Neugart introduces economical WPLHE right-angle gearbox

Known strengths now also available in the form of a right-angle gearbox: the new WPLHE from Neugart. (Courtesy: Neugart GmbH)

Axially space-saving, economical, IP65-compliant, and designed for high radial and axial forces at the output: Neugart’s WPLHE combines all the advantages of the successful PLHE, the world’s first combination of the economy and precision gearboxes, as a right-angle variant.

Specifically, the WPLHE features both the gearing of a proven economy gearbox and a high-performance output bearing with preloaded tapered roller bearings, which are otherwise commonly used in precision gearboxes (such as the PLN and the PSN). This means that the new right-angle gearbox tolerates high radial and axial forces of up to 8,000 N at the output. For example, pulley drives with high radial loads can also be implemented in right-angle designs.

Compared to the coaxial PLHE, the motor is rotated by 90° in this case. The WPLHE offers the ideal solution in confined spaces, for example in packaging and other special machines. It is the only economy right-angle gearbox to be offered with a premounted pinion as an option. This makes it particularly suitable for space- and cost-sensitive rack-and-pinion drives. There are 13 different pinions from which to choose, with choice of straight-cut or helical-cut teeth, from module 2 to 3, with numbers of teeth from 15 to 27.

Thanks to the output geometry with square output flange and long centering flange that has become established on the market, the WPLHE is easy to implement. Several different output shaft variants — smooth, keyed, splined, or with premounted pinion — mean that the right-angle gearbox can be used in a wide range of applications. It is also the only economy right-angle gearbox with IP65 protection class, making it suitable for harsh, dusty, and dirty environments. Food-grade and low-temperature lubricants are also available for the lifetime lubrication commonly provided by Neugart.

The new WPLHE is now available in the three sizes (060/080/120), either as a single-stage version (in the ratio range 3 to 10) or as a two-stage version (ratios 9 to 100). Thanks to an efficient supply chain, Neugart can continue to guarantee attractive delivery times for quantities starting at one.

Neugart is a family business among gearbox manufacturers. Established in 1928, the company has always been run by its owners, who are now in their fourth generation. Neugart develops, manufactures and markets planetary gearboxes and customized gearboxes to customer specifications. The company employs approximately 700 people worldwide, including around 600 at its headquarters in Kippenheim in southern Baden.