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Limit Lost Motion with Gam’s SPH Flange Planetary Gearbox July 13, 2016

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Gam SPH Gearhead Family

Gam SPH Gearhead Family

Greenville, DE — Backlash and Torsional Rigidity are both important values to consider when selecting a high precision gearbox as they both affect lost motion (arcmin). GAM’s SPH Flange Gearbox has a single piece steel housing and ring gear machined directly inside for maximum stiffness. The helical gears are precision cut and ground for extremely quiet and smooth torque transmission with a standard backlash rating of < 3 arcmin or < 1 arcmin reduced.

Download the new SPH brochure to see how the SPH Flange stacks up to other flange gearboxes available on the market when it comes to lost motion.

More information on the GAM SPH Planetary Gearboxes available from Servo2Go.com can be viewed at:   http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105592&cat
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New High Precision Gear Reducers from GAM Gear September 14, 2015

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— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —

New High Precision Gear Reducers from GAM Gear

The GAM EPL inline planetary gearbox is widely known as the best value on the market because it offers the best quality available for the price point.  We’ve added some features that make it an even better value and unequaled in its class and ideal for most servo applications.

Gam EPL Planetary Gearhead

Gam EPL Planetary Gearheads

Designed to maintain the high quality associated with GAM products, the Economy Series was engineered to provide a high-quality, low-cost gearing solution for less demanding servo applications.  The EPL series consists of a variety of configurations to meet the requirements of many applications.

  • Precision gears
  • Low backlash
  • Fixed input with radial clamping ring makes for quick and easy mounting to metric or English motors
  • Many customizations available

Features include:

  • Ideal for less demanding servo applications
  • Lightweight
  • Fixed input with radial clamping ring for quick and easy mounting to motor
  • Ratios 3:1 to 1000:1
  • Frame sizes 40 mm – 150 mm and NEMA 17 to 56

Click on the link below for more information on the EPL Series Gear Reducers from GAM-

https://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=101438&cat=

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Why are Hypoid Gearboxes Ideal for Right Angle Applications? August 19, 2015

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This example will compare a traditional planetary bevel gearbox (left) with a hypoid gearbox (right), in a 5:1 gear reduction ratio.

Planetary Bevel Gearbox
By construction, a planetary bevel gearbox is the combination of an input bevel gear stage and an output planetary gear stage.  In order to achieve any gear reduction ratio, this type of gearbox always requires two or three gear stages. In this example, the first stage is a 1:1 bevel gear ratio and the second stage is a 5:1 planetary gear ratio.  For a 3,000 RPM application, the motor speed is continued throughout the entire first gear stage, which means the input bearings and seals, gears, and output bearings and seals are all rotating at 3,000 RPM.  The actual reduction doesn’t occur until the planetary gear stage. Higher speeds throughout the gearbox means higher heat and can also result in a 50% service life de-rating for continuous applications.

Hypoid Gearbox

A hypoid gearbox on the other hand can achieve up to a 15:1 ratio with only a single gear stage.  In this 3,000 RPM application, the motor speed is immediately reduced to the final reduction speed of 600 RPM which is ideal for the gears, seals, bearings, and shaft.  A lower speed means less heat, which is important to maximizing the life and load carrying capabilities of the output bearings in a gearbox.  GAM’s Dyna Series hypoid gearbox has a 30,000 hour service life rating which is 50% more than a comparable planetary bevel gearbox.  In addition to the performance advantages of using a hypoid gearbox, as mentioned in a previous post there is also a substantial space saving benefit.  In the example above, GAM’s hypoid gearbox is 46% more compact than the planetary bevel gearbox.

Information on the Hypoid Right Angle Gearboxes from Gam, click on the link below-

https://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=Hypoid&D=PROD

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Why are Hypoid Gearboxes Ideal for Right Angle Applications? June 3, 2014

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This example will compare a traditional planetary bevel gearbox (left) with a hypoid gearbox (right), in a 5:1 gear reduction ratio.

