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Strong Roots - The Strain Wave Gear principle

The roots of Harmonic Drive SE can be traced back to the invention of the strain wave gear by Walton Musser in 1955. Originally designed for the aerospace industry, the outstanding features of this gear principle offering backlash free, compact and lightweight and high reduction ratio all in one quickly benefitted other areas of technology.

Harmonic Drive SE in numbers

Employees

450

Servo products 2018

17.830

Gears 2018

154.114

Component sets 2018

37.806

Complete products delivered since date of formation

4.018.052

m² production site and office space

20.400

Euro turnover 2018 (affiliated companies incl.)

120.000.000

Harmonic Drive® Group

Thanks to local sites worldwide and close cooperation with our parent company in Japan and our sister company in the USA, we ensure that you can benefit from customised Harmonic Drive® Solutions around the globe – we are there where you need us, crossing national borders and time zones with ease, and facing tricky challenges with enthusiasm.

The history of Harmonic Drive SE

"It is never a question as to whether it can be done – 

it is only whether one cares to spend the time and effort."

C. Walton Musser

Learn more about Walton Musser