Thinking Mecanum Wheels for
FIRST RELIC RECOVERY?
We keep our finger on the pulse of FTC teams, and we know a fair number of teams are considering mecanum wheels. We've been making these wheels for competition robots for years, and we see the appeal of strafing on a crowded field this year.
We offer two wheels that are of interest to FTC teams: the
4" Standard Mecanum
, which is good for lighter robots under 50 pounds, and the
4" HD Mecanum
, which is robust enough to see duty even on a far heavier
Robotics Competition robot. The former can be driven using a
, while the latter will need a
Wheel Conversion Plate
as well to adapt to the smaller bolt circle.
To work effectively, each of the four wheels must be powered independently. You can achieve this a few different ways, including our
gearboxes and the new
NeveRest Sport planetary gearbox
. If your team has more programmers than mechanical designers, our
drive system is another fast way to get this drive system up and running.