Harmonic Drive LLC

247 Lynnfield Street
Peabody,  MA  01960-4904

United States
http://www.harmonicdrive.net
  • Booth: 5578


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Harmonic Drive is a world leader in the design, development and manufacturing of zero-backlash motion control products. Our servo-actuators, gearheads, and gear components achieve accuracy better than 30 arc-seconds and repeatability of +/- 5 arc-seconds. A wide variety of standard and customized designs are available to meet the high precision requirements of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and robotics. Application engineers with expertise in motion control are available to assist you with your concept and detailed designs, free of charge. Harmonic Drive® products are used extensively in wafer and flat panel transfer robots as well as CMP and ion implant equipment. Our products provide the highest torque density of any product in its class and are available in sizes ranging from 13mm to 330mm in diameter. Our US Headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts, is ISO 9001 and AS9100 registered and produces the majority of products we sell.


 Press Releases

  • Harmonic Drive LLC Introduces Harmonic Planetary® Gearheads 

    Quick Connect® coupling for easy mounting to servo motors

    Peabody, MA, June 2, 2017 –Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control adds Harmonic Planetary® HPG gearheads with helical gearing and low reduction ratios to its current planetary gearhead lineup. Harmonic Gearhead® products are available with quick leadtimes. 

    The new models, HPG-R, add low-speed ratios from 3:1 through 10:1 including all integer ratios in between. HPG-R employs helical gearing for improved noise reduction and higher torque capacity. Ideal for a variety of machinery and equipment designs, these new models enhance the already successful HPG series.

    special design of the HPG internal gear allows a preload of the gear (on the order of microns)  and enables it to slightly deform elastically thus maintaining low backlash for the life of the gearhead, without any need for adjustment. This preload not only minimizes backlash but also compensates for interference between meshing parts. The result is low backlash for the life of the gear, without any "backlash creep".

    Like all Harmonic Planetary® gearheads, the HPG-Helical gears feature Quick Connect® coupling for easy mounting to any servo motor. They are also available with flange output, shaft output without key and shaft output with key and center tapped hole.

    Harmonic Drive LLC has a dedicated website for its Harmonic Planetary® and Harmonic Drive® Quick Connect® gearheads (HPN, HPG, HPGP, CSF-GH, CSG-GH, HPF and HPG-U1).  The website offers users a quick and easy way to choose the best Harmonic Drive LLC product for their application. Developed with the design engineer in mind, the website features a robust product selector tool, PDF and DXF CAD drawings, as well as downloadable 3-D solid models. The Product Selector Tool enables the design engineer to quickly filter through Harmonic Drive product specifications to find the right gearhead to connect to their servomotor. 

    About Harmonic Drive LLC

    Harmonic Drive, LLC engineers and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. We work closely with both Fortune 500 and companies of all sizes to understand their application requirements and provide a standard or custom-engineered solution to enable the success of their design project. The majority of the products sold by Harmonic Drive, LLC are proudly made at our manufacturing facility in Peabody, Massachusetts. Harmonic Drive Group Companies in, Japan (Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc.) and Germany (Harmonic Drive AG) provide additional products.

    With over 50 years of experience, our expert engineering and production teams develop enabling technologies and products to meet the needs of an evolving motion control market. We are very proud of our outstanding company history. Our high-precision, zero-backlash Harmonic Drive® gears and Harmonic Planetary® gears have, and continue to play critical roles in robotics, spaceflight applications, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, factory automation equipment, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. More information can be found by visiting our website at www.harmonicdrive.net

  • Harmonic Drive LLC Introduces Miniature Planetary Gearhead

    Ideal for semiconductor and medical applications.

    Peabody, MA, June 5, 2017 –Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces HP-8F mini planetary gearhead. The new mini planetary gearhead is available in two configurations, with backlash <30 arc-min.  Measuring just 25mm, the HP-8F low backlash gearhead will be on display at Semicon West 2017 in San Francisco at booth 5578!

