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How Much Time and Money Can You Save on Planetary Gears?

By Matex
January 25, 2019 Category: General

How Much Time and Money Can You Save On Planetary Gears? Matex Gears is a planetary gear provider. Our planetary gears and products have a wide span of applications. They can be used by many different industries, and are made of 3 different materials: plastic, steel sintered and steel. We also offer a wide variety of accessories for these products. If youre anything like us, you want to be operating at high efficiency, while staying on-budget. We have a great way for you to start saving on planetary gears that will ultimately save you time and money. How can I save money ordering Planetary Gears? The biggest way to save money when ordering planetary gears is to order in quantity. For our business, especially, we dont keep a lot of stock on the shelves. Its expensive for us. Thats not to say we dont keep any stock on-hand -- we do because we want to be there for you in the event of an emergency -- but if youre making larger orders take a moment and use a little bit of vision and look

How to Customize Planetary Gears on the Matex Gears Website

By Matex Gears
January 04, 2019 Category: General

How to Find the Right Planetary Gear on Matex Gears has partnered with Virteom to engage our customers in our products and the technology behind the scenes that makes it all happen. In this video, Jacqui and James talk about using our website,, to customize your planetary gears. Watch or read the transcription below! Matex Gears is in the business of selling planetary gears. We have put a lot of thought into the website, trying to make this easy to get around in and something everyone would feel comfortable using. Lets take a look! Matex Gears: Website Navigation The first section we see on the main navigation of our website (pictured left) is a menu item called Planetary Gears. Under this dropdown menu, youll find that our planetary come in three different materials. These materials include plastic, metal and steel gears. Once you select a category, youll land on a new page that offers different variations of that material planetary gear. On the left

Get a Custom Planetary Gear for Your Unique Application with Matex Gears

By Matex Gears
December 14, 2018 Category: Planetary Gears, Custom Gears

Matex Gears has partnered with Virteom to engage our customers about our products and the technology behind the scenes that make it all happen. In this video, Jacqui and James talk about the great capability to get customized planetary gears with Matex Gears. Watch or read the transcription below! Planetary Gear Customization Matex have a very extensive line of planetary gears and accessories. In addition to this great variety, you can also get customized gears. These products arent necessarily a one size fits all. We have a wide range of planetary gear and accessory products that might fit your specific application, but every once in a while, we get the people asking us, Can we customize this product for our very specific need? And the answer is yes, but there is a caveat. Generally, we dont do any one-off projects because the expense would just be astronomical. But, if you have the volume that could justify them, we would certainly take a look at working with you on that. We have

Stacking Planetary Gears for Multiple or Higher Reduction Ratios

By Matex Gears
December 07, 2018 Category: Planetary Gears, Stacking Gears

Matex Products is a maker of planetary gears and accessories. Weve partnered with Virteom to showcase our unique ability to sell these stack-able components for use on any project, to hit any reduction-ratio. Through video interviews with the leaders of our company, we discuss our parts, applications, and new technology. Matex Creates Easily Stack-able Gears, Made to Fit Matex Gears manufactures and sells planetary gears and accessories. When engineers and product or project managers are trying to hit that right reduction ratio, it can be hard to find gear components to do that without buying a full part. One of the many great things about our product is that its very easily stack-able. So if you needs multiple reduction or a higher reduction ratio, we can stack our gears together very easily. Our video shows a little demonstration of how that works and looks. Demonstrating the Stack Ability of Our Gears In this demonstration, were looking at an MLD, a 75 millimeter gear. This

Accessories for Planetary Gears that Stack and Do the Engineering Work for You

By Matex Gears
November 30, 2018 Category: Planetary Gears, Accessories, Engineering

Matex Products Company is your one stop shop for Planetary Gears. Stacking gears can be key for engineers and unqiue projects to hit the right reduction ratio. Matex offers many accessories including couplings, spacers, output shafts, and joint shafts. What Accessories for Planetary Gears does Matex Have? We do offer input and output shafts, and some shafts can be used for both! Our spacers come in plastic, aluminum, and some in steel. We also have our couplers that can help mate your motor shaft to our inputs if you need it. These make your planetary gears really easy to stack and use for your specific project or engineering needs. Stacking Planetary Gears with Couplers, Spacers, and Input/Output Shafts Here we have an MLD planetary gear with a spacer applied to it to stack the gears. This is a 75mm MLD planetary gear. Now, after the planetary gear is stacked with the spacer, we look at the input side, addingthe coupler. The input side can go directly into your motor. You

New Gear Announcement! Matex Welcomes New Compact Planetary Gear

By Matex Gears
November 16, 2018 Category: Planetary Gears

Matex Gears has partnered with Virteomto answer customer questions and show our planetary gears and explain their applications through video. Matex Gears offers planetary gears and accessories that are coded to make it easy for engineers and companies to find the right gear for any job or project. In this article and video, we are showcasing one of our new gears.Watch and read below! *below is a transcription of the video. Matex Gears Newest Addition Its all about customer needs at Matex Gears where we focus on how we can work with you to get you exactly what you need. Currently, we have a new gear thats coming out which were very excited to tell you about. Its a very compact gear with extreme high rate reduction ratio of 30 to 1 in a single stage. Its lightweight with very low backlash. It boasts input speeds of about 3000 RPM and is a housed unit that does not need any grease. A look on the other side of it shows that its definitely more compact than most gears. What Makes

What Size Range Does Matex Offer for Planetary Gears?

