VARMEC gearboxes

The eponymous italian manufacturer of the VARMEC gearboxes was founded in 1980 and is considered a specialist in the field of variable speed gearboxes.


The VARMEC variators (TYPE VAR) are available in five sizes and with an adjustment range of 5: 1. The gearboxes are available both individually and with attached electric motor as variable speed geared motors. Each adjustment also has an adjustment handle which, however, can be replaced by an electrical adjustment.


In addition, VARMEC offers helical gearboxes (TYPE RCV) in aluminum and cast iron versions with three different reduction stages. Four sizes are available as 1-stage version and nine sizes as 2- and 3-stage version. 


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All gearboxes and geared motors are delivered from stock or with very short delivery times.


Friction variator

Friction variator

Helical gearboxes from VARMEC

Helical gearboxes from VARMEC



Technical data – Friction variator

  • The following sizes are available: VAR 2-5-10-20-30-55-75
  • Motor power range from 0.12 to 3.0 kW can be added
  • Torque from 2 to 3,500 Nm
  • Adjustment range i = 1: 5
  • Hardened drive shafts made of 39 Ni Cr Mo3 or 18 Ni Cr Mo5 UNI7846

Technical data – Helical gearboxes

  • 1-stage version in sizes 141 & 191 in aluminum and 281 & 381 available in cast iron
  • 2- and 3-stage versions available in sizes 162-303 in aluminum and 202-603 in gray cast iron
  • Motor power range from 0.06 to 90 kW can be added