Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The VE offers vertical mounting and a fully-enclosed drive in one high-powered unit.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The VE offers vertical mounting and a fully-enclosed drive in one high-powered unit.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The SE drives offer load-holding and rotational torque from one enclosed gearbox.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The VE offers vertical mounting and a fully-enclosed drive in one high-powered unit.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The KE drive offers an IP55 rating with no maintenance required after installation.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The S is an open drive offering easy adjustments for equipment requiring daily maintenance.

Dual Axis

Dual-axis slewing drives rotate around two separate axes independently at the same time. These products can hold large loads with a wide range of movement. The SDE is a dual positioner that can be mounted on a combination of axes to offer a full range of movement.

Rings & Gears

Slewing rings and gears are used when an entire gearbox is not needed. These products are specialized, individual components and can be functional in new marketplaces and unique applications. Slewing rings offer rotary devices a cost-effective, load-holding solution in a compact design.

Rings & Gears

Slewing rings and gears are used when an entire gearbox is not needed. These products are specialized, individual components and can be functional in new marketplaces and unique applications. The W rotator offers high power and rotational control in a compact package.

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SDE Dual-Axis Slewing Drive

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For applications requiring movement in two axes simultaneously, it has traditionally taken a separate set of bearings, gearing and primary movers on each axis. This method proves insufficient for a variety of reasons: it is expensive, yields a pliant final assembly, is sloppy, is overly cumbersome to assemble or service, and it’s generally an eye sore.

Kinematics has designed a drive, the SDE Dual Axis Drive, which fits all components for driving in two axes simultaneously into one monocoque housing. The use of one housing for all componentry makes it extremely stiff and accurate. It moves seamlessly like eyeball tracking its target.

The SDE Dual Axis Drive can be mounted on any plane and any angle, not just horizontal or vertical. There’s a separate motor for each of the two axes, which takes the power input for rotating its own axes. Each moves separately and entirely independently, such that one can be going at full speed while the other axis is stopped or even moving in reverse if you wish.

Our SDE Dual-Axis Slewing Drives have a 30-year field life of precise 3D positioning guarantee. These efficient drives are a reliable solution, packed into a single drive.

By using first class manufacturing equipment and processes, the final level of accuracy of these drives is extremely tight. Kinematics has standard ranges, as well as specific tight micron accuracy ranges per our customers’ requirements. We love to work closely with our customers to manufacture for their needs, even for the most difficult of applications.

Common applications for this drive include: dual-axis solar trackers (like heliostats and concentrated photovoltaics), satellite or radar dishes, automotive lifts, robotic arm positioners, and various stage equipment.

Kinematics’ SDE Dual Axis Drive is the clear leading choice of drives for any dual axis rotational application.

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