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CGI Inc. now offers Raptor-SS IP69K-rated precision planetary gearheads

Posted by Shannon Weiss on May 29, 2020 in Engineering Capabilities, News
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May 29, 2020

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CGI Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom precision gearboxes and mechanical IP69K CGI Raptor Gearboxsubassemblies, now sells a new line of IP69K-rated precision planetary gearheads. These Raptor-SS series gearheads are washdown ready and built with advanced heat-treated materials — with stainless-steel construction or a white epoxy coating.

Raptor-SS gearheads are compact (with lengths from 3.39 to 7.63 in.) and have a captive input pinion; high-torque gear geometry; and exceptional stiffness and loading characteristics. They can mount in any direction and accept input speeds to 6,500 rpm. Service life exceeds 15,000 hours.

The IP69K-rated gearheads come in:

  • One, two, or three-stage configurations (with backlash of 4, 6, and 8 arc-min. respectively) to deliver speed-reduction ratios of 4:1 to 700:1 — with other ratios possible from the three-stage version
    • Standard NEMA and metric configurations — and with other features for quick installation
    • Versions with food-grade grease for food-related applications

Efficiencies are better than 95% for single-stage gearheads, 90% for two-stage gearheads, and 85% for three-stage gearheads in the Raptor-SS series. Operating range is -40° to +250° F.

Raptor-SS gearheads in 023RTX (NEMA) and 060RTX (metric) sizes deliver nominal torques of 17 to 45 Nm; maximum acceleration torques of 22 to 53 Nm; and peak emergency-stop torques of 81 to 107 Nm. Torsional stiffness is 15 arc-min.

Raptor-SS gearheads in 034RTX (NEMA) and 090RTX (metric) sizes deliver nominal torques of 63 to 164 Nm; maximum acceleration torques of 80 to 207 Nm; and peak emergency-stop torques of 277 to 392 Nm. Torsional stiffness is 70 arc-min.

CGI Raptor IPK69P GearboxesBesides stock products, CGI Inc. also supplies customized gear solutions. The manufacturer’s in-house capabilities include:

  • Engineering and design support from initial design and prototyping to full-scale production — collaborating with OEMs to design manufacturable components that meet or exceed design parameters
    • Design and assembly of complete gearboxes with grinding, turning, milling, Swiss-type, and diverse machining capabilities to customize various geared designs
    • Heat treating, laser welding, and electrical discharge machining (EDM)
    • Execution of testing and validation to help customers get industry approvals; support of inventory management and KANBAN integration to streamline supply-chain management

For more information about these capabilities and the new Raptor-SS series of gearheads, visit

About CGI Inc.

From Prototype to Production CGI Motion enables design excellence across a wide range of industrial applications. We thrive on customer driven innovation in precision gearbox, precision machined components and electro-mechanical assembly solutions ranging from aerospace systems to semiconductor applications. We are your design and manufacturing partner helping to differentiate your product, machine or innovation. Our team of problem solving engineers and product managers can bring your application to market on time and under budget. Whether it’s an improvement on a current design or groundbreaking new designs, CGI has the know-how and team to enable design excellence. Connect with us today to explore what CGI Motion can do for you.


COVID-19 Status Update 

Posted by Shannon Weiss on April 07, 2020 in Engineering Capabilities, News
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CGI remains open and able to support all our customers. 

[Updated December 8, 2020]

CGI, Inc. has been deemed an “essential business”. We will continue to remain open and operate during the current Nevada’s “Stay at Home Order”.

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments and have a plan in place to respond to prospect and client needs as quickly as possible, and to move product out the door without disruption.

We are working with our clients by electronic means whenever and wherever possible. Our staff is ready and available by video conferencing, phone, or email to maintain the highest level of service and safety.

CGI, Inc. is committed to the health and safety of our employees. We are following and, in some instances, exceeding the Federal and State guidelines for the Coronavirus.

Thank you for your continued business, please let us know if we can be of assistance as we remain open.


Robert Shouppe

Director of Sales and Marketing

Visit CGI Inc at MD&M West February 11-13

Posted by Shannon Weiss on February 03, 2020 in News
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Visit CGI Inc. at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Booth 1991

We’re pleased to be showcasing our technologies and capabilities at MD&M West February 11-13, 2020 in Anaheim CA at the Anaheim Convention Center. Visit us on the show floor or contact us to schedule an appointment.

MD&M West, now in its 35th year, is where engineers and executives from across the globe converge before going on to change the lives of patients. In addition to the three-day conference covering medtech, 3D printing, and smart manufacturing, the event offers the opportunity to meet suppliers and experts leading the charge to disrupt healthcare.



CGI at the Motion+Power Technology Expo Booth 4018

Posted by Shannon Weiss on September 26, 2019 in News
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Come see CGI at booth 4018 this year at the Motion+Power Technology Expo in Detroit, MI. The Motion + Power Technology Expo connects the top manufacturers, suppliers, buyers, and experts in the mechanical and gear power, electric power, and fluid power industries. No matter which industry you represent, you will gain best practices and new ideas from like-minded colleagues as well as cross-sector collaboration. Learn More>>

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Posted by Shannon Weiss on August 02, 2018 in News
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Company Profile from:

Booth #134638. CGI’s custom gearbox is used to drive the spindle onboard JPL’s latest coring drill test unit for the Mars 2020 mission.

