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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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C. Walton Musser, prolific inventor

POSTED 08/19/2016

In 1955 C. Walton Musser invented the strain wave gear. His precision reducer design includes only 3 parts, yet offers Zero Backlash, High Accuracy and High Torque to Weight Ratio. Together with the USM Corporation perfected the mechanics of the strain wave gear and commercialized it in 1960 forming the Harmonic Drive division of USM. The Harmonic Drive division grew to become the Harmonic Drive Group Companies, the worldwide leader in motion control with 3 manufacturing facilities in Japan, USA