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NEUGART USA is the US subsidiary of the German company Neugart, a leading supplier of precision gearheads for automation, motion-control, and robotic applications. NEUGART is a family owned company dedicated to product excellence and total customer satisfaction. Founded in 1928, machining precision gears for instruments, in the 60’s NEUGART developed its first precision planetary gearbox product line for stepper motors, used predominantly in automated systems that time. With our attention to details, ongoing product enhancements we remain the leading force in this technology. The 4th generation of our precision, high value economy E- series product line offers the highest torque density in the industry. Neugart gearboxes enjoy the highest quality- and reliability reputation worldwide. Our products are assembled from “Made in Germany” components, in assembly facilities in Europe, USA and Asia. In North America, we assemble and support our customers from Charlotte, NC.

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New NGV planetary gearbox for use in AGVs and other high-load applications

POSTED 03/22/2021

For high radial loads

With the newly developed NGV we are introducing a new planetary gearbox whose product features are specifically intended for use in automated guided vehicles (AGVs). The bearings play a major part: they are designed and positioned so that high radial loads are possible at the output side. 

AGVs transport heavy loads 24/7 on a continuous basis – and therefore make uniquely high demands of the design and the mechanical system. Particularly with regard to the gearbox, this means that because the gearbox of AGVs is usually located directly in the wheel, depending on the running gear principle the entire weight consisting of the vehicle and the payload acts directly upon the gearbox output bearing. This results in high radial loads. Furthermore, the naturally confined space situation inside the vehicle means that the gearbox must have an extremely compact, space-saving design.

The new NGV planetary gearbox fulfils these special requirements using pre-stressed inclined roller bearings. These can absorb a considerable amount of force due to their design. The wheel does not have to be supported separately, since the load is supported by the bearings at the output. 

The interface between the gearbox and the chassis has also undergone consistent optimization in the NGV: the mounting flange of the gearbox is positioned so close to the chassis that it can be mounted there directly. Another advantage in addition to the ease of installation: the motor and the gearbox can be pre-assembled as a unit and installed together. It is possible to attach almost any motor because of the use of a wide range of motor adapters. The wheel itself is fitted directly to the flanged output shaft from the outside and can therefore be exchanged quickly and easily if required.

About Neugart
Neugart is the family business among gearbox manufacturers. Established in 1928, the company has always been run by its owners, who are now in their fourth generation. Neugart develops, manufactures and markets planetary gearboxes and customised gearboxes to customer specifications. The company employs approximately 700 people worldwide, including around 600 at its historic headquarters in Kippenheim in southern Baden.