Archimedes Drive is the first major transmission revolution in over half a century, greatly improving the world of mechatronic applications.
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 to transfer torque, meaning that there is always contact between the rolling surfaces, resulting in zero backlash and high stiffness.
The continuous rolling contact of the drive's internal components greatly reduces friction. Allowing it to operate with extreme efficiency.
The drive's components resemble that of roller bearings. This means that comparable manufacturing processes are used, giving competitive price at scale.
Rolling surface contact instead of meshing gear teeth result in a much quieter system, allowing the output to rotate effortlessly.
Low friction characteristics makes it easy to backdrive the system. Making it the perfect solution for force sensing applications.
As there are no gear teeth, over-torquing the drive does not mean failure, as it operates like a friction break until the torque is reduces to normal.