The origins of Harmonic Drive AG lie in the invention of strain wave gearing
by Walton Musser. Originally designed for space applications, the particular
characteristics of this gear principle, such as zero backlash, compactness and
a high single stage gear ratio meant the technology was also of interest to
many other application areas.
Since its inception over 40 years ago, Harmonic Drive AG has transformed
itself into the company offering the solution of choice for high precision drive
technology. Whether for servo drives, direct drives, gears following the strain
wave principle or planetary drives: the more demanding the task, the better!
Overall we currently offer more than 23,000 different products, of which more
than 80% are customer specific solutions which can be manufactured from
a lot size of 1. With this concept we are able to meet both the present and
future needs of our customers.
Any questions you may have, please direct them to our staff in sales and in
our technical customer services. It does not matter whether you want advice,
check the current status of your order, start to use our products or simply
purchase spare parts – we are happy to help you.
Harmonic Drive® worldwide
Our products are sold throughout the world. Harmonic Drive AG is the contact
for customers in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
North America and the Far East are looked after by our partner companies in
those areas, with whom we constantly exchange our knowledge. We consider
close proximity to our customers is very important and have sales offices
throughout Germany as well as our subsidiary companies in UK, France, Spain,
Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
In almost all other countries, we can also offer local contact through our
Manufacture of our own motors and bearings
In order to manufacture even more compact actuators, Harmonic Drive AG
developed its own motors which are designed and manufactured in Limburg.
This ensures close links between the development of the servo components,
construction and production.
Many of our products use a precise and compact high capacity output bearing
which can withstand high tilting loads. Here, in order to create greater
flexibility and provide the opportunity for more innovative products and
designs, we produce our own cross roller bearings.
Last update by Alexandra Schmidt, Tue 23 Feb 2016