Nidec Transmission Technology Co., LTD., a group company of NIDEC, has developed the “Smart-FLEXWAVE,” which is a product with built-in torque sensors, temperature sensors and Angle sensors in the “FLEXWAVE,” a precision control reducer for machine tools and a robotic arm that is currently on the market.
The “FLEXWAVE” precision reducer with fluctuating gear mechanism sold by NIDco Transmission Technology in the market has the characteristics of light, compact, high rotation accuracy and ultra-low backlash. Because it can obtain a high reduction ratio in a single shaft, it is often used for joint drive of industrial robot arms. The Smart₋FLEXWAVE integrates a torque sensor, a temperature sensor and an Angle sensor in the reducer to detect the output torque, the internal temperature of the reducer and the input shaft without leaving the space of a traditional reducer. This will help make cobots smaller and lighter, and also improve production by remotely monitoring arm collisions and overload detection, screw tightening torque, overheating, stop position, and more over the network
In addition, the new series of reducers will be exhibited at the “Tokyo International Robot Exhibition 2023″ in Tokyo Big Sight(Tokyo International Convention and Exhibition Center) from November 29 to December 2, 2023 (the company’s booth: East 1-3 Hall E2-27).
In the future, NIDco Drive Technologies will continue to provide industrial energy efficiency equipment using our expertise in reducers and continuously variable speed machines in various fields, contributing to increased productivity and automation.