Harmonic Drive UK gearing up for the Engineering Design Show 2017

18 September 2017

High precision gearing specialist Harmonic Drive UK will be exhibiting at the Engineering Design Show at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena from October 18–19, 2017. Harmonic Drive will be showcasing its range of servo actuators and gears created for applications in the aerospace, military, medical and automotive industry from stand G50.

The two-day event includes workshops and keynote speakers discussing the future of engineering design. Visitors will have the chance to talk with industry experts from Harmonic Drive about the latest developments in precision gearing and the benefits they offer to design engineers.

One such gearing development is that of Harmonic Drive’s CanisDrive range of drives. The range marks the first use of the company’s CobaltLine precision gears in a servo actuator, which provides higher durability, lifetime precision and a 30 per cent higher maximum torque with zero backlash.

The CanisDrive range is also characterised by its lightweight design. This is ideal for design engineers working sectors, such as medical, where creating more accurate and reliable devices with compact footprints is a necessity.

“Successful design is about evolving and improving existing products or systems,” explained Graham Mackrell, managing director of Harmonic Drive UK. “If a design engineer is not aware of the latest technological advancements then they could miss a pinnacle development that can improve the performance of their product.

“While the Engineering Design show brings together cutting-edge innovations in fields such as nanotechnology and robotics, it also presents the opportunity for design engineers to future-proof their products with the latest components.

“In medical devices, for example, ensuring patient safety is just one requirement when designing any equipment used in an operating theatre. Investing in Harmonic Drive gears can help create surgical machines that safely operate and execute a design engineers vision, where accuracy and performance is imperative.”’

The Engineering Design Show brought together more than 4200 design engineering professionals last year and is expected to achieve a record visitor numbers for the sixth year in a row.

Design engineers interested in finding out more about Harmonic Drive’s range of gears and actuators can visit the team on stand G50 in the Jaguar hall of the Engineering Design Show, from October 18–19.