PRECISION REDUCTION GEARS IN ROBOTICS
Reduction gears are an effective way to get a high amount of torque from a small motor by reducing its rotation speed. They also support the flexible movement of machines in a range of
In 1985, when Nabtesco released its very first precision reduction gears, industrial robots were vulnerable to shock and excessive vibration in their arms. Nabtesco’s precision reduction gears presented a solution to these problems, and the products soon became widely used in industrial robots in Japan and abroad.
Nabtesco is a world leader in the design and manufacture of precision reduction gears, which today are used in a number of manufacturing sectors, ranging from medical to food to semiconductors, in addition to the automotive sector.
AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLESAn automated guided vehicle is a robot that follows markers or wires in the floor, or uses vision, magnets, or lasers for navigation. They are most often used in industrial applications to move materials around a manufacturing facility or warehouse. Nabtesco offers an extensive portfolio of cycloidal gears, as well as drive concepts for a wide range of applications. We can also develop customized gears that are adapted to customers’ exact requirements.
ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC SYSTEMSMining and infrastructure construction are sometimes performed under challenging conditions – in wild desert country, on a steep mine slope, in dense tropical forests, or deep underwater. Nabtesco’s hydraulic technology, which helps get tremendous power out of small units, is ideal for the high-precision construction machinery required for such environments. For example, we provide traveling units for hydraulic excavators, and control valves for motors. Nabtesco is a leading manufacturer of hydraulic equipment systems, and is constantly innovating to improve the technology.
RAILROAD VEHICLE EQUIPMENTAs a world-class high-speed railway system, the Shinkansen represents Japanese technology at its best. Because the speed of these trains exceeds 300 km/h, the technology used to control them must ensure absolute safety and reliability.
Nabtesco manufactures core components for Shinkansen trains: brake systems and door-operating units. Our advanced technologies are widely used not only in high-speed trains but also in local trains and new transportation systems. Today, railway operators are increasingly interested in reducing the size and weight of equipment, to create more cabin space and increase energy efficiency. With these goals in mind, Nabtesco is developing technology for the next generation of rail transportation.