You need a high-speed planetary gearbox that can run around the clock while maintaining accuracy and efficient input speeds—and you need it as soon as possible.
While many companies offer high speed planetary gearboxes, there’s only one that offers free custom design services, 100% USA manufacturing, and 48+ years in business—Carson Manufacturing. When you work with us, you get:

  • Made-to-spec high torque designs completed in one week
  • On-time, on-budget every time
  • Orders for standard products ship within two days

You Can’t Afford to Use the Wrong Planetary Gearbox—Here’s Why

To achieve maximum productivity for industrial applications, it’s critical to avoid faulty designed high speed planetary gearboxes. Your business’s success relies on your product’s durability, and product malfunctions can be costly. That’s why choosing high-quality components that will stand up to the rigors of use is essential.

  • Why risk damaging your drive train with the wrong motor profile?
  • Why lose efficiency by using the wrong planetary gearboxes?
  • Why accept a lower-speed planetary gearbox that requires adequate load calculation and duty cycle to avoid future malfunction?
  • Why pay high-cost fees for a planetary gearbox offer when you don’t have to?
  • Why suffer long production delays and accept expensive shipping fees from overseas companies?
  • Why work with unreliable machine shops that don’t deliver what they promise?

Instead, when you work with Carson Manufacturing, you get a high-efficiency product that offers an excellent and elegant solution. We design our high-speed planetary gearboxes to endure the high speeds and heavy loads that your high-performance applications require.

High Speed Planetary Gearbox Products Built to Last

If you have an application where you need to reduce the speed at 10 RPM with minimal torque or a higher ratio with high speed or a 3:1 weight ratio with high speed and high torque, we have you covered.
Carson Manufacturing’s gearboxes offer rotational speeds that range up to 5,000 RPM, with ratios ranging from 1:1 to 10,000:1. Our high speed planetary gearbox uses a well-balanced epicyclic gear system consisting of three equally distributed gears.
This gearbox design includes the centrally-located sun gear, the fixed planet gears, and the moveable carrier, which orbits the ring gear and forms the output shaft.

  • We don’t charge a design fee for custom line drawings and calculations
  • Our planetary gearboxes offer optimal input speeds and power
  • We provide high-efficiency products that arrive on time and on budget.

Not only do we offer a wide range of series planetary gearboxes, but we can also design a custom gearbox for you depending on your specific application needs. Many require precise adjustment and calculations since planetary gears are highly engineered items. In the customization process, we can help you select the proper mounting arrangement, proper sizing for input and output shaft sizes, drill screw holes, cut away excess material, and more. For example, if you need accurate positioning for a rack and pinion drive, we can custom design a planetary gearbox with precise control and minimal backlash.

Get The Right Gearbox for Your Application with Carson Manufacturing

When you work with us, you’ll maximize your productivity and uptime.

At Carson Manufacturing, we take pride in our ability to provide custom high speed planetary gearbox products that can run around the clock while maintaining accuracy and efficient input speeds.

Carson Manufacturing can engineer planetary gearboxes to fit almost any motor, ratio, configuration, and size. With more than 40 years of industry experience, our planetary gearboxes offer unparalleled performance and durability. That’s why many of our products are currently being used in automated welding equipment, conveyor systems, medical appliances, office equipment, food-handling machines, printing equipment, surgical beds, vending machines, and more.

Our clients and customers rely on us for product quality, on-time delivery, and exceptional service. And, unlike other manufacturers, we will not charge you a design fee if your high speed planetary gearbox project requires a custom configuration.

And because our planetary gearboxes are designed and manufactured 100% in the USA, you save shipping time and cost.

How It Works

Step 1. Contact A Carson Representative

Tell us what you’re looking for by calling 775-883-3366 or filling out this form. We’ll get back to you promptly within three business days.

Step 2. Get Expert Advice

Consult one of our trained engineers to help you choose the best high speed planetary gearbox for all your manufacturing needs.

Step 3. Receive The Speed You Need

Carson Manufacturing has the skills and knowledge to design custom and standard planetary gearboxes with input speeds ranging up to 5000 RPM.

Don’t Let This Happen to You: Why High Speed Gearbox Products Fail

Here are some reasons why a low-quality gearbox can break down and some advice for avoiding problems in the future:

Too Much Backlash

Backlash, or the play between meshing gears inside a motor’s gearhead, is necessary to reduce friction. However, the amount of backlash needed for an application depends on the different gear technologies. For example, planetary gearboxes exhibit low backlash, and spur gears have the most backlash.

When the backlash of a gearbox is miscalculated, it can cause imprecision and excess vibration, which often leads to product damage. So, the clearance between gears must be carefully controlled and manufactured to achieve the desired level of performance.

Output Shaft Break Down

The output shaft of a planetary gearbox is responsible for transferring power from the input shaft to the ring gear. If this component breaks, it is often necessary to replace it, which can be costly. There are various reasons why output shafts might break down, including a sudden machinery crash, improper installation, overloading, and perpendicularity. So, be sure to choose the right output shaft for your application.

If you need help deciding, we can customize an output shaft to meet your specific project needs. Doing this can help ensure that your output shaft will withstand the forces it will encounter during operation.

Operating Temperature Is Too High

In ordinary planetary gear trains, the load is often located in a small, compact area, resulting in a high operating temperature and, eventually, failure. So, if your planetary gearbox will be operating continuously, it is critical to take the proper measures to prevent overheating. By taking precautions to keep the operating temperature of a high-speed planetary gearbox within safe limits, you can extend the life of your product and avoid costly repairs. At Carson Manufacturing, our compact planetary gearboxes can handle extreme temperatures ranging from -20°F to 250°F.

Worn Out Gear Teeth

Since high-speed planetary gearboxes are often needed for high performance and demanding applications, it is critical to have a durable and versatile product. Higher loads on gearboxes can often cause more tension, which causes excess wear and tear. And, if worn gears won’t rotate, you will need to replace them. Regarding lifetime and wear, our selection of series planetary gearboxes can distribute the load remarkably well.

Bearing Capabilities

If your gearbox shafts are continuously locking, the first step is to inspect the bearing, which plays a critical function in the rotational supporting system. Dust or suspended particles commonly saturate the bearing inner race in industrial applications, causing the shafts to lock. To avoid any potential harm, you should get regular maintenance and, if necessary, replace the bearing. As a result, your planetary gearbox will continue to function effectively.

A Design and Manufacturing Partner You Can Trust

The Carson Manufacturing team has the experience and expertise to design a high speed planetary gearbox that meets your specific needs. We also have the manufacturing capabilities to produce high-quality, long-lasting products quickly and efficiently. With our on-time, on-budget delivery record, you can be confident that you’re making the best decision when choosing us as your partner.