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Gearhead technologies: spur vs planetary

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In this webinar you will see a comparison of FAULHABER gearhead technologies, to understand which gearhead fits your design requirements. You will see the effect of backlash and how it can be reduced, as well as how to improve positioning stability and accuracy. You will also gain insight into how to identify and select the right gearhead technology for your next project, to complete your drive system with the right combination of motor, gearhead and encoder based on a real application.

Language: English


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Mario Zecchin

Product Manager
After obtaining a Master in Applied Electronics Engineering from University of Padua, Mario Zecchin worked as development engineer for Micromotori Elettrici Svizzera SA, Stabio, responsible for automotive headlamp actuators, followed by holding a position as scientific mechatronics staff at Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI), collaborating with Swiss industries for innovative projects. Zecchin joined FAULHABER MINIMOTOR SA in 2007 as product manager motion control and since 2013 he works as senior sales engineer.
Language: German


  • System of gears
  • Technology comparison
  • Backlash and its reduction
  • The importance of absolute ratio
  • Reflected inertia
  • Torque, speed and efficiency
  • Tips and tricks on gearhead selection


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Volker Sprenger

Regional Sales Manager Germany
Volker Sprenger holds a degree in mechanical engineering and completed his education in 2016 with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. After holding positions as a sales engineer, sales manager and managing director of foreign subsidiaries at medium-sized technology leaders in the field of high-precision servo drive systems, Mr. Sprenger now heads the sales region Germany at FAULHABER. In addition to his experience in operational and strategic sales, he brings his knowledge of planetary gearheads, special gearheads and complete electromechanical drive systems to FAULHABER.

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