Experience using the CYCOGS® brand, awesome modular Electric Wheel Assembly (WA)



Overview:

CYCOGS® advanced, compact, modular, ready-to-bolt-on motorized Wheel Assembly (WA) replaces your axle-based electric wheel assemblies and transaxle wheel designs. 

The WA provides driving force and supports 1000 lb. loads

Applications include robot drives for robot bases, AGV’s, electric motorized carts, and mobility drives for wheel chairs, light fork lifts.


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1.  Compact: 

Self-contained with integrated, hi-tech motor and built-in gear reduction.  No axle, no transaxle, no large external gears required.  Since the axial length of the CYCOGS WA is less than 4 inches, your design will have more volume and design room compared to transaxle designs which encompass most or all of the vehicle’s width.  For example, batteries could be placed where the transaxle usually resides resulting in a lower center of gravity (CG).

2.  Modular & Scalable: 

For a minimum configuration, install one WA as the drive wheel in the front with two idler wheels in the rear in a triangle / forklift configuration.  For any configuration, bolt-on one or more WA modules to increase the drive force and load capacity where needed.

3.  Off-Center Wheel Spacing: 

No need to design and integrate a precisely aligned drive train system.  Our Wheel Assembly (WA’s) do not require the wheels to be located on a common center line, like other designs such as fixed shaft transaxles that require the wheels to be inline, coincident, and directly across from each other.

4.  Bolt-on: 

Engineering and assembly are already complete.  Our WA includes one load-bearing, simple mounting bracket per wheel with two bolt faces and tangential mounting option, ready to bolt-on to your vehicle’s chassis.  Then, simply connect the wires from your motor controller amplifier to the motor.  By comparison, transaxle designs typically require three mounting brackets at precisely aligned mounting points.  Encoder marks for measuring wheel movement are built into the design.

5.  Regenerative Braking: 

Our unique gear reduction drive system can use the regenerative braking effect to recoup the vehicle's kinetic energy during braking, depending on your controller.

6.  Energy Efficient Tire: 

Semi-hard polyurethane tire for indoor use has lower rolling resistance than an air or foam filled tires.  Lower rolling friction equates to less power consumption.  The indoor red tread increases visibility for safety purposes.  (Please contact us for outdoor applications.)

7.  Minimum Ground Clearance: 

Low profile vehicle designs are possible using our WA, but nearly impossible with most other axle designs.

8.  Energy Efficient Weight: 

Our hub-based wheel design replaces the heavy and bulky axle designs.  Less weight means lower power consumption and larger vehicle payload.  Our integrated design embeds the 25-to-1 hypocyclic redundant gears and wheel bearing inside the wheel eliminating much of the weight, volume, and rotating parts associated with other designs.  For example, most transaxle designs use generic, heavy gears and heavy lower efficiency low-tech electric motors.

9.  Energy Efficient Hi-Tech Motor: 

The WA motor is capable of producing high power near 2000 watts for short periods.  The lightweight, low inertia armature in the WA’s motor offers extremely high acceleration rates, and it takes less energy than most other motors to accelerate or decelerate.  The light-weight non-ferrous disk motor is capable of constant torque throughout its rpm range.  Because the WA motor can deliver full torque at zero rpm, it does not need the higher gear reduction ratio that standard motors require.  When other wheel drives require more speed, the motors must operate at a higher rpm than the WA motor, resulting in a higher gear reduction ratio, and are subject to more friction, heat, vibration, noise, and lost efficiency.

10.  Engineered & Assembled in the USA: 

The CYCOGS® company, as an OEM, strive to use American domestic components whenever possible.  Design protected in our patents.



Please note:

The CYCOGS® WA system is not waterproof or made for extended outside use or in wet or condensation prone environments.  In addition, the WA system should not be used in an excessively dusty or combustible or other hazardous environments.  Although the WA systems movements may result in unexpected movements, personal and property damage may occur if used in an unsafe fashion or unsuitable environment.  Proper end-user design, operation, safeguarding, programming and training, among other safe operation tasks and safety procedures are recommended and are the end-user’s responsibility.  OEM manufacturers and other purchasers of CYCOGS products and systems, as the purchaser, assumes responsibility and liability for safe implementation and use of these CYCOGS products and systems.

Please contact us here at the CYCOGS company if you have additional questions or environmental application needs.

Sales E-mail: sales@CYCOGS.com


The CYCOGS WA project is under development and offered in advance as a customized manufactured system, standard models may not yet be available at this time.  As the CYCOGS development effort in core technology and concepts continues, the CYCOGS company reserves the right to change some specifications and data or is not available or suitable for public dissemination for all products.  Pre-production information is not fully available for some products at this time.  Sensors, customizations and other integrations may result in an additional cost.

Liability Disclaimer:

The CYCOGS company is not liable for the use, installation, performance or fitness of this component or system.  Your purchase indicates you assume the risk of its proper use and its subsequent installation and end user training and liability.  The CYCOGS company patented intellectual property is strictly enforced and protected.
  CYCOGS company warranties the systems it sells from component defects or failure for the period of one year after purchase.

Please specify your design requirements for quotes and purchase.  Advanced orders may be accepted, please contact CYCOGS sales for more information.

Sales E-mail: sales@CYCOGS.com


The CYCOGS® company is a privately owned, 100% American company and based in the state of Wisconsin.
CYCOGS OEM engineered products and systems are designed, made, built and assembled in the state of Wisconsin, USA.
The CYCOGS company strives to use American domestic components whenever possible.  Some of the components may be sourced from the only available manufacturer, which may be owned, created or delivered from other countries.

Sales E-mail: sales@CYCOGS.com
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