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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AE Adjustable-Backlash Positioner

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AE Adjustable Backlash Slewing Drive

    AE Adjustable Backlash - Applications
    Applications

    Like the ZE slewing drive, the AE slewing drive is a low-backlash slewing drive. It is unique in that the backlash is adjustable throughout the diameter of the drive. Due to its complex design, careful engineering must go into each AE slewing drive. Common uses include solar trackers, specifically Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPVs), solar troughs, and heliostats that need to focus on a single point. Other typical applications include wind turbines, satellite and radar dishes, as well as robotic arm positioners

    AE Adjustable Backlash - Specifications
    Specifications

    Our base model sizes deliver performance ranges from 38kNm to 72kNm of holding torque, 1,400Nm to 48kNm of output torque, 33kNm to 135kNm of tilting torque, and gearbox reduction ratios of 30:1 up to 156,600:1. It can be mounted horizontally or vertically. See all details.

    AE Adjustable Backlash - Reliability
    Reliability

    Kinematics creates customized reliable solutions through engineering control and product testing. Our drives are designed for a 30-year field life and meet the standards set by ISO 9001, CE, REACH, and TUV certifications. Kinematics qualifies all components and final assemblies to guarantee quality and durability.

    AE Adjustable Backlash - Performance
    Performance

    Kinematics slewing drives give maximum survivability load-holding and strength because they use a patented hourglass worm technology. Unlike standard worms which engage only one tooth at a time, Kinematics hourglass worms engage 5 to 11 teeth between the hourglass thread and the ring gear. Get better performance with our hourglass worm technology.

    Contact us for more detailed information on custom design solutions or our base models.

    AE Adjustable-Backlash PositionerAE

    Our base model sizes deliver performance ranges from 38kNm to 72kNm of holding torque, 1,400Nm to 48kNm of output torque, 33kNm to 135kNm of tilting torque, and gearbox reduction ratios of 30:1 up to 156,600:1. It can be mounted horizontally or vertically.

    AE Technical Specs & Downloads

    Size 9

    Raceway Diameter: 229mm (9")
    Survivability Torque: 38.7 kN-m (28,529 ft-lb)
    Overturning Moment: 33.9 kN-m (25,000 ft-lb)

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    Drawings PDF DWG

    Size 12

    Raceway Diameter: 305mm (12")
    Survivability Torque: 43.0 kN-m (31,691 ft-lb)
    Overturning Moment: 54.2 kN-m (40,000 ft-lb)

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    Drawings PDF DWG

    Size 14

    Raceway Diameter: 356mm (14")
    Survivability Torque: 48.0 kN-m (35,376 ft-lb)
    Overturning Moment: 67.8 kN-m (50,000 ft-lb)

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    Drawings PDF DWG

    Size 17

    Raceway Diameter: 432mm (17")
    Survivability Torque: 72.3 kN-m (53,277 ft-lb)
    Overturning Moment: 135.6 kN-m (100,000 ft-lb)

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    Drawings PDF DWG

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