For applications where adjustable speeds are necessary, typically an AC electric motor with an Inverter or brush motors are used. Brushless DC motors are an advanced option because of their wide speed range, low warmth and maintenance-free operation. Stepper Motors provide high torque and clean low speed operation.
Speed is typically managed by manual operation on the driver or by an exterior change, or with an exterior 0~10 VDC. Swiftness control systems typically utilize gearheads to increase output torque. Gear types range between spur, worm or helical / hypoid based on torque needs and budgets.
Mounting configurations vary 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 manufactured possible through the combination of a spur/worm gear drive with motors optimized for performance. That is accomplished through the constant application of aluminium die casting technology, which ensures a high amount of rigidity for the gear and motor housing simultaneously.
Each drive is produced and tested specifically for every order and customer. A sophisticated modular system allows for a great diversity of types and a optimum amount of customization to client requirements.
In both rotation directions, described end positions are guarded by two position limit switches. This uncomplicated solution does not just 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 shifting forwards and backwards.
A gearmotor provides high torque at low horsepower or low rate. The speed specs for these motors are normal speed and stall-speed torque. These motors make use of gears, typically assembled as a gearbox, to lessen speed, which makes more torque obtainable. Gearmotors ‘re normally utilized in applications that need a lot of force to go heavy objects.
More often than not, most industrial gearmotors make use of ac motors, typically fixed-speed motors. However, dc motors may also be utilized as gearmotors … a whole lot of which are found in automotive applications.
Gearmotors have several advantages over other styles of motor/gear combinations. Perhaps most of all, can simplify design and implementation by eliminating the step of separately creating and integrating the motors with the gears, thus reducing engineering costs.
Another benefit of gearmotors is certainly that having the right combination of engine and gearing can prolong design life and allow for the best possible power management and use.
Such problems are normal when a separate electric motor and gear reducer are connected together and lead to more engineering time and cost along with the potential for misalignment leading to bearing failure and eventually reduced useful life.
Advancements in gearmotor technology include the utilization of new specialty materials, coatings and bearings, and also improved gear tooth designs that are optimized for sound reduction, increase in strength and improved life, all of which allows for improved overall performance in smaller deals. More following the jump.
Conceptually, motors and gearboxes can be blended and matched as needed to best fit the application form, 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, the right position wormgear, planetary and parallel shaft gearbox can be Center-drive gear motor combined with long term magnet dc, ac induction, or brushless dc motors.