Announcing the VersaPlanetary v2! This updated design 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.
Note: 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
In addition, 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.
How do the new mounting screws work with the larger motors? Different mounting plates to account for bolt access? I’m sure you guys figured it out, but it would be nice to see some pictures of the access with each of the different compatible motors attached!
Perfect, the last page of that first doc is really what I was looking for! It looks like the mounting plate for larger motors like the CIM motor have external access to the motor mounting mounting bolts, letting you remove the motor and then disassemble the gear box, while the smaller motors do it the other way around - disassemble the gear box in order to remove the motor. Clever!