Epicyclic gears get their name from their earliest software, that was the modelling of the actions of the planets in the heavens. Believing the planets, as everything in the heavens, to be perfect, they could just travel in ideal circles, but their motions as viewed from Earth could not end up being reconciled with circular movement. At around 500 BC, the Greeks developed the thought of epicycles, of circles travelling on the circular orbits. With this theory Claudius Ptolemy in the Almagest in 148 AD was able to predict planetary orbital paths. The Antikythera System, circa 80 BC, had gearing which was able to approximate the moon’s elliptical path through the heavens, and actually to improve for the nine-year precession of that route. (The Greeks could have seen it much less elliptical, but rather as epicyclic motion.)
EP, a versatile and multi-use solution, is not only another simple planetary gearbox. EP high-tech planetary reducer is a true integrated concept, including some functions combined jointly to give you a complete sub-assembly to the virtually all demanding machines.
EP is the best high-tech servo-reducer, specially dedicated to designs requiring:
Superior output torsional stiffness
Ultra-substantial output radial stiffness and Tilting moment
Patented output bearing design
A high-tech planetary equipment train, based on REDEX’s differential know-how
ISO 9409-1 outcome drive flange for mounting pinions, pulleys, couplings, etc.
High input speeds
Superior acceleration and good torque density
Minimum backlash (1 – 3 arc-minutes)
In-Line or right angle arrangements
This versatile Planetary Reducer Gearbox design makes it possible for design engineers to find actual answers to the most demanding applications.
Parallel shaft Gearmotors
The S Series design makes this gearmotor particularly effective for pump, fan and blower applications. To meet the needs of customers in these sectors, the S Series can be available in the ft . or flange variants and may be completed with an array of electric motors entirely made by EP. Asynchronous motors both IEC and compact (B-BE-BX/M-ME-MX), servomotors (BMD) and reluctance motors (BSR) can be coupled with the S Series: with the breadth of its portfolio, EP provides customers with a superb balance of efficiency, cost effectiveness and dynamics.
The combination of epicycle gear trains with a planet engaging both a sun gear and a ring gear is called a planetary gear train. In this instance, the ring gear is generally fixed and the sun gear is driven.