When it comes to the performance of a servo, a servo gearbox plays a key role. A servo gearbox is a type of reduction gear box that is designed to reduce the rotational speed of a component. This reduction is accomplished by multiplying the torque of the servo motor by the ratio of the gearbox. It is important that the gearbox can provide adequate torque and is capable of handling high input speeds.
Servo gearboxes come in many different forms. The most common type is the inline configuration. There are right-angle and parallel servo reducers as well. They can be used in a variety of applications. In line gearboxes are a good choice for most applications. However, right-angle configurations are not as compact as inline ones.
Another type of servo gearbox is the worm gear. Worm gears are an older style of gearbox. These gears feature a shaft with spiral thread. The worm gear engages with a toothed wheel, which is then rotated to transmit torque. While worm gears cannot run in reverse, they do offer energy efficiency and are ideal for economical applications.
Depending on the application, a servo gearbox can handle higher torque than a typical servo. If you have a high precision servo motor, you will want to find a servo gearbox that has a low backlash. Backlash is the amount of play that occurs in a gearbox. You can measure this amount in arcminutes, a unit that is 1/60th of a degree.
ServoFoxx(r) series gearboxes are the perfect solution for a wide range of applications. This product line combines the best of both flange mounted and planetary gearboxes. As a result, a servo gearbox can be attached to almost any motor, and it can be adapted to suit any application.
Another type of servo gearbox includes the SG series. This product is designed to replace the old generation of Actobotics gearboxes. SG Series gearboxes utilize brushless servo motors with magnetic encoders. Using this technology, the SG Series allows users to program the servo’s torque limits without having to modify the servo.
In addition to its power, a servo gearbox also helps with inertia management. This reduces the load’s inertia and improves system responsiveness. By matching inertia values, you can optimize power consumption and maximize the efficiency of your servos.
Another type of servo gearbox that you may consider using is an epicyclic gearbox. These gearboxes are lightweight, have minimal backlash, and offer even load distribution. Alternatively, you can use a helical gearbox in an inline configuration.
Some types of servo gearboxes can be programmed to operate in a continuous mode. These are especially useful in robotics or in applications that require precise positioning. With a continuous mode, you can control the speed and direction of the servo.
Servo gearboxes are designed to be extremely durable, and they are able to handle the speed-torque characteristics of a servo motor. They produce less noise than standard gearboxes and can be used in high-speed environments.