The VersaPlanetary is a battle-tested modular planetary gearbox system designed specifically for use in the FIRST ® Robotics Competition market. Designers choose one of four output shafts, configure a single-stage planetary using one of six different reductions, or build a multi-stage gearbox using any of the different ratio combinations.
All of the VersaPlanetary gearboxes include mounting plates & hardware for typical FIRST ® Robotics Competition motors (550, 775 Series, 9015 size motors, and the VEXpro BAG motor) -- these plates are custom designed for each motor to provide perfect piloting and high efficiency.
Motors can be interfaced with the gearbox using the innovative VersaCoupler, which utilizes a clamping collar design to attach a variety of motors without pressing on a motor pinion. Just find the correct motor mounting plate, mount your motor into place, tighten down one clamping screw, and you're good to go. The VersaCoupler does the rest; innovative industry technology brought to the FIRST ® Robotics Competition market.
The VersaPlanetary has a variety of options for mounting. Each gearbox has four 10-32 threaded holes on top and bottom of its housing for easy side mounting. In addition, there are also holes on the front which allow face-mounting. Conveniently, these holes are on a 2" bolt circle; this is the same as the CIM motor - anywhere you can mount a CIM-style motor, you can mount a VersaPlanetary.
- Use with BAG, RS-550, 775 Series and AM-9015 motors
- Interface with the CIM and Mini CIM motors with the VersaPlanetary CIM Adaptor
- Dozens of gear ratios from 3:1 to 100:1
- Dual Motor Input available
- AGMA 11 quality steel gears
VersaPlanetary v1 vs VersaPlanetary v2
The VersaPlanetary v2 assembly is now held together with screws that install on the "back" (motor side) of the housing. This means that the gearbox can be disassembled to change gearsets without removing the gearbox output from the robot. Bosses have been added to the sides of the gearbox so when it is side-mounted you can "crank down" on the mounting screws without accidentally misaligning a ring-gear stage. The v1 & v2 input and output blocks cannot be mixed and matched - A v2 input block must be used with a v2 output block. Ring gears and gear kits are compatible between v1 & v2
The base VersaPlanetary kits now include an optional pilot ring that will allow users to pilot the VersaPlanetary on a 0.75" hole, instead of relying on screw clearances to locate the gearbox. The plastic motor mounting plates now pilot on the input block.