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Robotic and Automation Applications (Continued)

Today’s robotic and automation systems require faster speeds, precise motion and in some cases more compact design. Product applications can range from miniature precision motion, as in an operating room or scientific lab to more course action as on the shop floor or assembly line. Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument mechanical components and assemblies are found in many robotic applications around the world. A well-functioning robot is a result of precise engineering design and reliable components, SDP/SI provides both.

Our applications include:

  • Cargo Movers
  • Satellites – wing positioning
  • Pan and Tilt Camera System
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Actuation/Positioning Systems
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Door Releases
  • Pick and Place
  • Animatronics

We offer a complete range of high-quality machined parts and molded components which produce smooth, precise movement required in robotic and automation applications. Our capabilities include custom design and manufacturing to ensure your robotic design achieves optimum performance.



We design and manufacture simple to complex drive systems that result in efficient, accurate motion.

Belt Drives
Synchronous belt and pulley drives are ideal for small robots or joints in large robots, offering flexibility in design for other required parts.

  • Synchronous Belts and Pulleys, 1 mm Pitch and larger
  • Belt Clamps and Tensioners

Gear Drives
Gear drives provide dependable, low maintenance power transmission. Common gear types used in automation and robotic applications are: spur gears, bevel gears, worm gears and rack and pinion.

Compact gear arrangements are used in limited space requirements. Larger joints, where higher torque is required, large diameter gears are used. Worm gear drives are non-back-drivable at high ratios causing the joints to hold position, these drives are appropriate for low-speed applications.

Minimizing backlash through careful planning and high-precision gearing will result in efficient, accurate motion.

  • Fine to Medium Pitch Gears, Gearboxes, Differentials and Gearheads

Chain Drives
Chain and sprocket drives work well at lower speeds transmitting rotary motion between two parallel shafts.

  • Subminiature Chain and Sprockets, .1227 Pitch and larger
  • Chain Tensioners

We have over 65 years of experience in providing mechanical solutions to power transmission and motion control problems. Our engineers are always available for technical assistance and a design consultation. Let our high-quality components and assemblies enable your design to reach its full potential.
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