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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Zero-backlash gearheads - without gears

Zero-backlash gearheads - without gears
Following on from the successful launch of Kamo Seiko's miniature indexing devices earlier in the year, Precision Motion (COFIL) is now introducing the Japanese manufacturer's range of zero-backlash speed-reducers to the UK market.

Available in both co-axial and right-angle configurations, these patented speed reducers utilise precision ground steel balls as the transmission medium. The benefits when compared with the more conventional planetary or cycloidal gearboxes include: no clearances, therefore zero-backlash; rolling contact, therefore reduced noise and long life; high efficiency; high torque capacity; and high precision repeatable positioning.

There is a huge choice of input/output options to suit all applications, including a version to allow direct fitting of NEMA 11 to 34 frame motors. In addition, the housing is designed to facilitate easy addition of custom made flanges for special applications. Reduction ratio's are available from 5:1 to 1600:1, with rated output torque capacity ranging from 1.6Nm to 98Nm.

Referring to the collaboration between the two firms, Precision Motion Managing Director Stuart Smith says: "Although Kamo are very well established in Asia and the USA, they were keen to develop a stronger European presence. With our background in fixed stroke cam-operated motion control and positioning solutions, the addition of this product range is perfectly synergous and helps us expand into the field of varying stroke servo-motor applications."

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