Low Backlash Gearboxes

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Gearboxes are drive components that can increase torque, reduce or increase speed, reverse rotation, or change the direction or rotation of a driveshaft. Additional clearance, known as backlash, is built into the gearbox components to prevent gears from binding, which causes overheating and can damage the teeth. A potential downside of this, however, is that backlash can make it harder to achieve accurate positioning.
Low backlash gearboxes have a modified design to reduce or eliminate backlash. This includes using gears and bearings with close tolerances and ensuring parts are properly matched to minimize dimensional variations. Backlash is often limited to 30 arc-min, or as low as 4 arc-min, depending on the design.

Low Backlash Gearboxes for Improved Positioning Accuracy

Low backlash gearboxes from Ondrives.US help improve positioning accuracy and minimize shock loads in reversing applications. We provide gearboxes and speed reducers in a wide range of options including miniature and low backlash designs. Our engineers can also create customized low backlash gearboxes based on your design or reverse engineered from an existing component.
As a leading manufacturer of high precision gears and drive components, we have the experience and expertise to deliver gear drives that are customized to your specifications.  Visit Gearbox Buyers Guide page for useful information and a check-off list to help you select the correct gearbox for your application.
Request a quote for low backlash or zero backlash gearboxes, or contact us to learn more about modification and customization options.

Low Backlash Speed Reducer Gearboxes for Encoders

SRX Series low backlash gearboxes are specially engineered for encoder applications. These in-line speed reducers are rated for speeds up to 3,000 RPM and torque output levels up to 125 oz-inches. Features include corrosion-resistant 303 stainless steel shafts and gears and a black anodized aluminum housing. Low backlash operation (≈15 arc-min at any ratio). Select gear ratios from 4.96:1 up to 3600:1 to meet your motion control needs.

Crossed Axis Low Backlash Gearboxes

Our helical low backlash gearboxes deliver output torque values as high as 550 in*lb. with standard backlash of 1° and as low as ≤ 30 arc-min with customization. These low backlash gearboxes provide a maximum input speeds up to 3,000 RPM and are offered in a range of standard ratios.

Right Angle Bevel Low Backlash Gearboxes

Right angle gearboxes feature a shaft that extends from both sides of the body to form a “T” or “L” shape. Several of our models provide low backlash as little as ≈1° and provide max input speeds up to 3,000 RPM. Our right-angle bevel low backlash gearboxes are offered in a variety of options, including inch and metric sizes.

Miniature Low Backlash Gearboxes

Onrives.US manufactures miniature gearboxes that deliver high precision in a small footprint. Most of our models offer low backlash performance, with some providing as little as ≤4 arc-min. Our miniature low backlash gearboxes are offered in a range of gear ratios and input speeds up to 4,000 RPM. 

In-Line Low Backlash Taper Gearboxes

Our TG112 and TG 112-ADC low backlash gearboxes are built for reliable service in demanding motion transfer applications. They provide high-efficiency operation up to 92% at 1,000 RPM and output torque values as high as 112 in*lb. Features a slim, compact design for applications where space is limited. Low backlash operation of ≤8 arc/min at input. Select from gear ratios ranging from 2:1 to 16:1.

Wormwheel Low Backlash Gearboxes

Wormwheel gearboxes provide an output that is 90° from the input and can be used to transmit higher torque or reduce rotational speed.  We offer low backlash gearbox models with input speeds up to 3,000 RPM and a maximum backlash of ≤4 arc-min.   Select from a range of gear ratios and inch or metric sizes.

Contact Us for Standard and Customized Low Backlash Gearboxes

Ondrives.US stocks standard and low backlash gearboxes in a wide variety of sizes and configurations. We also manufacture a range of drive components that offer zero backlash operation. Request a quote for the low backlash gearboxes that meet your requirements or contact us to discuss your unique needs.
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