CGI, Inc. was founded in Southern California as “California Gear and Instrument” in 1967 by Don Snow.  As a fledgling gear design and manufacturing company, CGI soon developed a reputation for quality products and innovative solutions, particularly in the medical and aerospace industries.  Garnering customers such as Jet Propulsion Labs and Hall Surgical, CGI continued to grow and in 1990, Don Snow decided to move the business to Carson City, Nevada.  Upon this move, the California Gear and Instrument name formally evolved into “CGI, Inc.”.  Shortly thereafter, CGI became a pioneer in providing standard industrial gearbox solutions along with the established OEM component products that CGI had provided for decades.  In the late 1990s, CGI expanded its facility and in 2006, Mike Madison and Brian Coclich purchased the company from Don Snow.  Despite the challenges of the recession, Mike and Brian have taken the company to new heights making CGI a strategic partner for customers along a broad spectrum of industries.

Read the full article here>>

Dual-Output Gearbox Going to Mars

Posted by Shannon Weiss on June 14, 2018 in News
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CGI’s custom gearbox is used to drive the spindle onboard JPL’s latest coring drill test unit for the Mars 2020 mission.  The gearbox’s dual-output interface provides the ability to switch between the high speed needed to drill and a secondary mode that provides high torque for isolating and extracting samples.  JPL utilized CGI’s engineering support to design and fabricate this fully-customized, dual-output gearbox to meet all performance and interface requirements.


Posted by Shannon Weiss on June 07, 2018 in Jobs, News
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Excerpt from KOLO8 News Now

Sheila McCoy has held a machinist position at CGI Inc. in Carson City for 34 years; she now works as a manager.

“I take pride in treating people on an individual basis. Everyone is not the same, so what would make one have a better relationship with that person,” said Sheila.

She motivates people who run machines worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Just one mistake can cost the company thousands of dollars, but mistakes with her crew are extremely rare because she is very detail-oriented and this makes her a great asset to the company where she works.

She runs her own machine. She has made thousands and thousands of parts in her career. One was used on one of NASA’s shuttles.

“I’m like, I did that? It’s going in something that helps somebody or benefits them in some kind of way, so that really makes me feel good,” Sheila said.

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Carson High School CTE program hosts annual Career Expo

Posted by Shannon Weiss on March 02, 2018 in News
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CGI Inc and other employers on hand for students, parents and the community

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Carson High School Career and Technical Education presented its annual Career Expo Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road. The Expo was open to all students, parents and the community.

Representatives from local colleges, job and career services and branches of the military will provide information on post-secondary options, including the University of Nevada, Reno, Western Nevada College, Truckee Meadows Community College and Sierra Nevada College.

“The economy is back on its feet and that is no exception in Nevada,” Michele Lewis, Carson High School vice principal and CTE administrator, said. “There is high demand in our booming industries for skilled workers and we make sure our students are equipped to meet that demand.”

In addition, employers in the CTE program areas, including CGI Inc., Tesla, Starbucks Roasting Plant, Nevada Builders Alliance, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Timberline Animal Hospital, Panasonic, Bureau of Land Management and many more presented to provide information on career pathways. CTE teachers and students were on hand for tours of their classrooms, as well as to provide demonstrations of skills they are learning.

Lewis said Carson High School is exceptional with its wide range of CTE offerings, and provides more CTE pathways than any other comprehensive high school in the state. In contrast, high schools in Reno and Las Vegas often focus on three of four specific career pathways.

The CTE program is part of Gov. Sandoval’s education initiative, providing instruction at industry levels in six career cluster areas, including professions in agriculture and natural resources management, business and marketing, hospitality and tourism, health science and public safety, information and media technologies, and skilled and technical sciences. Many students will test for and hold national certifications in their chosen fields upon graduating from high school, and some will graduate with college credits or even an associate’s degree.

CTE programs represented at the expo include:

Culinary Arts
Environmental Sustainability
Graphic Design
Health Information Management
IT Service & Support
Mechanical Engineering
Natural Resources
Pharmacy Practice
Sports Medicine
Veterinary Science
Web Design
Welding Technician

Visit CGI Inc. at Gear Expo 2017 Booth #707

Posted by Shannon Weiss on June 13, 2017 in News
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CGI is pleased to announce our attendance at the 2017 Gear Expo Drive and Technology Show. We look forward to seeing you there October 24-26, 2017 in Columbus, OH at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please use our contact form and we’ll connect with you at your convenience.

Since 1967, CGI has consistently been providing for its customers exceptional craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. Known as a world class gear and precision component manufacturer, CGI also offers design and manufacturing of motion control subassemblies. Our team of highly skilled and diverse professionals can take your product from design through assembly. The USA based manufacturing facility is fully certified to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and AS 9100 quality standards.

Click here to get a complimentary Gear Expo pass>>(pdf)

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