Posted by Kuka Robotics on July 11, 2006 at 15:33:48:
In Reply to: Composite Plastic/Metal gear posted by Alex on May 02, 2006 at 13:22:10:
Kuka Robotics Introduces has a carbon fiber composite ring gear in production for an electromechanical rotary actuator. It caves weight of the rotary actuator arm, since the rotary actuator arm is made out of carbon fiber composite material, and the only ring gear is made out of metal. The rotary actuator ring gear sits inside a carbon composite arm-housing. In KUKA design the actuator ring gear is attached to the carbon fiber housing. There other are designs when the actuator metal ring gear is molded into composite housing.
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