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 KE drive offers an IP66 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 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 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.

Ultimate Precision

Ultimate precision slewing drives offer extremely high accuracy. All of these products have a high-precision patented feature to allow for repeatability and high efficiency. The ZE drive offers little to no backlash and no deviation.

Ultimate Precision

Ultimate precision slewing drives offer extremely high accuracy. All of these products have a high-precision patented feature to allow for repeatability and high efficiency. The AE offers adjustable backlash throughout the diameter of the drive.

Ultimate Precision

Ultimate precision slewing drives offer extremely high accuracy. All of these products have a high-precision patented feature to allow for repeatability and high efficiency. The LE offers absolute positioning by locking into place under heavy loads.

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.

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 DE gear sets are custom-made for every project and offer the smoothest rotation under extremely heavy loads.

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PRODUCTS MARKETS

Mobile

Hourglass worm, high torque, fail-safe positioning

Mobile applications require specialized slewing drives that are reliable and fail-safe. Kinematics designs and tests its hourglass slewing drives for smooth, steady rotation under tremendous loads. While powering movement in mobile applications, our slew drives work safely and efficiently throughout every project.

For big projects using heavy machinery with maximum loads and high output torque, a safe and dependable slewing gearbox is critical. Kinematics drives are built to match the life of the vehicle and deliver options such dual worms, hydraulic motors, and enclosed housings. Mobile applications are often specialized, and Kinematics can manufacture customized drives for any project. Having a slewing drive designed that can withhold the heavy load of extremely large and potentially dangerous machines without sliding is crucial to efficient production and worker safety.

For more information on mobile applications, download our catalog.

Specific Applications


Mobile applications of slewing drives are often customized and used in a variety of markets. Construction equipment, utility trucks, man lifts, forestry machinery, mining equipment, and drilling machines all require a strong slew drive. Kinematics drives are powered by the hourglass worm shaft for 5 to 9 times the torque of a standard drive. Commonly used in heavy machinery, slew drives manipulate movement and allow for smoother rotation while providing radial and axial-force load-holding. Specific applications of slewing drives in the mobile market include:

  • Construction equipment
  • Utility trucks
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Attachments market, jack hammers, forestry,  grapples, tire handlers
  • Excavation
  • Mining

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