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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Satellite and Radar Dishes Slewing Drives

Satellite

Absolute precision 3D positioning

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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Specific Applications


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.

Satellite and Radar Dishes

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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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