One of the major application areas for gearheads, servo actuators and linear systems is machine tool engineering. WITTENSTEIN alpha is now presenting mechatronic solutions that are designed to meet machine requirements for dynamics and precision and offer impressive customized technology and outstanding cost-efficiency. The company is looking to use revamped and expanded gearhead series and the new carefully coordinated premium linear system to put the premium segment center stage at EMO Hannover 2017.
Five sizes each are available for the new XP+ premium gearhead and its angled variants (XPK+ and XPC+) on show in Hannover, with the sizes optimized for maximum speed and torque. The gearhead variants are suitable for much higher input speeds. According to the company, this is beneficial for the entire power train, which can be sized even more efficiently and thus harness the potential for downsizing. The existing standard ratios have also been enhanced with binary ratios (i=8, 32 and 64).
With higher speed and torque, the optimized RP planetary gearheads with low backlash also offer higher power density. The highly robust gearhead construction, which has been specially developed for linear applications using a rack and pinion system, offers impressive and unprecedented performance. This central feature for high-performance machine tool engineering delivers high-precision, high-repeatability kinematics and is now available in four sizes in the model with a bevel gear preliminary stage. Thanks to the bevel gear preliminary stage in the new RPC+ series, the same ratios are now available for the angle variants as for the coaxial RP+ version. The segment is rounded off by the RPK+ hypoid angle variant, which also has a modular design.
The newly revamped Premium linear system, which leverages the enhanced technological benefits of the enhanced planetary and right-angle gearhead series, is also being premiered at EMO Hannover 2017. The newly defined preferred linear systems (from 5 to 120 kN) are always made up of the ideal combination of gearhead, rack and pinion mechanism, and lubrication system. INIRA – the quick and straightforward assembly system for racks - can also be used as an option for all systems with optimized capacity and utilization levels for individual components, feed force, feed rate and rigidity.
The wide-ranging showcase that the innovation leader in mechatronic drive engineering and nanoprecision measuring technology is presenting under the banner "WITTENSTEIN on all axes”" is rounded off by the Galaxy drive system, servo actuators in various configurations and the sub-nanometer-resolution IDS3010 measuring sensor from WITTENSTEIN’s subsidiary attocube systems AG.