If my application is sensitive, can I be assured that Cone Drive will work on my project in confidentiality?
Yes - Cone Drive has ISO certification
Where are Cone Drive's products designed and built?
Traverse City, MI, USA
Ludington, MI, USA
What is the IP rating of my gearbox?
The IP rating is unique to each style. Please contact us to find out
What is double-enveloping gearing and what is the performance advantage?
Cone Drive’s double enveloping worm gear has an hourglass shape and the gear is machined with unique contours to ensure maximum contact between the components. This added contact creates a high torque capacity, high durability worm gear. Cone Drive's worm gear design provides you a higher load capacity, lower contact stress, and greater shock capacity. These improved ratings offer you the flexibility to downsize the gearbox to save space or increase the motor to get more power
What if the oil I use is not on the approved lubrication list?
User will assume risk of non-approved lubricants which may affect performance of the gearbox and void warranty
What is the allowable operating temperature range for a Cone Drive gearbox?
Normal gearbox operating temperature measured at the oil sump area of the housing should not exceed 100°F (38°C) above ambient temperature or 200°F (93°C) maximum. If the gearbox operating temperature exceeds these limits, shut down the unit and contact Cone Drive. Excessive oil sump temperature is indicative of overloading, misalignment, or improper or marginal lubrication. Continuous operation of the gearbox with the oil sump temperature above 200°F (93°C) will result in failure of the gearbox
Can I rotate the worm input shaft in either direction?
Zero backlash units are designed for cyclic (non-continuous) positioning applications. Ratios below 20:1 are not suggested. Long duty cycle applications can cause excessive gearbox heat and wear. The motor horsepower required for a zero backlash design is higher than that of a standard design gearset
What motor shaft and mounting tolerances are recommended for installation?
Is there an optimal orientation to mount the slew drive?
Yes, when mounting the slew drive horizontally, it is always recommended to mount the drive with the housing on top and seals on bottom, when possible. When mounting vertically, it is recommended to mount in the worm over orientation
Can I mount my slew drive horiztontally with the housing on bottom and seals facing upward?
Yes, however a WEA or WEB version is recommended when mounting in this orientation for additional corrosion protection. Please contact AE@conedrive.com for more information
How can I get spare parts for Cone Drive gearboxes?
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