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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Kinematics Manufacturing Awarded Patent for New Auto-Locking Slewing Drive

Slewing drive manufacturer receives patent for innovative gear box product designed to create
higher efficiency and accuracy.

Phoenix, Ariz. – June 25, 2013

Kinematics Manufacturing, the largest slewing drive manufacturer in the world, has been issued a patent for its new LE Locking Absolute Positioner from the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China. The LE is the only drive in the market offering absolute locked positioning with zero backlash, which makes it extremely accurate under heavy loads and creates higher productivity for many applications.

Standard drives cannot hold an absolute position, but the new Kinematics LE solves this problem by locking the drive into place and eliminating any possibility of movement. The result is lower backlash, better stability, higher torque, longer life, less raw material, lower price and better efficiency for a variety of projects.

“This drive eliminates all losses arising in industries where movement of the gearing drive creates
system inefficiencies,” said Brent Morgan, founder of Kinematics. “This is seen in concentrated solar power, imaging and satellites, where even a tenth of a degree drift while parked can result in a 90 percent loss of efficiency for the equipment.”

The LE drive was completed early in 2013 after a year in development and is the company’s 16th patent. In addition, this drive utilizes another patent, Kinematics’ patented hourglass technology, which withstands four to nine times greater survivability load by engaging more teeth than a standard drive. Kinematics has a wide range of standard sizes available for the LE drive and offers customization to meet specific project needs.

For more information on Kinematics and its other patented products, visit www.kinematicsmfg.com.

Contact:

Ben Bielecki

Customer Service Manager
Americas
21410 N. 15th Lane, 104
Phoenix, AZ 85027
bbielecki@kinematicsmfg.com
623-780-8944

Richard May

Customer Service Manager
Europe
22 Le Coty
2054 Les Vieux-pres
Neuchatel, Switzerland
ramay@kinematicsmfg.com
+41 791 764 206

Lacus Hua

Customer Service Manager
Asia
2 Mao Changli Rd.
Xiagang, Jiangyin
214442, Jiangsu
China
hua.long@kmimfg.com
+86 510 8696 3383

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