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Harmonic Drive, LLC engineers and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. We work closely with Fortune 500, start-ups and companies of all sizes to understand their application requirements and provide a standard or, in most cases, a custom-engineered solution to enable the success of their design project. Since the beginning, our engineering and production teams have continued to develop enabling technologies and products for the evolving motion control market. For over 50 years, Harmonic Drive has been you’re your partner for precision motion control. Today, high precision Harmonic Drive® strain wave gears continue to be engineered and manufactured by Harmonic Drive LLC in the US, Harmonic Drive SE in Germany and Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc. in Japan. With shared values, designs and quality standards, we locally serve the needs of our global customers. Harmonic Drive is a registered trademark of Harmonic Drive Systems. ISO9001 & AS9100 registered.

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Harmonic Drive LLC Introduces Value Series Planetary Gearheads

POSTED 07/29/2014

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces the HPN Harmonic Planetary® Gearheads.  HPN planetary gearheads deliver affordable precision.

HPN Planetary gearheads feature a robust design utilizing helical gears for quiet performance and long life. These gearheads are available with short lead times and are designed to couple to any servo motor with our Quick-Connect coupling. This new value series of planetary gears carry the reputation for quality and reliability for which Harmonic Drive® products are known throughout the world. HPN gearheads are suitable for use in a wide range of applications for precision motion control and positioning. HPN Harmonic Planetary® gears are available in 5 sizes: 11, 14, 20, 32, and 40, with reduction ratios ranging from 3:1 to 31:1.

HPN Key Features :

  • Peak Torque 9 N m to 752 N m
  • Robust design
  • High precision
  • Backlash <5 arc-min (One stage) , < 7 arc-min (Two stage)
  • Quick-Connect design for easy mounting to a wide variety of servomotors
  • Reduction ratio 3:1 – 10:1 (One stage), 13:1-31:1 (Two stage)  
  • Helical gears for quiet performance
  • Quick delivery

Known for its expert engineering and manufacturing, Harmonic Drive LLC products are relied upon every day throughout the motion control industry. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at their US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.

APPLICATIONS for Harmonic Drive products:

  • Defense: Unmanned Vehicles, Remote Weapon Stations, Antenna Pointing
  • Robotics: Industrial, Semiconductor & Flat Panel, Humanoid, Mobile Robots
  • Medical: Surgical Robots, Medical Imaging, Therapeutic, Prosthetics, Exoskeletons, Lab Automation
  • Aerospace: Solar Array Drives, Antenna Pointing, Valve Actuators, Lunar and Interplanetary Rovers
  • Machine Tool: Milling Head, Tool Changer, Rotary Table, Grinding, B & C Axis
  • Energy: oil exploration, drilling and positioning, wind power, solar

KEY PERFORMANCE features for Harmonic Drive servo actuators, gearheads and component sets:

  • True Zero Backlash
  • Excellent positional accuracy and repeatability
  • High Torque-to-Weight and Torque-to-Volume ratios
  • Compact size
  • High Reliability
  • Single stage high reduction ratio

About Harmonic Drive LLC
Harmonic Drive LLC engineers and manufactures precision Harmonic Drive® servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets.  They work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive LLC provides high precision, high performance solutions to meet customer’s mission critical application requirements. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at their US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts. Affiliated companies in, Japan (Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc.) and Germany (Harmonic Drive AG) provide additional manufacturing capabilities.