The Doughty Drive Unit
One of the main features of the Doughty Drive’s unique design is that there is NO backlash. Now incorporates slew bearings with a 28mm hole through the centre, enabling cables, hoses etc. to pass.
With a reduction ratio of 33.333 : 1, it gives great holding torque of 20 ft/lbs – 27 Nm. This ratio gives a very good resolution, 66,666.666 steps per rev, and 185.185 micro steps per deg., with positional repeatablity of + – 30 arc seconds.
The units have a maximum fast travel of 120 degs per second, or 20 RPM. They can be mounted vertically or horizontally, and used like an indexing head or rotary table. With two drives connected together at right angles to each other, they form a B/C axis combination, and a router or spindle can be attached. The weight is just 3.5 Kg. (8lb), B/C drive 9 Kg (20lb)