Precision Gears in Mass Customisation

Customised solutions with maximum performance, cost-effectiveness and availability

  • Precision Gears in Mass Customisation
    Precision Gears in Mass Customisation

The days when automation and standardisation were synonyms are long past. The name of the game is mass customisation. There is an unprecedented demand for tailor-made, highly cost-effective gearboxes. Nabtesco offers a high-end portfolio, a modular system, exceptionally high production capacities and highly automated processes to achieve excellent mass customisation.

The Neco® (solid shaft servo gearboxes), Neco®HT (high-torque gearboxes for heavy-duty applications) and RD-C (hollow shaft gearboxes with three mounting options) series in particular offer a high degree of modularity. The combination of standardised elements facilitates the use of a large number of defined interfaces to meet a wide range of requirements. This allows maximum flexibility in motor connection. It also enables cost-effective mass production, high availability and shorter delivery times. Within a very short time, the customer receives an individual gear unit that is tailored to the application and offers the economy of large scale production.

Maximum precision and power density

There are well over twelve million Nabtesco gearboxes in use worldwide. In addition to high precision (max. hysteresis loss of 0.5 to 1 arcmin), Nabtesco's cycloidal precision gearheads offer minimal wear over their lifetime, outstanding shock resistance (up to 500% of the rated torque) and excellent dynamic behaviour, guaranteeing efficiency, performance and reliability. In addition, the simplicity of the design reduces the complexity of the overall system and minimises susceptibility to faults.

Regardless of whether the requirement is for flexible handling and machining tasks or for dynamic pick and place applications: Cycloidal gearheads boost performance in the transmission of motion and force, and are the first choice for all handling and positioning tasks in production, assembly and packaging applications.

Custom-tailored gears in large quantities

Nabtesco produces more than one million gearboxes a year, in both one-off and high-volume production. The highly automated production process, based on Japanese principles such as poka-yoke (fail-safe) and kaizen (continuous improvement), is designed for maximum efficiency and consistent high quality. The construction of a third production facility in Hamamatsu, Japan, will double the company's output to two million precision gears by 2030 - an ideal scenario to meet the growing demand for automation solutions.