Compound, planetary and traction:
all in one compact package
Very low input friction means faster acceleration
Low input friction means backdrivability is possible if required
Archimedes Drive is the first major transmission revolution in over half a century, improving the world of mechatronic applications forever.
Only through fundamental innovations in gears (such as getting rid of the teeth) will we be able to bid farewell to backlash and unleash the potential of industrial robotics.
- Jack Schorsch
The Archimedes Drive uses traction combined with the compound principle. This means that there is always contact between the rolling surfaces.
The continues rolling contact of the cylinders makes the system inherently backlash free. Allowing applications to operate precisely with an unparalleled smooth feeling.
IMSystems transmissions are designed with parts related to bearing components. This means we can combine a proven manufacturing process with new innovations.
Rolling surface contact instead of meshing gear teeth result in a much quieter system. Perfect for collaborative robotic applications.
Low friction characteristics makes it easy to backdrive the system. Making it the perfect solution for force sensing applications.
Yes, that's right. A 10.000 : 1 gear reduction in just one single stage. The only limit we have? Production tolerances.