Planetary Bevel Gearbox
By construction, a planetary bevel gearbox is the combination of an input bevel gear stage and an output planetary gear stage.  In order to achieve any gear reduction ratio, this type of gearbox always requires two or three gear stages.  In this example, the first stage is a 1:1 bevel gear ratio and the second stage is a 5:1 planetary gear ratio.  For a 3,000 RPM application, the motor speed is continued throughout the entire first gear stage, which means the input bearings and seals, gears, and output bearings and seals are all rotating at 3,000 RPM.  The actual reduction doesn’t occur until the planetary gear stage.  Higher speeds throughout the gearbox means higher heat and can also result in a 50% service life de-rating for continuous applications.

Hypoid Gearbox

A hypoid gearbox on the other hand can achieve up to a 15:1 ratio with only a single gear stage.  In this 3,000 RPM application, the motor speed is immediately reduced to the final reduction speed of 600 RPM which is ideal for the gears, seals, bearings, and shaft.  A lower speed means less heat, which is important to maximizing the life and load carrying capabilities of the output bearings in a gearbox.  GAM’s Dyna Series hypoid gearbox has a 30,000 hour service life rating which is 50% more than a comparable planetary bevel gearbox.  In addition to the performance advantages of using a hypoid gearbox, there is also a substantial space saving benefit. In the example above, GAM’s hypoid gearbox is 46% more compact than the planetary bevel gearbox.

For additional information on the Hypoid Gearboxes from Gam, click on the link below-

https://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=dyna series&D=PROD

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Gearbox Design Helps to Prevent Motor Shaft Slippage April 10, 2014

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All GAM inline gearboxes feature a radial clamping collar as the connection method to secure the motor shaft.  We’ve had many customers call us and ask for a gearbox with a keyed input because they’ve had motor slipping issues while using other manufacturers’ gearboxes.  These other gearboxes have a set screw design to connect to the motor shaft.  Depending on the type of set screw used, the set screw either presses against or penetrates the motor shaft to generate the holding force.  While there can be many factors that can contribute to the motor shaft slipping, having the holding force come from a single point isn’t an optimal design.  A better option than a set screw or keyed connection uses a radial clamping collar.

With this design, the radial clamping collar compresses the gearbox input shaft and evenly distributes the clamping force around the entire circumference of the motor shaft.  The gearbox input shaft is sliced in three locations to ensure a secure connection even if the motor shaft has a key slot with the key removed. 

Not only does the radial clamping connection generate higher clamping forces, but it won’t mar the motor shaft like a set screw connection can.  And due to the design of the radial clamping collar, the gearbox input shaft has a smaller diameter, resulting in a lower moment of inertia compared to a gearbox with a set screw input.  This radial clamping design comes standard on all GAM inline planetary gear reducers even including the low cost PE series.

For additional information on the Gearbox & Coupling Products from Gam, click on the link below-

https://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1150206260

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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GAM Application Story – Complete Gearbox and Coupling Assembly for Actuator System March 11, 2014

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Industry:  Material Handling

Application Challenge:  A customer was looking to drive two ball screws in unison using a single motor and also needed gear reducers to meet the application requirements.  The ball screws were in parallel and positioned eight inches (8”) apart from their centerlines.

GAM Solution: A traditional arrangement for this system would include a center driven dual output shaft gearbox in between two right angle gearboxes and connected using couplings.  However, because the actuators were so close together, this configuration was not possible.  GAM engineers relocated the motor perpendicular to the actuators by using two spiral bevel gearboxes (V-Series) in conjunction with a hollow output inline gear reducer (EPL-H).  All components were assembled together with precision machined adapters and bellows couplings.  The design was approximately twenty percent (20%) shorter than the traditional configuration and used fewer and more economical components resulting in a fifteen percent (15%) reduction in cost.

Typically, the customer would have to size and source the gear reducers from one company, the couplings from another company, design the system, and then ensure that it functions correctly.  Instead, the customer was able to get the complete solution (everything between the motor and actuator) from GAM.   GAM engineers not only sized and selected the appropriate gear reducers and couplings required for the application but also designed the mounting adapters necessary to complete the system.  One 3D model of the assembly was sent to the customer so that all they had to do was drop the file into their design for sign off, which helped to reduce the overall design time.

Results: Single point sourcing. -15% reduction in system cost. -20% reduction in system length. -Eliminated unnecessary components. -Shorter design time.

