Apex Dynamics in the box seat


Apex Dynamics entered the gearbox market in 2000 when the planetary gearbox market was largely controlled by a handful of major manufacturers.

At that time Apex Dynamics specialized in gearboxes for the manufacture of robots.

So they had firsthand knowledge of the problems associated – such as high cost, long deliveries and a warranty span insufficient to cover customer requirements.

This led the company to make a replacement for the gearboxes, mainly to gain better control over their robot design and manufacturing schedule.

The new gearboxes were designed with equal or higher specification than the original gearboxes.

The package mounting details had to be the same so they could incorporate them into existing robot designs. These were offered to existing customers who had a gearbox failure.

They would then just “drop” the new unit into the place of the existing gearbox without any modification, hence the term “drop in replacement.”

Determined to improve on existing technology Apex Dynamics engineers incorporated unique features into the new gearboxes, including single piece stainless steel construction. They also featured patented input and output sealing systems that eliminate breakaway torque while decreasing friction and wear of sealing surfaces. In addition, they offer a patented planet carrier design that positions the sun gear directly into the planet carrier while reducing gear misalignment.

Gearboxes are lubricated with synthetic gear grease never requiring changing or top ups.

Apex Dynamics built batches of components and shelved them so that only assembly was required when an order was received. This was a more economical method of manufacture and resulted in much faster deliveries.

The first planetary gearbox model became known as the AB-Series. With its deliveries being less than half the time from the major suppliers and less expensive as well, its sales took off and allowed Apex Dynamics to grow rapidly to become major global planetary gearbox supplier.

Today Apex Dynamics offers nine different series of gearboxes all built with the same philosophy and distributed all over the world.

Apex Dynamics Australia
Ph: 03 9585 2739

Related news & editorials

  1. 18.07.2018
    by      In
    3D printing with metals is affecting the way manufacturing occurs, and Australian distributor Raymax Applications reckons this is amply demonstrated by the application of SLM Solutions machines in metal manufacturing processes.
    SLM Solutions Group recently released its fourth generation 280 system... Read More
  2. 16.03.2018
    by      In
    In the 1960s, as much as a quarter of Australia’s workforce was employed in the manufacturing sector, and the industry fuelled 25% of the nation’s economy, according to the Productivity Commission. Half a century on, the closure of Toyota, Ford and then General Motors in October 2017 seemed to... Read More
  3. 24.01.2018
    by      In
    According to Southern Cross CEO, Mark Ferguson, if Australian industry really wants to get serious about saving energy then it needs to take a close look at ‘two-stage’, air compressor technology. As energy costs continue to outstrip other business input expenses it is critical, more than ever... Read More
  4. Martin Chappell
    by      In
    With Australia’s manufacturing industry strengthening, leaders and heads of IT are weighing up which new technologies they should implement to gain a competitive edge. Martin Chappell from Motorola Solutions explains how a simpler and more focused use of data can be the best approach.
    Australia’s... Read More