Epicyclic gears get their name from their earliest program, that was the modelling of the movements of the planets in the heavens. Believing the planets, as everything in the heavens, to end up being perfect, they could just travel in ideal circles, but their motions as viewed from Earth could not become reconciled with circular motion. At around 500 BC, the Greeks developed the thought of epicycles, of circles traveling on the circular orbits. With this theory Claudius Ptolemy in the Almagest in 148 AD could predict planetary orbital paths. The Antikythera Mechanism, circa 80 BC, had gearing which was able to approximate the moon’s elliptical route through the heavens, and also to correct for the nine-season precession of that path. (The Greeks could have seen it not as elliptical, but rather as epicyclic motion.)
EP, a versatile and multi-use alternative, is not simply another simple planetary gearbox. EP high-tech planetary reducer is certainly a true integrated concept, including many functions combined collectively to offer a complete sub-assembly to the most demanding machines.
EP is the ultimate high-tech servo-reducer, specially focused on designs requiring:
Superior output torsional stiffness
Ultra-high output radial stiffness and Tilting moment
Patented output bearing design
A high-tech planetary equipment train, based on REDEX’s differential know-how
ISO Planetary Reducer Gearbox 9409-1 productivity drive flange for mounting pinions, pulleys, couplings, etc.
High input speeds
Superior acceleration and superb torque density
Minimum backlash (1 – 3 arc-minutes)
In-Line or right angle arrangements
This versatile design makes it possible for design engineers to find exact answers to the most demanding applications.
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The S Series design causes this gearmotor particularly effective for pump, fan and blower applications. To meet up the needs of clients in these sectors, the S Series is also available in the feet or flange editions and can be completed with a wide variety of electric motors entirely manufactured by EP. Asynchronous motors both IEC and small (B-BE-BX/M-ME-MX), servomotors (BMD) and reluctance motors (BSR) can be in conjunction with the S Series: with the breadth of its portfolio, EP provides buyers with an outstanding balance of efficiency, expense effectiveness and dynamics.
The mixture 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 equipment is generally fixed and the sun gear is driven.