Gearing specialist invites engineers to talk about their upcoming projects 

Design engineers in the aerospace, medical or automotive industries are invited to discuss their upcoming projects with high precision actuator manufacturer Harmonic Drive UK at this year’s Engineering Design Show. Representatives will also be showcasing the company’s range of gear systems and servo actuators, including the CanisDrive Hollow Shaft Servo Actuator range, from stand G50 on October 17 and 18, 2018 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Government initiatives like the UK’s industrial strategy are pressing businesses to increase the level of investment in research and development (R&D) in their sector. At this years Engineering Design Show, Harmonic Drive® will demonstrate to visitors the importance of considering any specialist components at the start of the design process, to reduce costs and time constraints when bringing the product to market.

For many areas of industry, the quality of the final product depends on the precise production of the servo actuators. Harmonic Drive® lightweight Hollow Shaft Servo Actuators, like the CanisDrive Series, are designed to be easily integrated into industrial applications where high accuracy, high torque and low weight is imperative.  

“There is an increasing demand for more compact, powerful and cost-effective components in industry,” explained Graham Mackrell, managing director of Harmonic Drive UK. In response to this, last year we extended our Hollow Shaft Actuator range with the CanisDrive-14 and CanisDrive-17 Actuators. Designed to feature a versatile hollow shaft that is the largest on the market, the CanisDrive-Series uses a compact synchronous motor that uses a vacuum process to increase its power density.

“At Harmonic Drive®, we have a vigorous product development process that involves taking the characteristics of existing components and analysing how we can take it one step further for our customers. Whether that involves improving the physical attributes of a product like the size and weight, or by optimising its performance. At this years Engineering Design Show, we want to learn more about the types of projects companies are working on to see how we can evolve our own products.”

The Midlands-based engineering event will feature a wide range of free-to-attend workshops and talks exploring best practice, modern design techniques and industry issues, from over 25 keynote speakers.

Visitors interested in finding out more about the range of gears and actuators from Harmonic Drive UK can visit the team on stand G50, from October 1718. Engineers can also find out more information by contacting the company on +44(0)1785 245190 or by visiting the Harmonic Drive UK website.