The Shimpo VRL Series has dimensions that allow the reducer to be a direct substitute for some other common competitor models.

The machining quality of the helical planetary gears means a very quiet and more efficient gearbox than competitive products.

These planetary gearheads are the perfect solution for servomotor applications such as gantries, injection-molding machines, pick and place automation, and linear slides.


  • Quiet operation; helical cut gears contribute to reduced vibration and noise
  • High precision; standard backlash is 5arc-min ( one stage and two stage), ideal for the most accurate applications
  • High rigidity and torque; rigidity and torque capacity are achieved by using uncaged needle roller bearings
  • Adapter bushing connection; enables a simple, effective attachment to most servo motors
  • No leakage through the seal; high viscosity, anti-separation grease does not liquefy and does not migrate away from the gears
  • Maintenance-free; no need to replace the grease for the life of the unit. The reducer can be positioned in any orientation

Catalogues and brochures

Motion transmission catalogue (italian)

  • Planetary gearboxes
  • Right-angle and rotary index gearboxes
  • Flexible gears reducers
  • Rack and pinion systems

Manuals and guides

Nidec-Shimpo gearboxes assembly instructions


Nidec-Shimpo flange codes table


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Nidec-Shimpo VRL planetary gearbox datasheet



Nidec-Shimpo ABLE series planetary gearboxes RoHS declaration of conformity


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Nidec-Shimpo gearbox selection

Tool for Nidec-Shimpo gearbox selection, given motor, application or load condition


Technical drawings

Nidec-Shimpo VRL planetary gearbox technical drawings

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