Maximum feed rate for rack-and-pinion drives
The new PM2 pinion series
The new PM2 pinion series now offers even more choices and even greater flexibility when selecting gearbox/pinion combinations for rack-and-pinion drives. All PM2 pinions are manufactured at our parent plant in Kippenheim, Baden.
This new product development extends the Neugart portfolio of planetary gearboxes with a factory pre-installed pinion from our own production facilities. Like the existing PM1 pinion, the new PM2 is designed for gearboxes with a flanged output shaft and is equipped with a mechanical interface standardized to ISO 9409-1. However, the two series differ in terms of range size. Unlike the PM1 with a number of teeth starting at 26 for module 2, the range of the PM2 already starts with 16 teeth for module 2.
On the one hand, the new variants provide additional options for selecting the optimum gearbox/pinion combination for demanding rack-and-pinion applications. On the other hand, thanks to their smaller diameter, depending on the combination, the new pinions allow a feed rate more than three times higher than was previously possible.
In total, the extended pinion range for gearboxes with a flanged output shaft includes numerous PM2 variants with 16 to 22 teeth for module 2, 14 to 19 teeth for module 3, 20 to 22 teeth for module 4, and 19 teeth for module 5.
The proven Neugart software tools Tec Data Finder (TDF) and Neugart Calculation Program (NCP), into which the new variants are integrated, help when selecting the optimum gearbox/pinion combination.