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
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.
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.
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.
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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
Raceway Diameter: 229mm (9")
Survivability Torque: 38.7 kN-m (28,529 ft-lb)
Overturning Moment: 33.9 kN-m (25,000 ft-lb)
Raceway Diameter: 305mm (12")
Survivability Torque: 43.0 kN-m (31,691 ft-lb)
Overturning Moment: 54.2 kN-m (40,000 ft-lb)
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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