What are reduction gears?

The “soul” of the maxon motor is its unmatched iron-free winding, the maxon system. This motor principle has its advantages, in particular: the lack of magnetic stopping torque and a low degree of electromagnetic interference. Its performance far exceeds that of other motor systems. The maxon X drive range is extended with two other motor sizes: 16 and 32 mm. The new 16 mm DCX 16 S can be supplied with both noble metal and graphite brushes and can be combined modularly with the new GPX 16 planetary reducer as standard units. Combinations with ENX encoders complete the modular system for demanding control tasks.

The “big brother” is now the DCX 32 L with graphite brushes, along with the GPX 32. The 32 mm diameter DC motor is pure concentrated force and, with its excellent parameters, can be measured fearlessly with any competitor. As it can withstand high thermal stresses, it guarantees high continuous power thanks to the reducing gearbox.

Different types of reduction gears

There are also three further versions of the GPX gearbox range. Perfect for motor diameters are the GPX 16 and GPX 32 gearboxes in 1- and 2-stage versions. Planetary gearboxes have reduction stages on a scale. In other words, the geometry is optimised for the load at each stage. Thanks to its compact design and welded connection to the motors, it has been possible to reduce the length to an absolute minimum.

The GP 16 A planetary gearbox enjoys a successful presence for many years in maxon’s own production range. In GPX 16 we have succeeded in incorporating larger ball bearings. This significantly increases the radial load limit. The maximum permissible entry speed has also been significantly increased to 14 000 rpm.

The GPX 32 planetary gearbox convinces with its high input speeds of up to 7000 rpm and large torques of up to 2.9 Nm. The previous values were 6000 rpm and 2.25 Nm respectively. The 22 mm planetary gearboxes have been extended with the reduced clearance version GPX 22 LZ. Four different gear units are now available: standard, ceramic, silent and low clearance.

Like all DCX motors, these brushless DC motors stand out for their high power density and running stability. In addition to its great technical qualities, this range convinces with its configurability. Motors, gearboxes and sensors can be selected and ordered online. Even complex motor systems will be ready for shipment after a maximum of 11 working days. Detailed product specifications are immediately available on the Internet and 3D configuration data is available for download.

A reduction motor is nothing more than a method of speed reduction of a combustion engine or an electric motor. These usually use gear systems are something like a transmission and some of them look like a hydraulic servo motor, they work either by hydraulic or mechanical methods in sprocket-crown systems, among others there are versions that vary the torque with gear systems making use of gear type systems. in the case of these the torque varies in providing to speed the truth I don’t know how to calculate the relative forces in an analytical way the one way I see that they do that calculation is by making use of bench tools like one that I see work called prony brake.