GAM Linear Mount Products – For everything between the motor and actuator. GAM linear mount products are an innovative line of gearboxes, couplings, and mounting adapters designed to improve the process of connecting motors to actuators.  Whatever the challenge, GAM has the products and design competencies to help with any actuator application.

Click on the link below to download the catalog in PDF format.

.PDF version of the catalog can be found here.

For additional information on the Gearbox & Coupling Products from Gam, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1150206260

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New Washdown Servo Gearboxes from Gam November 14, 2013

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Greenville, DE-  Gam Gear’s new SSP Series is an innovative washdown servo gearbox solution designed for food, medical or sanitary applications.  It is a precision inline planetary gearbox outwardly constructed of 300-series stainless steel.  The motor adapter plate, housing and shaft are all stainless steel.  Viton® seals, stainless steel hardware and sealed interfaces provide outstanding corrosion resistance in all types of wet and caustic washdown environments.  Ideal for any light or demanding servo application where corrosion resistance is a requirement, the SSP Series offers economy, high precision, and long lasting performance.  Features of Gam Gear’s washdown servo gearbox include:

Gam Washdown Gearboxes

Gam Washdown Gearboxes

Click on the link below to view the specification on Gam’s Washdown Servo Gearboxes-

https://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=102250&cat=

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Video: GAM Safety Couplings – Direct Drive vs. Indirect Drive May 7, 2013

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Safety couplings are used to minimize expensive damage when a collision occurs in a high performance servo drive system.  When a collision occurs, the safety coupling will stop the destructive inertial forces instantly and eliminate downtime and repair costs often associated when just an overload relay is used.

Click on the link below to view a YouTube Video on the operation of a Gam Direct Drive Safety Coupling, or click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyoOw8B9gQ8  .

Gam Direct Drive Safety Coupling Video

Gam Direct Drive Safety Coupling Video

Click on the link below to view a YouTube Video on the operation of a Gam Indirect Drive Safety Coupling, or click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJEMVK1CnQo .

Gam Indirect Drive Safety Coupling Video

Gam Indirect Drive Safety Coupling Video

For additional information on the Safety Couplings from Gam, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=safety coupling&D=PROD

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Did you know? PE Gearboxes ship in 2 weeks February 25, 2013

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GAM Gear, a manufacturer of  precision gear reducers and servo couplings announces a new two week standard  delivery program for the PE series of inline planetary gear reducers.   The PE series has precision gears and robust  dual output bearings making it a great option for most servo and stepper motor applications where performance and durability are required.

Gam PE Series Gearbox

Gam PE Series Gearbox

The  delivery program covers popular ratios from the 50mm frame size up to 118mm in  the PE-W (Metric) output version and from the NEMA 17 frame size up to NEMA 42 in  the PE-N (NEMA) output version.  Express  services for deliveries in less than two weeks are possible and the PE series  is also available for purchase online with a credit card.

More information on PE series planetary gearboxes from Gam can be found at the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105061&cat=

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New SSP washdown servo gearbox for food, medical or sanitary applications November 2, 2012

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Gam Gear’s new SSP Series is an innovative washdown servo gearbox solution designed for food, medical or sanitary  applications.  It is a precision planetary gearbox outwardly constructed of 300-series stainless steel.  The motor adapter plate, housing and shaft are all stainless steel.  Viton® seals, stainless steel hardware and sealed interfaces provide outstanding corrosion resistance in all types of wet and caustic washdown environments.

Gam SSP Washdown Gearbox

Gam SSP Washdown Gearbox

Ideal for any light or demanding servo application where corrosion resistance is a requirement, the SSP Series offers economy, high precision, and long lasting performance.

Features include:

  • Frame sizes from 70 to 120 mm
  • Ratios from 3:1 to 100:1
  • Dual output bearings for high radial and axial loading
  • Input clamping element for fast and easy mounting
  • Optional input O-ring to keep contaminants out custom designed for your motor. (Special request at time of order)
  • Optional stainless steel output coupling KG-VA for corrosion resistant connections to other shafts

For more information on the SSP Gearbox from Gam Gear, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=102250&cat=

For more information, please contact:

Editorial Contact:

Warren Osak
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