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Victrex: PEEK specified for light weight robot speed reducers

Bearing manufacturer SBB Tech (Seoul / Korea; www.sbb.co.kr) has specified PEEK from the polymer solutions division of Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys / UK; www.victrex.com) for use in a robot speed reducer. The company has cut both production costs and weight by using the polymer in place of existing metals in the production of speed reducers.

SBB Tech is working closely with Victrex to refine the design, processing and performance of the components by using the material to achieve a delicate tooth profile while retaining elasticity in the reducers, which are used in light weight units such as human robots.

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