • Small Cluster Gear: 14 tooth, 3/8 inch hex bore
  • Large Output Gear: 50 tooth, 1/2 inch hex bore
Weight: 4.5 Pounds, not including motors or encoders

Optional Gear Ratios:

Ratio CIM Gear Lg. Cluster Gear Sm. Cluster Gear Lg. Output Gear
10.71:1 14 tooth 50 tooth 16 tooth 48 tooth
8.45:1 14 tooth 50 tooth 19 tooth 45 tooth
5.95:1 14 tooth 50 tooth 24 tooth 40 tooth

Weight Reductions with Optional Parts:
Aluminum Large Cluster Gear can replace the standard steel 50 Tooth Large Cluster Gear.
Aluminum Large Output Gear can replace the standard steel 50 Tooth Large Output Gear.

Optional Encoder:
An optional Encoder Package can be purchased and added to this Toughbox. If you already have a US Digital Encoder to fit this Toughbox, this Encoder Mount Pad will help you mount the encoder to the Toughbox. Here is a guide for encoder installation and alignment.

Aluminum Hex Output Shaft:
The Toughbox Nano Tube can use an optional Short 1/2" Hex Aluminum Output Shaft with Magnet for Toughbox® Series (am-am-0397a) as a separate purchase but a FR8ZZ-Hex bearing MUST also be ordered SEPARATELY to replace the FR8ZZ bearing supporting each output shaft.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write your own review!

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Demo Robot July 26, 2013
Reviewer: Preston Purdue  
From what I can garner so far, this system should work excellently for a compact demonstration build.
One Qualm: It comes pre-assembled :(

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