The NeveRest Orbital gearmotor is a robust planetary gearmotor designed for FTC. With many ratios to choose from you can find the right motor for you, from a fast spinning intake to a high reduction arm, all are possible with NeveRest Orbitals. They have a pre-installed encoder and an output shaft directly in the center of the output face. The shaft is a 6 mm D and the gearbox housing is 37 mm in diameter.
The power cable which feeds into the black encoder housing has two different options that are already crimped to the end of the cable.
There is an encoder mounted to the backside of this motor. It is a 7 pulse per revolution (PPR), hall effect encoder. Multiply the ratio by 7 to get the PPR of the output shaft. For example the NeverRest 3.7 output shaft provides 25.9 PPR.
Encoder Cable Options:
NeveRest motors do not come with an encoder cable as we offer 3 cable options:
am-3926a allows you to connect the encoder directly to the FIRST Tech Challenge REV Controller.
am-2992 has the 4 encoder pins joined in one housing using standard 0.1" spacing. am-2993 allows you to break out the 4 pins separately if you need them in a different order.
Working with the Encoders:
If you need the output shaft to be a 1/2" Hex, check out the 6 mm D to 0.5 in. Hex-Shaft Adapter (am-3744a)
am-3461a NeveRest Orbital 3.7 REV2.STEP
am-3637 NeveRest Orbital 20 Gearmotor REV2.STEP
am-4608b NeveRest Orbital 264 Gearmotor.STEP
am-4609b NeveRest Orbital 51 Gearmotor.STEP
am-4610b NeveRest Orbital 14 Gearmotor.STEP
am-3461a NeveRest 3.7 REV3.PDF
am-3637 NeveRest Orbital 20 Gearmotor REV2.PDF
am-4608b NeveRest Orbital 264 Gearmotor.pdf
am-4609b NeveRest Orbital 51 Gearmotor.pdf
am-4610b NeveRest Orbital 14 Gearmotor.pdf
This is the cable designed for the encoder that is pre-attached to the NeveRest Series of motors and gearmotors. It has a connector on the opposite end to directly interface with the REV Expansion Hub or the REV Control Hub.
The 'a' version of this cable as the encoder channels swapped so that the encoder counts in the same direction as the output shaft spins. This simplifies the usage of the encoder with the various programming languages for FTC!