Power transmission products are used in mechanical drivetrains to create movement. Components include linear motion slides and actuators, gearboxes, timing belts/pulleys/bushings, and a host of shaft couplings, bore reducers, and other purely mechanical devices.
Rack and pinion systems are a type of linear actuator consisting of a rotating pinion that drives a linear rack, converting rotary motion to linear motion. Helical rack and pinion systems offer the most cost-effective installation for linear movements over 2 meters.
SureMotion motor-ready linear actuators and sliding components turn rotary motion into linear motion as well as providing a variety of X-Y and X-Y-Z positioning system solutions. Options for mounting stepper or servo motors as well as a full selection of accessories are available to complete a linear motion system.
New! ... XYZ gantry components in all three styles
Available in C1060 medium-carbon steel or 440C stainless steel, all shafts are heat treated for additional hardness.
SureMotion standard-height 6061 T6 black and low-profile 6061 T6 gray aluminum supports are hard-anodized and offer superior shaft holding strength.
IronHorse cast iron worm gearboxes (worm gear speed reducers) are mechanical power transmission drive components that can drive a
load at a reduced fixed ratio of the motor speed. The output torque is also increased by the same ratio, while the horsepower
remains the same (less efficiency losses).
The lineup of IronHorse cast iron gearboxes includes:
Aluminum gearboxes feature hollow-shaft outputs (all the way through from one side to the other). For the aluminum gearboxes we also offer optional single and double output shafts, output flanges, torque arms, and output covers. Worm gearboxes contain a worm-type gear on the input shaft, and a worm-type mating gear on the output shaft. These gearboxes also change the drive direction.
IronHorse inline helical gearboxes with cast-iron frames utilize C-face mounting interfaces for C-face motors. These gearboxes use helical gears to provide quiet startup and smooth operation. Universally interchangeable compact design ensures easy OEM replacement.
The new HBR series of helical bevel gearboxes combines the helical gearset with a bevel gearset to create an output that is perpendicular to the input. All HBR series gearboxes are hollow shaft output and accept double or single shafts. Dual and single output shaft kits are available.
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IronHorse Shaft Mount Gearboxes (speed reducers) feature shafts and gears manufactured from the highest grade steel, case hardened and precision ground to AGMA standards for long lasting durability.
Strain wave gearboxes offer many advantages over planetary and helical gearboxes. Strain wave technology allows for a higher gear ratio and efficiency in an inline form-factor and smaller size. Many different gear ratios and output shaft sizes are available and are designed to work without SureServo2 and SureStepper motors.
The PGA series of inline planetary gearboxes has a thread-in mounting style, along with a level of precision and torque capacity that is best in its class. The PGB series of right-angle planetary gear reducers offers similar technical specifications to the PGA series and provides an excellent solution when space and clearance requirements are limited. PGD series gearboxes with compact design and hub-style output are ideal for equipment that requires high-speed, high-precision indexing movement.
The SureGear PGCN series is a great gearbox value for servo, stepper, and other motion control applications requiring a NEMA size input/output interface. It offers the best quality available for the price point. Features include:
SureMotion hardened rotary shafts are precision ground for exceptional straightness, accurate diameters, and a surface finish of 10RMS.
Grooved rotary shafts support a variety of power transmission applications, primarily as drive shafts or axles for spinning equipment.
Timing pulleys, bushings, and belts that allow speed and torque change while connecting mechanically rotating components.
Drive couplings are used to couple the shafts of various mechanical devices and compensate for misalignment.
For use in all SureMotion drive coupling hubs to reduce bore size.
Bushings allow the connection of pulleys to different sized shafts.