Posted by Sam on October 15, 2006 at 00:29:18:
In Reply to: Re: Composite Plastic/Metal gear posted by Alex on May 12, 2006 at 12:21:03:
Composite ring gears are used on some new robotic arms. Metal ring gear is installed inside fiber reinforced composite housing – carbon fiber robot arm. The metal ring gear is part of a rotary gear actuator that moves the arm. Using carbon fiber reinforced composite arm/gear housing reduces inertia of the robot. KUKA makes a robot with carbon composite ring gear design.
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