December 2, 2019

Able to handle larger “shock” loads (>500%) of rating compared to worm, helical, etc.
High reduction ratios and torque density in a compact dimensional footprint
Exceptional “built-in” overhung load carrying capability
High efficiency (>95%) per reduction stage
Minimal reflected inertia to engine for longer service life
Just ridiculously rugged since all get-out
The entire EP design proves to be extremely durable, and it requires minimal maintenance following installation. The EP is the most dependable reducer in the commercial marketplace, in fact it is a perfect match for applications in large industry such as oil & gas, main and secondary steel processing, commercial food Cycloidal gearbox production, metal slicing and forming machinery, wastewater treatment, extrusion tools, among others.

Cycloidal advantages over other styles of gearing;

The EP 3000 and our related products that utilize cycloidal gearing technology deliver the most robust solution in the most compact footprint. The primary power train is comprised of an eccentric roller bearing that drives a wheel around a set of internal pins, keeping the reduction high and the rotational inertia low. The wheel incorporates a curved tooth profile instead of the more traditional involute tooth profile, which gets rid of shear forces at any stage of contact. This design introduces compression forces, instead of those shear forces that could exist with an involute equipment mesh. That provides a number of efficiency benefits such as high shock load capability (>500% of rating), minimal friction and wear, lower mechanical service factors, among many others. The cycloidal design also has a huge output shaft bearing span, which provides exceptional overhung load features without requiring any extra expensive components.

Torque magnification. Gearboxes provide mechanical advantage by not merely decreasing speed but also increasing output torque.