Developed in collaboration with West Coast Products, Straight Flex Wheels are for use with intakes, conveyor systems and shooters.
Flex Wheels are made of a super tough custom blend of silicone rubber - different than any other flexible or compliant wheel currently used by FTC or FRC teams. Each of our four wheel diameters are offered in 3 different durometers: the super soft 30A in light gray, the medium hardness 40A in dark gray and the hardest 60A in black. The varying hardnesses can be used to change the traction and compliance of your mechanism.
The 1-5/8" and 2” diameter wheels have a 9mm hex, which is meant to be stretched on to a 1/2" hex shaft. The 3” and larger wheels have a 1” bore, which can be stretched over a VersaHub so they can be driven by a hex shaft, VersaPulley or plate sprocket. This also allows you to stretch these wheels over a VersaRoller tube to create a strong and lightweight roller.
D Shaft Adapter Hubs bridge the gap between some of the different building systems in the FTC community by allowing easier accessibility to VEX EDR gears and wheels.
D Shaft Adapter Hubs are meant to go on either 6mm D Shafts or 4.75mm (3/16”) D-Shafts. They have two different bolt patterns. The first is the 4x #8-32 tapped holes on a 1” bolt circle, which is commonly found on VEX EDR gears, sprockets and wheels. The second is 4x #6-32 tapped holes on a 16mm bolt circle, which is commonly found on Tetrix, Actobotics and AndyMark products.
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The VersaPlanetary Lite takes everything you know and love about the VersaPlanetary V2, and puts it into a lightweight plastic form factor. The VersaPlanetary Lite is perfect for the FIRST®Tech Challenge, and low-stress FIRST® Robotics Competition applications.
The VersaPlanetary Lite uses a plastic housing and ring gear, and the existing gear sets from the VersaPlanetary. One of its cooler features is that you can mix and match components from the original VersaPlanetary, and the VersaPlanetary Lite. For example, you could use a plastic input and output with a metal ring gear, or a metal input and output with a plastic ring gear.
Starting at: $17.99
Omni-Directional wheels roll forward like normal wheels, but slide sideways with almost no friction (no skidding during turns). Use these wheels to make your robot turn smoothly or build a holonomic drivetrain.
- Glass-filled Nylon Body
- Compatible with VersaHubs
- Custom rollers for each wheel ensure a round wheel and smooth ride.
Ships fully assembled.
Modular planetary gearbox system designed to give teams the versatility they need to create almost any gear ratio they need. The easiest way to put power where you need it in your design.
- Compatible with the AndyMark NeveRest Motor (AM-3104)
- 4 output shaft options make integration easy
- Six different planetary stages provide dozens of gearing options from 3:1 to 100:1
VersaHex Adapters allows you to change any 1/2" Hex Bore product to either a 3/8" hex, 1/4" square or 6mm D Shaft bore. This means that you can run a GT2 pulley on a 3/8" Hex Shaft, a VEXpro Hub Sprocket on a VEX EDR High Strength Shaft or a VEXpro 20 DP gear on a 6mm D Shaft. Each type of VersaHex Adapters come in 1/8" and 1/4" lengths.
Starting at: $3.99
Developed as a collaboration between West Coast Products and VEX Robotics, the VersaRoller system gives teams a modular system to create almost any kind of roller. Available in high-strength black anodized aluminum or lightweight plastic, the VersaRoller system enables you to easily create the solution for your roller needs.
The VersaPlanetary Universal Female Output Shaft Kit allows users to drive a variety of shafts directly from the Gearbox. This allows users to create custom length output shafts that are longer than a standard set length.
This kit also includes adapters for three various shaft sizes:
- 1/2" Hex
- 3/8" Hex
- 1/4" Square
Starting at: $7.99
VEXpro Sprockets are custom manufactured out of high strength aluminum, black anodizedanodised for superior performance.
- Plate sprockets are 6061-T6 aluminum
- Hub sprockets are 7075-T6 aluminum
- Number of teeth laser engraved on each sprocket
- Compatible with either #25 or #25H Roller Chain
Starting at: $13.99
Starting at: $8.99
Synchronous timing belts require no tension adjustments, are lighter, and have a higher level of efficiency than chain. The 5mm HTD profile is perfect for FIRST ® Tech Challenge applications - its deep tooth profile allows it to better handle high reversing loads, such as those found in an FTC drivetrain.
VEXpro belts are fabricated using industry leading timing belt methods. The neoprene body insulates against grease or other wear & tear, and fiberglass tensile cords provide increased strength, flex life, and resistance to elongation.
