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16-mm spindle drive

The GP16 16-mm spindle drive converts rotary motion into linear motion by combining the spindle drive with a dc motor. Gearheads, motors, encoders, and controllers drive the spindles. The drive, available in a selflocking metric M6 spindle or a 5-mm ball screw, offers high efficiency and load capacity. The axial bearing withstands the high tractive and compressive forces of the spindle.

For the planetary gearhead, 14 different reduction ratios are available, from 4.4 to 850:1. Depending on the reduction ratio and spindle type, feed forces between 35 and 370 N, and even up to 400 N for short durations, are possible.

Nine different brushed and brushless motors can drive the system. For precise positioning, the motors may also be equipped with compatible sensors (encoders).

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101 Waldron Rd.
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 677-0520

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