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Planetary Gearboxes from Heason Technology

Planetary Gearboxes from Heason Technology can easily be incorporated into your motion application.

There are seven Thomson Linear Micron® TRUE Planetary™ gearheads available from Heason Technology which are ideal for motion control applications including:

  • Robotics
  • Medical applications
  • Machine tools
  • Navigation
  • Security

Heason Technology is a leading distributor for Thomson Linear in the UK. Our high level of expertise makes us an ideal partner for sourcing the best Thomson Linear components for your application. There are seven Thomson Micron® TRUE Planetary™ gearheads available from Heason Technology.

Planetary Gearboxes from Heason Technology 

AquaTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox

Thomson Micron's AquaTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox are ideal for use industries such as food packaging, food handling, beverage dispensing and medical hygienic equipment. It can withstand caustic cleaning chemicals and high pressure washdowns with the IP66/IP67 and IP69K protection, thus eliminating the cost of additional components such as enclosers and shielding.

The AquaTRUETM Planetary Gearbox has been designed without external seams and corners to avoid the collection of bacteria, featuring a smooth and round external housing. Any concerns for rust or corrosion are eradicated due to the 304 stainless steel housing.

AquaTRUE Planetary Gearbox Datasheet Download

XTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox

Thomson Micron's XTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox is a reliable option. It boasts robust features in a very efficient and cost-effective solution. Smart features of this new precision gearhead include an improved load capacity, easy drop-in replacement and compliance with EU Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS). The series also benefits from a flexible mounting system, being able to effectively mount to any motor in three simple steps.

XTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox Datasheet Download


NemaTRUE™Planetary Gearbox

Thomson Micron's NemaTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox has sealed deep groove ball bearings which provide a high radial load carrying capability. The series has been upgraded with the Micron RediMount system for error-free motor installation.

It’s available in three metric sizes (60, 90, 115mm) as well the standard NEMA frame sizes. The NemaTRUE has many ratios in stock for immediate delivery through the Thomson Micron Gearhead Express program.

NemaTRUE Planetary Gearbox Datasheet Download


DuraTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox

Thomson Micron's high precision DuraTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox offers a flexible motion solution offering a variety of shaft configurations to allow you to design you system in the smallest of envelopes, thus eliminating the need for coupling. The DuraTRUE utilises the Thomson Micron RediMount system for error-free mounting.

The gearhead is also self-lubricating, meaning no downtime or the need for costly maintenance. The ‘T’ design means you can also run two axes from one motor.

DuraTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox Datasheet Download


ValueTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox 

Thomson Micron's ValueTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox delivers high performance for a economical price. The internal gear has been cut directly into the stainless steel output housing casting, increasing the torque capacity without increasing the cost.

The helical cut of the gears, meaning more teeth meshing and a greater load bearing surface area, provides higher torque capacity, precision and stiffness when compared to straight cut gears. Other benefits include lower backlash with a much
smoother and quieter operation.

The series also benefits from a flexible mounting system, being able to effectively mount to any motor in three simple steps.

ValueTRUE Planetary Gearbox Datasheet Download


UltraTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox 

Thomson Micron's UltraTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox is one of the smoothest and quietest gearheads on the market. It combines the benefits of Helical Crowned gearing with True Planetary orientation.

The internal gear is cut directly into the stainless steel housing to increase the torque capacity, as well as avoiding any slippage. Compared to straight-cut gears, the Helical cut offers higher torque capacity, precision and stiffness.

Thomson UltraTRUE comes in many ratios and is available for immediate delivery though the Thomson Micron Gearhead
Express program.

UltraTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox Datasheet Download


EverTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox 

Thomson Micron's EverTRUE™ Planetary Gearbox is designed to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This gearbox is lubricated for life and able to run for a minimum of 30,000 hours with a 95% efficiency rate. It is also RediMount compliant for easy, error-free mounting.

EverTRUE Planetary Gearbox Datasheet Download

Planetary Gearbox Applications

Planetary Gearboxes from Heason Technology are ideal for use on high-precision, motion control applications that require a high torque-to-volume ratio, quiet operation, low backlash and high torsional stiffness. Uses include:

  • AGV's
  • Robotics
  • Food processing
  • Packaging
  • CNC cutting and machining
  • Operating tables
  • Medical scanners
  • Communication
  • Renewable energy
  • Petrochemical


If you would like to find out more information about our Planetary Gearboxes, contact us on +44 (0) 1403 792 300 or email sales@heason.com. For any further information, take a look at the Thomson Linear Mechanical Motion Solutions catalogue

Article published on: 01/07/2019