Lightweighting the gearbox
Gearset supplier Harmonic Drive LLC devised a lighter version of its CSF-2uH series gearsets with UAVs in mind. Dubbed the CSF-2uH-LW, it substitutes aluminum for steel in the housing. The housed component gear set combined with a precision cross-roller output bearing and flange is available in 10 sizes with ratios 30:1 to 160:1. Another gearset called the CSF-2UP comes in handy when space is at a premium. These gear units have an ultra-flat configuration with high-moment stiffness. Thanks to a cross roller bearing used at the output flange, the CSF-2UP gearheads offer high-moment stiffness.
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