    New miniature high-performance gearhead is ideal for small servomotors, simply connect the new CP/HP gearhead to a small servomotor (5W-20W) to create an ultra-compact high-performance servo actuator. These new gearheads are available with removable input HUB pinion assembly (CP) or standalone pinion with precision through bore (HP). Gear Ratios of 5:1, 16:1, and 25:1 are available in both configurations.  They are ideally suited for semiconductor and medical applications.

    New HP-8F Features:

    • Size: 25mm Square
    • Ratios: 5:1, 16:1, 25:1
    • Low Backlash ≤30 arc-min

    This new mini planetary gear carries the reputation for quality and reliability for which Harmonic Drive® products are known throughout the world. Respected for its expert engineering and manufacturing, Harmonic Drive LLC products are relied upon every day throughout semiconductor industry. Visit us at Semicon 2017 in San Francisco at booth 5578.  

    About Harmonic Drive LLC

    Harmonic Drive, LLC engineers and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. We work closely with both Fortune 500 and companies of all sizes to understand their application requirements and provide a standard or custom-engineered solution to enable the success of their design project. The majority of the products sold by Harmonic Drive, LLC are proudly made at our manufacturing facility in Peabody, Massachusetts. Harmonic Drive Group Companies in, Japan (Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc.) and Germany (Harmonic Drive AG) provide additional products. We have shared core values, product designs and quality standards. State of the art manufacturing facilities in the US, Japan and Germany enables us to locally serve the needs of our global customers.

    With over 50 years of experience, our expert engineering and production teams develop enabling technologies and products to meet the needs of an evolving motion control market. We are very proud of our outstanding company history. Our high-precision, zero-backlash Harmonic Drive® gears and Harmonic Planetary® gears have, and continue to play critical roles in robotics, spaceflight applications, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, factory automation equipment, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. More information can be found by visiting the company’s website at www.harmonicdrive.net

    Harmonic Drive is a registered trademark of Harmonic Drive Systems.

    Harmonic Drive LLC Contact:

    Colleen Anderson, Marketing Manager

    marketing@harmonicdrive.net

    978-573-3427

  • Harmonic Drive LLC Introduces 480V Actuator with IP65 protection

    Ideal for machine tool, packaging, and wash-down applications 

    Peabody, MA, April 5, 2017 –Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces FHA-C-H series actuators. Available in four sizes, these new super-flat actuators feature IP65 protection. With IP65 and 480V, the FHA actuator is well suited for machine tool, packaging, and wash-down applications. The new product will be on display at Automate 2017 in Chicago!

    FHA-C-H rotary servo actuators utilize Harmonic Drive® precision gears combined with a performance matched brushless servo motor. Encoder options now include EnDat® & HIPERFACE®. The FHA series is designed to operate with a wide range of third-party servo drives including Bosch, Mitsubishi, Siemens, and Kollmorgen.

    The FHA has a low-profile form factor and features a hollow-output shaft. This hollow shaft feature may be used to pass cables, tubing or lasers through the axis of rotation.

    Gear Ratios of 50:1, 100:1, and 160:1 are available in each of the four sizes, offering the machine designer a wide selection of speed and torque specifications.  Like all Harmonic Drive® actuators, the FHA-C-H actuators are highly reliable and maintain zero backlash for the life of the gear.

    New FHA-C-H Features:

    • IP65 Rating
    • 480VAC
    • EnDat® & HIPERFACE® Encoder Protocols
    • DESINA style flex rated cables

    Visit us at Automate 2017 in Chicago at booth 847 for a live demo!

    About Harmonic Drive LLC

    Harmonic Drive, LLC engineers and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. We work closely with both Fortune 500 and companies of all sizes to understand their application requirements and provide a standard or custom-engineered solution to enable the success of their design project. The majority of the products sold by Harmonic Drive, LLC are proudly made at our manufacturing facility in Peabody, Massachusetts. Harmonic Drive Group Companies in, Japan (Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc.) and Germany (Harmonic Drive AG) provide additional products. We have shared core values, product designs and quality standards. State of the art manufacturing facilities in the US, Japan and Germany enables us to locally serve the needs of our global customers.

