For applications where variable speeds are necessary, typically an AC electric motor with an Inverter or brush motors are used. Brushless DC motors are a sophisticated option because of their wide swiftness range, low temperature and maintenance-free procedure. Stepper Motors offer high torque and simple low speed operation.
Speed is typically managed by manual operation on the driver or by an external switch, or with an external 0~10 VDC. Rate control systems typically make use of gearheads to increase output torque. Gear types range between spur, worm or helical / hypoid depending on torque needs and budgets.
Mounting configurations differ to based on space constraints or style of the application.
The drives are powerful and durable and show 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. This is achieved through the consistent 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 advanced modular system allows for a great diversity of types and a maximum degree of customization to client requirements.
In both rotation directions, described end positions are safeguarded by two position limit switches. This uncomplicated solution does not just simplify the cabling, but also can help you configure the finish positions quickly and easily. The high shut-off precision of the limit switches ensures safe operation shifting forwards and backwards.
A gearmotor delivers high torque at low horsepower or low quickness. The speed specs for these motors are regular speed and stall-quickness torque. These motors use gears, typically assembled as a gearbox, to lessen speed, which makes more torque offered. Gearmotors are most often used in applications that need a whole lot of force to move heavy objects.
More often than not, most industrial gearmotors make use of ac motors, typically fixed-speed motors. However, dc motors can also be utilized as gearmotors … a whole lot of which are used in automotive applications.
Gearmotors have several advantages over other styles of motor/gear combinations. Perhaps most of all, can simplify design and implementation through the elimination of the stage of separately developing and integrating the motors with the gears, hence reducing engineering costs.
Another benefit of gearmotors is usually that having the right combination of electric motor and gearing can prolong design life and allow for the best power management and use.
Such problems are normal when a separate motor and gear reducer are connected together and result in more engineering time and cost as well as the potential for misalignment causing bearing failure and ultimately reduced useful life.
Developments in gearmotor technology include the use of new specialty materials, coatings and bearings, and also improved gear tooth Center-drive gear motor designs that are optimized for sound reduction, increase in power and improved life, all of which allows for improved overall performance in smaller packages. More after the jump.
Conceptually, motors and gearboxes could be blended and matched as needed to best fit the application form, but in the finish, the complete gearmotor may be the driving factor. There are a number of motors and gearbox types which can be mixed; for example, the right angle wormgear, planetary and parallel shaft gearbox could be combined with long term magnet dc, ac induction, or brushless dc motors.