- 9mm width
- 5mm pitch
GT2 timing belts are intended for lower load applications such as the first reduction in a gearbox, or motor to flywheel. GT2 belts use a smaller pitch than HTD belts, which means you can use larger reductions in those tight fit areas of your robot. These belts go hand in hand with GT2 timing pulleys, and are great for low-load applications.
Assortment of gears made from 7075-T6 with a teflon infused ceramic coating or 4140 Steel.
- 3/8" hex bores for use on hex shafts
- Made from 7075-T6 aluminum with a teflon infused ceramic coating or 4140 Steel with a black nitride finish
- Overall width 0.500"
An assortment of gear types providing the maximum versatility of gearing options to users. These gears have a Diametral Pitch of 32, which allows for reductions in smaller areas. They are also pocketed for maximum weight savings. Great for lighter load applications and smaller robots!
Note: These gears are NOT compatible with VEXpro 20 DP gears.
VEXpro Traction Wheels are designed to be the ultimate in versatility and performance. These wheels include the VEXpro VersaKey mounting system, which ensures every sprocket, hub, and gear are perfectly piloted -- no more wobbly sprockets!
- Ships assembled in 1" configuration
- Includes hardware for 1.5” and 2” wide configurations
- Customize with VEXpro Tread
Starting at: $2.99
VEXpro VersaHubs provide frustration-free torque transfer between wheels, gears, sprockets, and shafts.
VersaHubs include the innovative VersaKey mounting system -- VersaKeys transfer torque between coaxial items, and also ensure everything is piloted correctly.
Note: ThunderHex should not be used with plastic hubs in high torque applications.
Colson Performa wheels are some of the most widely used and recognizable wheels in large-scale competition robotics. Originally designed for industrial material handling applications, their ideal balance of traction and durability make them a natural fit for our uniquely demanding environment.
When VEX Robotics engineers combined their experience on the playing field with Colson Caster's top wheel designers, the result was simple and effective: light-weight VEXpro hex hubs molded directly into the same Colson molds that teams have been using for years.
- Durable, high-traction wheels
- Wide variety of sizes fit in any application
- Integrated plastic hex hubs
VersaWheels offer superior traction performance while maintaining an accessible price point. The integrated VersaKey pattern allows for the mounting of sprockets or gears on each side of the wheel without additional VersaHubs. VersaWheel DTs come with an optional 1/2" hex bore, which allows for direct-drive of the wheel without any additional hub.
The VersaWheel DT's feature an all-new split diamond tread pattern for additional performance and wear-resistance through even the toughest competition.
- VersaWheel DT's feature a diamond tread pattern for greater wear resistance
We heard you like shaft options, so we gave you another. The 1/4" square shafts are compatible with most VEX EDR wheels and gears. They provide enough torque transfer to handle most FTC applications and are small enough that you can still design them into your robot instead of designing your robot around them.
Starting at: $29.99
Mecanum wheels allow savvy robot designers to create drivetrains capable of moving in any direction using a standard chassis shape. Simply power each wheel with a different motor and change the directions the wheels spin to get your robot to move in different directions!
- Glass-filled Nylon Body, ABS-PC Roller Mounts, Rubber Rollers
- Compatible with VersaHubs
- Custom rollers for each wheel ensure a round wheel and smooth ride
Use this tank tread to build robot tracks which can overcome tough terrain, or build a conveyor belt for scooping up objects.
- Climb over obstacles and traverse tough terrain.
- Drive through sandy or soft spongy surfaces.
- Can be used for a robot conveyor belt.
- Every section is a master link, create treads of any length.
Defense may not always win championships, but being able to move does. Put some power on the floor with our large variety of wheel options available for builders. Omni-Directional or Mecanum Wheels are great for quick, lateral movements. Need more power? Traction Wheels offer great pushing ability and are designed for optimal grip on soft surfaces like the foam tiles used in the FIRST Tech Challenge.
These upgrade links should be useful to designers wishing to create more advanced mechanisms utilizing the tank tread.
- Different Tread-Links Increase Functionality.
- Get High-Traction on Smooth Surfaces.
- Compatible with Tank Tread Kit, High Strength Chain & Sprockets.
This kit provides the ability to implement a winch and pulley system and create block and tackle mechanisms to utilizeutilise mechanical advantage.
- Lift, lower, hang, drag and more.
- Configurable for many applications.
- Ratchet and Pawl can be engaged to prevent back driving.