For applications where variable speeds are essential, typically an AC electric motor with an Inverter or brush motors are used. Brushless DC motors are an advanced option because of their wide Center-drive gear motor acceleration range, low warmth and maintenance-free procedure. Stepper Motors offer high torque and smooth low speed operation.
Speed is typically controlled by manual operation on the driver or by an exterior change, or with an exterior 0~10 VDC. Rate control systems typically make use of gearheads to increase result torque. Gear types range from spur, worm or helical / hypoid depending on torque demands and budgets.
Mounting configurations differ to depending on space constraints or style of the application.
The drives are powerful and durable and feature a concise and lightweight design.
The compact design is made possible through the combination of a spur/worm gear drive with motors optimized for performance. That is achieved through the consistent application of aluminium die casting technology, which ensures a high degree of rigidity for the apparatus and motor housing concurrently.
Each drive is produced and tested specifically for every order and customer. A advanced modular system allows for an excellent diversity of types and a maximum amount of customization to consumer requirements.
In both rotation directions, defined end positions are secured by two position limit switches. This uncomplicated solution does not only simplify the cabling, but also makes it possible to configure the end positions efficiently. The high shut-off accuracy of the limit switches ensures safe operation moving forwards and backwards.
A gearmotor delivers high torque at low horsepower or low acceleration. The speed specs for these motors are normal speed and stall-acceleration torque. These motors use gears, typically assembled as a gearbox, to lessen speed, which makes more torque offered. Gearmotors ‘re normally utilized in applications that need a whole lot of force to go heavy objects.
By and large, most industrial gearmotors make use of ac motors, typically fixed-speed motors. Nevertheless, dc motors can also be utilized as gearmotors … a lot of which are found in automotive applications.
Gearmotors have a number of advantages over other styles of motor/equipment combinations. Perhaps most of all, can simplify style and implementation by eliminating the stage of separately creating and integrating the motors with the gears, thus reducing engineering costs.
Another advantage of gearmotors is that having the right combination of motor and gearing can prolong design life and invite for the best possible power management and use.
Such problems are normal when a separate motor and gear reducer are connected together and lead to more engineering time and cost as well as the potential for misalignment causing bearing failure and eventually reduced useful life.
Developments in gearmotor technology include the usage of new specialty components, coatings and bearings, and in addition improved gear tooth designs that are optimized for sound reduction, increase in power and improved life, all of which allows for improved functionality in smaller packages. More following the jump.
Conceptually, motors and gearboxes could be combined and matched as had a need to best fit the application, but in the end, the complete gearmotor is the driving factor. There are many of motors and gearbox types that can be mixed; for example, a right angle wormgear, planetary and parallel shaft gearbox could be combined with long lasting magnet dc, ac induction, or brushless dc motors.