Kinematics slewing drives increase efficiency, accuracy, and reliability in satellite and radar dishes. Satellite dishes receive microwaves from communications satellites to provide information from data transmissions. With maximum load capacity and a lifespan of 30 years, Kinematics slew drives support movement and allow dishes to pick up stronger signals.
Large satellite dishes require a slewing gear that can support a large load while controlling rotational torque. Having the ability to move is key to better communication when it comes to large-scale satellite dishes, as they often need to track objects in space as the Earth rotates or pick up multiple signals from different satellites.
The Kinematics drives are created using patented hourglass technology to dramatically increase gear engagement. This allows for greater strength and control with maximum load size. Kinematics slewing drives can also be customized with a dual axis for accurate absolute positioning in one monocoque housing, making them easy to mount and control. They can include maintenance-free encasements for harsh environments with conditions such as sand, precipitation, high humidity, or direct sunlight.
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Kinematics slewing drives improve the functionality of satellites across a variety of industry applications using the same core technology and design. From giant military dishes to smaller cellular antenna dishes, slewing drives control radial and axial loads and tilting movements simultaneously. They offer controlled rotation and movement accuracy with little maintenance.
Slewing drives power movement in satellite and radar dishes often used for space communications, global positioning systems and cell towers. Large dishes are used to communicate with satellites and spacecraft and scientist can use them to get data on planets, comets, star formations, asteroids, space debris, and other space happenings. Space stations use giant satellite dishes for deep space listening and to examine of the atmospheres of other planets. Slewing drives used in satellite dishes move like an eyeball, keeping the signal constantly in line with its source, and create more effective communication.
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