Epicyclic gears obtain name from their earliest app, which was the modelling of the actions of the planets in the heavens. Believing the planets, as everything in the heavens, to become perfect, they could just travel in ideal circles, but their motions as viewed from Earth cannot end up being reconciled with circular motion. At around 500 BC, the Greeks created 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 in a position to approximate the moon’s elliptical route through the heavens, and even to improve for the nine-yr precession of that path. (The Greeks could have seen it not as elliptical, but instead as epicyclic motion.)
EP, a versatile and multi-use alternative, is not only another simple planetary gearbox. EP high-tech planetary reducer is certainly a true integrated concept, including countless functions combined collectively to offer a complete sub-assembly to the virtually all demanding machines.
EP is the ultimate high-tech servo-reducer, specially focused on designs requiring:
Superior output torsional stiffness
Ultra-substantial output radial stiffness and Tilting moment
Patented output bearing design
A high-tech planetary gear train, predicated on REDEX’s differential know-how
ISO 9409-1 productivity 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 design helps it be possible for design engineers to find actual solutions to the most demanding applications.
Parallel shaft Gearmotors
The S Series design makes this gearmotor particularly effective for fan, pump and blower applications. To meet up the needs of consumers in these sectors, the S Series can be available in the foot or flange variations and can be completed with a variety of electric motors entirely produced by EP. Asynchronous motors both IEC and small (B-BE-BX/M-ME-MX), servomotors (BMD) and reluctance motors (BSR) could be coupled with the S Series: with the breadth of its portfolio, EP Planetary Reducer Gearbox provides consumers with a superb balance of cost effectiveness, efficiency 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 usually fixed and sunlight gear is driven.