Linear system partners mechanical expertise with engineering competencies

Wittenstein’s RP+ linear system offers modular, standardized rack, pinion system capable of transferring higher maximum feeding forces.

04/13/2011


The compact RP+ drive solution is inspired by market demand for a modular, standardized rack and pinion system capable of transferring higher maximum feeding forces; Wittenstein has partnered alpha mechanical expertise with superior engineering competencies to produce a reliable and high performing linear system for custom design.

The combination of gearbox, pinion and rack represents intelligent integration of specifically developed drive components. The rack assembly of the RP+ is the alpha high performance rack, characterized by high precision and optimal power transmission. Utilizing this rack results in a quiet-running solution which is weight- and noise-optimized. The gearbox and pinion components of the RP+ system are unique to the design, significantly increasing allowable torques. The high forces produced by the meshing of rack and pinion teeth are controlled more effectively, improving system rigidity and positioning accuracy.

The RP+ linear system is suited for high performing automation applications such as those found in the metal forming/cutting industries.

Wittenstein can help design a system with cymex, a servo sizing software for mechanical optimization. The result of cymex optimization is controllable drive technology in the form of an optimal gearhead, pinion and rack combination matched to your particular motor.

www.wittenstein-us.com

Wittenstein

- Edited by Gust Gianos, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com



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