Harmonic Drive LLC engineers and manufactures precision servo actuators, planetary gearboxes, gear units, gearheads, and gear component sets. It works closely with both Fortune 500 and companies of all sizes to understand their application requirements and provide a standard or, in most cases, a custom-engineered solution to enable the success of their design project.
The company’s full-service engineering department truly partners with customers to solve problems and provide realistic, timely solutions. Application engineers with expertise in motion control are available to assist customers, no matter what stage their projects is in. Harmonic Drive staffers love what they do and are eager to share their knowledge and passion.
The majority of Harmonic Drive’s products are manufactured at its facility in Peabody, Mass. Harmonic Drive Group companies in Japan (Harmonic Drive Systems Inc.) and Germany (Harmonic Drive AG) provide additional products.
“We have shared core values, product designs, and quality standards,” said the company. “State-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Japan, and Germany enable us to locally serve the needs of our global customers.”
“With over 60 years of experience, our expert engineering and production teams develop enabling technologies and products to meet the needs of an evolving motion-control market,” said Harmonic Drive. “We are very proud of our outstanding company history. Our high-precision, zero-backlash Harmonic Drive® strain wave gears and Harmonic Planetary® gears play critical roles in robotics, spaceflight applications, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, factory automation equipment, medical diagnostics, and surgical robotics.”
The company’s strain-wave gearing utilizes a unique operating principle the is based upon the elastic mechanics of metals. The greatest benefits are the zero-backlash characteristics and the weight and space savings compared with other gears because its gear mechanism consists of only three basic parts: the Wave Generator, Flexspline, and Circular Spline.