Frequently Asked Questions

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This is because Cyclo has a high teeth engagement rate. Since the Cyclo gearing has two-thirds of its reduction components in contact at all time, it can withstand higher shock loads and is more stable than traditional involute gearing.

Models having an "N" after the nomenclature symbol "C (Cyclo)," are universal mounting models that can be mounted in any direction . However, when there is an "H (horizontal)," "V (vertical with slow speed shaft downward)" or "W (vertical type with slow speed shaft upward)," after the "C," the unit cannot be mounted in any direction other than the one specified.

Mounting bolts are not included. Refer to the maintenance manual for mounting bolt specifications.

The Cyclo speed reducer, by virtue of its smooth, almost frictionless operation (unlike traditional helical gears), has a thermal rating that far exceeds its mechanical capacity, and all but eliminates the conventional limitations due to heat.

Cyclo® is a type of internal planetary gear. The planetary gear has cycloidal-shaped teeth. All torque-transmitting parts roll, not grind. Unlike the normal involute teeth with limited contact points, a Cyclo has two-thirds of its reduction components in contact at all times. Multiple teeth share the load, so therefore the Cyclo® is not susceptible to tooth breakage.

In general terms, the speeds are 1750 and 1165 RPM. The selection tables in our catalog are based on 1750, 1165, 870, 580, and 50 RPM. When non-standard input speeds are used, the kilowatt (or horsepower) and torque ratings also vary.

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