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TETRIX® MAX Mecanum Wheels

New wheels from Pitsco Education improve mobility of TETRIX® MAX robots

Published May 23, 2019
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PITTSBURG, KS (May 23, 2019) –Maneuvering your robot just got a little easier, thanks to Pitsco Education's new TETRIX® MAX Mecanum Wheels.

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The Mecanum wheels are an exciting extension to the already robust TETRIX line. "After receiving several types of feedback, we knew we needed to develop a more versatile wheel for TETRIX," said Pitsco's R&D Manager Paul Uttley.

Built with a durable Delrin plastic inner core and heavy-duty anodized aluminum roller plates, TETRIX® MAX Mecanum Wheels are designed for heavy use and intense competition.

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These wheels have nine free-spinning rollers, each set at a 45-degree angle and designed to be used on a four-wheel robot with each wheel being controlled by a DC motor. This omnidirectional drive system gives the robot the ability to move instantaneously in any direction, resulting in multiple advantages in terms of mobility in narrow or crowded spaces – especially when navigating around obstacles or scoring on the competition field.

Built with a durable Delrin plastic inner core and heavy-duty anodized aluminum roller plates, TETRIX MAX Mecanum Wheels are designed for heavy use and intense competition.

Hubs feature a 6 mm D-shaft compatible with the TETRIX TorqueNADO® Motor and 6 mm axles.

Designed for Grades 9-12, the TETRIX MAX Mecanum Wheels are currently on presale and will be delivered when available.

 

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