Archimedes Drive

Zero-Backlash, High-Precision Speed Reducers for Mechatronics

The Archimedes Drive revolutionizes the world of speed reducers with its one of a kind true zero-backlash technology. Experience unparalleled precision, accuracy, and efficiency tailored for advanced mechatronic applications.


Discover the innovation behind the Archimedes Drive: a compound planetary traction drive. This distinctive configuration ensures unparalleled accuracy and transparent controls, setting a new standard in drive technology.


The Archimedes Drive is now configurable for a magnitude of different applications. Catering to diverse requirements, our series offers multiple torque ranges, each boasting an impressive lost motion of less than 0.2 arcmin, 25x stiffer designs and all with inherent overtorque protection.

Archimedes Drive

More Accurate Movements

The true zero backlash design of the Archimedes Drive significantly enhances up to 6x movement accuracy.

No Failure When Overtorqued

Absorbs shocks, vibrations and collisions, without significantly damaging the actuator.

Reducing Vibrations

High stiffness in combination with zero backlash, greatly reduces end effector vibrations.

32x Less Intense Noise

Discrete and more comfortable operating noise for humans and the environment.


Its transparency simplifies the control system, resulting in less workarounds and easier coding.

Archimedes Drive now available

Experience a new era of precision with the Archimedes Drive planetary traction setup. Its continuous rolling contact surfaces ensure effortless control and unparalleled accuracy in operations.

Leveraging compound technology, the Archimedes Drive can be tailored to a wide range of reduction ratios, all while maintaining exceptional torsional stiffness.

Powering the Future of Technological Advancements

Historically, major technological leaps have stemmed from groundbreaking advancements in power transfer. At IMSystems, we believe the Archimedes Drive is the catalyst for the next wave of innovation.

Empowered by a blend of ingenious product solutions and a passionate team, we’re not just creating state-of-the-art drives; we’re partnering with engineers to shape the future of mechatronic applications. Our mission? To be the driving force behind tomorrow’s innovations.

Elevating Mechatronic Standards

For the discerning innovator, the Archimedes Drive presents a paradigm shift in speed reducer technology. Its planetary traction setup, underpinned by continuous rolling contact surfaces, ensures exceptional stiffness—a critical factor in precision applications. Experience minimal lost motion, a testament to the drive’s design accuracy, coupled with the capability to handle high input speeds. Dive into the technical intricacies and explore how the Archimedes Drive can be a transformative element in your next mechatronic design project.

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