By Matex Gears
November 08, 2018 Category: Planetary Gears, Sizes

Matex Gears has partnered with Virteom to answer customer questions and showcase the power of our planetary gears through video. Matex Gears offers planetary gears and accessories that are coded to make it easy for you to find the right gear for your project. In this video blog, we are looking at the variety of sizes we have with our planetary gears, from very small to larger gears for your project needs. Watch and read below! *below is a transcription of the video. Planetary Gears in Many Sizes These are the gears we are looking at to see the various sizes. Youll notice a quarter sitting in the top left next to our smallest gear - this is to help you scale the sizes your seeing on screen. This is our smallest gear which is a 26 millimeter gear and you can see its not much bigger than a quarter. And then we move to 35 millimeters. This is a 54 millimeter plastic here. Then we move into a 75 millimeter range which we have in plastics and sintered metal and steel. And then we also

Education in Engineering: Matex Gears Partners with Universities for Formula SAE

By Matex Gears
October 17, 2018 Category: Industry Growth, Applications

Our video series continues with Dan and Christian Van Hala discussing a new topic. A lot of our videos and blogs are about our products, planetary gears and all that. But this week, we thought wed talk about something fun that Matex is doing. *below is a transcription of the video. Matexs Application for the Formula SAE Competition Matex Products has a neat application where we help universities here in North America and across the world with something called a formula SAE competition. This is where students get together, its like a club activity, and they build small scale formula racing cars (hybrid technology). Its great for getting these kids into STEM and engineering. We help with some partnerships inside this program: giving the kids a discount, making sure they can get their car rolling down the track, and ensuring this great opportunity pans out for them. Gearing Up for a Bright Future in Engineering Its a great opportunity for Matex to make contacts for future. These

Matex Product Codes Explained

By Matex Gears
October 04, 2018 Category: Planetary Gears

below is a transcription of the video Hi everyone Im Dan Carbone, and with me I have James Van Hala of the Matex Product Corporation. Today were going to discuss how Matex Gears product codes their planetary gears. There seems to be a lot of confusion around the product codes for our planetary gears. We want to make sure you have the proper measurements before you order. So, can you tell us whats going on here? Get us up to speed: How Does Matex Products Code Their Planetary Gears? Well be looking at the graphic (above) to discuss how planetary gears product codes work. Understanding Our Product Codes: Outside Diameter: The first box is always going to represent the outside diameter of the gear. We have them ranging from 26mm up to 200mm. In this case, the 75 represents a 75mm OD (outside diameter). Reduction Ratio: The second box, is always going to be the nominal reduction ratio and we carry that in 3,4,5,6, and a 7:1 ratio. Material of Planetary Gear: The third box is

What Are Planetary Gears Used For?

By Matex
September 19, 2018 Category: Planetary Gears

In todays mini series, we have Dan Carbone of Virteom talking with James Van Hala of Matex Products. Todays topic is what can planetary gears be used for? Or what industries can use planetary gears? Without further ado, lets dive in: How Are Planetary Gears Used? The variety and efficiency of Matexs planetary gears allow them to apply to be used in many applications across numerous industries. Our planetary gears can be used in something as delicate as medical applications, all the way to hoists / cranes and conveyors. While planetary gears are used in many industries, and in many facets - today were going to be looking at two real life applications of our planetary gears. The first, is in a hazardous duty bomb squad robot. Planetary Gears: Military Use Matex has been involved with the bomb squad industry for quite a few years. Our gears (in the photo above) are driving the wheels and tread, gears that drive the robotic arm, and the manipulator at the end and the cameras are

How do Planetary Gears Work?

By Matex Gears
September 13, 2018 Category: Planetary Gears

On this weeks video mini series with Dan Carbone of Virteom -- Matex Products owner, James Van Hala, sits down and answers your questions - like,How do Planetary Gears Work? (or on last months post: what are planetary gears?) To understand how planetary gears work, lets look at a blown up photo of one: First, well talk about the central sun gear. The central sun gear is where the input of your motor will go to into (#2 - in photo above). These sun gears are responsible for driving the actual planets around it. That is all housed within a ring gear (#1). We also want to point out the rollers (#3), which Matex gears were the originator of. Matexs patented design ensures the planets in the Matex planetary gears always share equal loads, resulting in 98% efficiency at a single reduction with minimal heat loss and noise. The rollers are attached to output carrier plate (#5), and thats where the torque is then transferred. We carry planetary gears in OD from 26 mm up to 200 mm.The graphic

What are Planetary Gears?

By Matex
August 16, 2018 Category: Planetary Gears

Matex Gears has partnered with Virteom to create a video mini-series to answer some of our frequently asked questions. Watch the video above to hearwhat planetary gears aredirectly from Matexs President, James Van Hala. If you have questions you want answered -- contact ustoday! Planetary gear systems are used in many different industries and applications. Planetary gears provide two things industries seek: speed reduction and torque. Matex patented systems allow design flexibility with many options in size, ratio, and material. How are Planetary Gears used? Generally, planetary gears are used as speed reducers. They are used to slow down motors and increase the torque. Torque is the working power of the machine. But weve seen our planetary gears turned around to be used as speed increasers, too. What Industries Use Planetary Gears? The variety and efficiency of Matex gears allow them to apply to be used in many applications across numerous industries. Just a few of our applications

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