Thomson (www.thomsonlinear.com) has introduced a modular system specially designed to enable an efficient connection between the company’s true planetary gearheads to other manufacturers’ drive motor in a seamlessly quick, straightforward manner.
The Redimount system permits machine and component manufacturers to select the most compatible combination motors and gearheads fit for each application.
Ensuring absolute concentricity between the gearhead pinion shaft and the motor shaft, the system comes with a self-centring hub feature. This leads to eliminating the possibility of excessive wear on components during operation, according to the company.
Other key benefits of the Redimount gearhead mounting system include enabling gearheads and the mounting system to be stocked separately. As the gearheads and the mounting system are stocked separately, associated costs are also being reduced.
Another useful feature is that all of the Thomson Micron gearheads will be using an identical Redimount system. This will make sure that the components will always be compatible.
Redimount’s pre-assembled pinion rejects the need for the need for a pinion positioning process which is rather time-consuming. It also removes the frequent source of error that occurs resulting brought by the motor mounting.
With the Redimount system, the gearhead and motor can be mounted quickly in just a few steps.
Thomson’s linear drive units are supplied with the Redimount system on standard so that users may specify any servo motor less any additional expense.
The length of the drive block will remain unmodified as the Redimount adapter flange is tailored to the dimensions of the provided motor. This spares engineers from any mounting position problems on their subsequent motor replacements.