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Slewing Drives

The KINEMATICS MANUFACTURING INC. slew drive with 100 % Self-Locking worm gear permit to transmit the maximum torque between the worm gear and the rotating ring. The KINEMATICS’ slew drives are equipped with standard flange input for hydraulic or electric motor. The KINEMATICS’ patented hourglass design is unique because it can withstand and grant a survivability load that is four to nine greater than alternative products. The special hourglass screw shape allows more teeth to be engaged on time, enabling much higher torque endurance. Thanks to this technology, we can supply  durable and reliable slew drive for your equipments.  

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Our standard models are:

SE: steel fully-enclosed case, input for hydraulic/electric motor and fixing holes on both rings of the bearing for an easy installation.
Typical applications: solar trackers, wind turbines, satellite and radar dishes, truck cranes, man lifts, digger derricks, hydraulic equipment, tire handlers and automotive lifts.

LP: version like SE model with low profile and low weight.
Typical applications: solar trackers, wind turbines, satellite and radar dishes, truck cranes, man lifts, digger derricks, hydraulic equipment, tire handlers and automotive lifts.

KE: like SE model but with protection class IP66, maintenance-free.
Typical applications: solar trackers, medical equipment, satellite and radar dishes, clean room equipment and marine applications.

VE: steel fully-enclosed case, input for hydraulic/electric motor, for applications with horizontal axis. With support fixing plate on bottom side and input for motor that permits a quick mounting with reduced installation costs. Possibility of transmission on one or both sides of the slew drive.                                                                                                                                                                Typical applications: in central position of single-axis solar trackers to hold the series of connected panels stably in position and without breaking, in the event of wind storms.

HE: evolution of the VE version with a more robust steel fully-enclosed case, higher torque values, greater efficiency, input for hydraulic/electric motor and fixing holes on both rings of the bearing for an easy installation, for applications with horizontal rotation axis. Equipped With support fixing plate on bottom side and input for motor that permits a quick mounting with reduced installation costs. Possibility of transmission on one or both sides of the slew drive.                                                                     Typical applications: in central position of single-axis solar trackers to hold the series of connected panels stably in position and without breaking, in the event of wind storms.

S: like SE but open version.
Typical applications: man-lifts, turntable application, digger derricks, steering and generic application.

SDE: dual-axis steel case, horizontal and vertical, input for hydraulic/electric motor, allows simultaneous movements of high loads on both axes, in reduced areas.
Typical applications: dual-axis solar trackers, heliostats and concentrated photovoltaics (CPV), satellite or radar dishes. Also arm positioners, automotive lifts and stage equipment.

W: right angle rotator in steel fully-enclosed body, for application that required high torques where a complete slew drive is not necessary.
Typical applications: man-lifts, truck cranes, dump trucks, ship’s door opening system, general applications.

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