Toughbox 3 Motor with 12.75:1 Ratio
Product Availability: This gearbox is the predecessor to the 3CIM4U. Once parts supplies for this gearbox are exhausted, it will be retired.Product Usage:All AndyMark gearboxes require grease for p...Read More
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, thorough grease of the gear teeth periodically to ensure smooth operation.
This is a version of the popular Toughbox gearbox, but with unique side plates which can accept three (3) motors. These motors can be CIM Motors or other motors attached to the AM Planetary gearbox.
This gearbox is shipped in kit form, not assembled.
Gear Ratios Options (sold separately):
|Ratio||CIM Gear||Lg. Cluster Gear||Sm. Cluster Gear||Lg. Output Gear||Motor Mount Plate|
||14 tooth||50 tooth||14 tooth||50 tooth||standard alum.|
|10.71:1||14 tooth||50 tooth||16 tooth||48 tooth||standard alum.|
|8.45:1||14 tooth||50 tooth||19 tooth||45 tooth||standard alum.|
|5.95:1||14 tooth||50 tooth||24 tooth||40 tooth||standard alum.|
Weight Reduction with Optional Aluminum Gears (sold separately):
|12.75:1||14 tooth||50 tooth alum||14 tooth||50 tooth alum||standard alum.||0.56 lbs|
|10.71:1||14 tooth||50 tooth alum||16 tooth||48 tooth alum||standard alum.||0.55 lbs|
|8.45:1||14 tooth||50 tooth alum||19 tooth||45 tooth alum||standard alum.||0.51 lbs|
Weight Reduction with Optional Parts (sold separately):
- 4 of the 1.14 Inch Spacers can replace the standard aluminum box extrusion
- Aluminum 50 Tooth Large Cluster Gear can replace the Steel 50 Tooth Large Cluster Gear (0.28 lb reduction)
- Aluminum 50 Tooth Large Output Gear can replace the Steel 50 Tooth Large Output Gear (0.28 lb reduction)
- Aluminum 48 Tooth Large Output Gear can replace the Steel 48 Tooth Large Output Gear (0.27 lb reduction)
- Aluminum 45 Tooth Large Output Gear can replace the Steel 45 Tooth Large Output Gear (0.23 lb reduction)
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. A very complete guide for encoder installation and alignment is shown on the Encoder Package page.
Optional Long Output Shaft:
T-Box Long Output Shaft is available, which is 3.5 inches longer than the standard Output Shaft.
Aluminum Hex Output Shafts:
The Toughbox can use a hex aluminum output shaft and a long hex aluminum output shaft, but a FR8ZZ-Hex bearing must be ordered to replace the FR8ZZ bearing supporting the output shaft.
This box is actually too tough
I heard that Kim Wilson personally called AndyMark and asked them to retire this product.
motor covers one bolt hole
Once 3 CIM motors are mounted, one of the 4 bolt holes used to hold the toughbox together and for mounting is partially covered making it impossible to put a bolt in it. Otherwise it is working very well for us.
3 Motor Toughbox
Assembly Instructions would be nice