drive train

The drive train is essential to move the system in the rough terrain. The adopted solution minimizes the risk of getting stuck by the fact that there are tracks on each side of the robot. All tracks of one element are driven by one motor placed at the center of it. Hence they always run at the same speed. To transmit the power from the motor to the tracks on the sides we developed a distribution gear which consists of two stages combining a worm and a belt gear.
The apparent asymmetry of the tracks results from the internal construction of the gear. The tracks consist of polyurethane toothed belts which are robust against mechanical influences.

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