    With over 50 years of experience, our expert engineering and production teams develop enabling technologies and products to meet the needs of an evolving motion control market. We are very proud of our outstanding company history. Our high-precision, zero-backlash Harmonic Drive® gears and Harmonic Planetary® gears have, and continue to play critical roles in robotics, spaceflight applications, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, factory automation equipment, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. More information can be found by visiting the company’s main website at www.harmonicdrive.net

    Harmonic Drive LLC Contact:

    Colleen Anderson, Marketing Manager

    marketing@harmonicdrive.net

    978-573-3427


 Products

  • HP-8F Planetary Gearhead
    New miniature high-performance gearhead is ideal for small servomotors, simply connect the new CP/HP gearhead to a small servomotor (5W-20W) to create an ultra-compact high-performance servo actuator....

  • The new mini planetary gearhead is available in two configurations, with backlash <30 arc-min.  Measuring just 25mm, the HP-8F low backlash gearhead will be on display at Semicon West 2017 in San Francisco at booth 5578!

    New miniature high-performance gearhead is ideal for small servomotors, simply connect the new CP/HP gearhead to a small servomotor (5W-20W) to create an ultra-compact high-performance servo actuator. These new gearheads are available with removable input HUB pinion assembly (CP) or standalone pinion with precision through bore (HP). Gear Ratios of 5:1, 16:1, and 25:1 are available in both configurations.  They are ideally suited for semiconductor and medical applications.

    New HP-8F Features:

    • Size: 25mm Square
    • Ratios: 5:1, 16:1, 25:1
    • Low Backlash ≤30 arc-min

    This new mini planetary gear carries the reputation for quality and reliability for which Harmonic Drive® products are known throughout the world. Respected for its expert engineering and manufacturing, Harmonic Drive LLC products are relied upon every day throughout semiconductor industry. Visit us at Semicon 2017 in San Francisco at booth 5578.  

    About Harmonic Drive LLC

    Harmonic Drive, LLC engineers and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. We work closely with both Fortune 500 and companies of all sizes to understand their application requirements and provide a standard or custom-engineered solution to enable the success of their design project. The majority of the products sold by Harmonic Drive, LLC are proudly made at our manufacturing facility in Peabody, Massachusetts. Harmonic Drive Group Companies in, Japan (Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc.) and Germany (Harmonic Drive AG) provide additional products. We have shared core values, product designs and quality standards. State of the art manufacturing facilities in the US, Japan and Germany enables us to locally serve the needs of our global customers.

    With over 50 years of experience, our expert engineering and production teams develop enabling technologies and products to meet the needs of an evolving motion control market. We are very proud of our outstanding company history. Our high-precision, zero-backlash Harmonic Drive® gears and Harmonic Planetary® gears have, and continue to play critical roles in robotics, spaceflight applications, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, factory automation equipment, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. More information can be found by visiting the company’s website at www.harmonicdrive.net

    Harmonic Drive is a registered trademark of Harmonic Drive Systems.

  • SHA-32CG Rotary Acutator
    Hollow shaft actuator with direct drive motor performance in a very compact package. The SHA-CG offers improved rotary positioning accuracy and with surface runout less than 10 microns....

  • The SHA-CG actuators feature a compact, hollow shaft configuration for design versatility in demanding applications. Ideal for machine tool applications, the SHA Series of brushless actuators provide high torque for fast acceleration and positioning. SHA-CG actuators are composed of a Harmonic Drive® CSG zero-backlash gear combined with a brushless servomotor with an encoder resolution at the output up to 20,971,520 pulse/rev.

    The actuators are also available with an optional brake. Positional accuracy better than 1 arc-min and repeatability better than ±5 arc-sec is achieved while delivering up to 3,400 N m of torque. A robust cross-roller bearing allows mounting of large loads directly to the actuator without the need for additional support.

    The SHA-CG has a Torque to Weight ratio as much as 8 times greater than comparable housed direct drive motors, and a Torque to Volume ratio as much as 6 times greater. This allows for a more compact and light-weight machine design.

    SHA-CG Specifications:

    • High Accuracy:  Zero-backlash Harmonic Drive® gear reducer
    • Hollow Shaft diameter:   17-45mm
    • Available in 4 sizes, 20, 25, 32, 40
    • Maximum speed up to 120 rpm
    • Design: Compact, flat, hollow shaft
    • Optional Mounting stand available

    About Harmonic Drive LLC

    Harmonic Drive, LLC engineers and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. We work closely with both Fortune 500 and companies of all sizes to understand their application requirements and provide a standard or custom-engineered solution to enable the success of their design project. The majority of the products sold by Harmonic Drive, LLC are proudly made at our manufacturing facility in Peabody, Massachusetts. Harmonic Drive Group Companies in, Japan (Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc.) and Germany (Harmonic Drive AG) provide additional products.

    With over 50 years of experience, our expert engineering and production teams develop enabling technologies and products to meet the needs of an evolving motion control market. We are very proud of our outstanding company history. Our high-precision, zero-backlash Harmonic Drive® gears and Harmonic Planetary® gears have, and continue to play critical roles in robotics, spaceflight applications, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, factory automation equipment, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. More information can be found by visiting our website at www.harmonicdrive.net

  • HPN Value Series Planetary Gearhead
    New Value Series Planetary Gearheads from Harmonic Drive LLC. HPN Planetary Gears offer affordable pricing with short lead times ...

  • HPN Planetary gearheads feature a robust design utilizing helical gears for quiet performance and long life. These gearheads are available with short lead times and are designed to couple to any servo motor with our Quick Connect® coupling. This new value series of planetary gears carry the reputation for quality and reliability for which Harmonic Drive® products are known throughout the world. HPN gearheads are suitable for use in a wide range of applications for precision motion control and positioning. HPN Harmonic Planetary® gears are available in 5 frame sizes: 11, 14, 20, 32, and 40, with reduction ratios ranging from 3:1 to 31:1.

    HPN Key Features :

    ·      Peak Torque 9 N m to 752 N m

    ·         Robust design

    ·         High precision

    ·         Backlash <5 arc-min (One stage) , < 7 arc-min (Two stage)

    ·         Quick Connect design for easy mounting to a wide variety of servomotors

    ·         Reduction ratio 3:1 – 10:1 (One stage), 13:1-31:1 (Two stage)  

    ·         Helical gears for quiet performance

    ·        Quiet design: Noise <58dB (Size 14)

    ·         Quick delivery

    Known for its expert engineering and manufacturing, Harmonic Drive LLC products are relied upon every day throughout the motion control industry. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at their US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.

    APPLICATIONS for Harmonic Drive products:

    • Defense: Unmanned Vehicles, Remote Weapon Stations, Antenna Pointing
    • Robotics: Industrial, Semiconductor & Flat Panel, Humanoid, Mobile Robots
    • Medical: Surgical Robots, Medical Imaging, Therapeutic, Prosthetics, Exoskeletons, Lab Automation
    • Aerospace: Solar Array Drives, Antenna Pointing, Valve Actuators, Lunar and Interplanetary Rovers
    • Machine Tool: Milling Head, Tool Changer, Rotary Table, Grinding, B & C Axis
    • Energy: oil exploration, drilling and positioning, wind power, solar

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    KEY PERFORMANCE features for Harmonic Drive® servo actuators, gearheads and component sets:

    • True Zero Backlash
    • Excellent positional accuracy and repeatability
    • High Torque-to-Weight and Torque-to-Volume ratios
    • Compact size
    • High Reliability
    • Single stage high reduction ratio

    About Harmonic Drive LLC

    Harmonic Drive LLC engineers and manufactures precision Harmonic Drive® servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets.  They work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive LLC provides high precision, high performance solutions to meet customer’s mission critical application requirements. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at their US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts. Affiliated companies in, Japan (Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc.) and Germany (Harmonic Drive AG) provide additional manufacturing capabilities. More information can be found by visiting the company’s web site at www.harmonicdrive.net


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