Written by [google_authorship] on 2nd October 2020
There are a lot
of different types of gearmotor with many variables to consider when
identifying the right one for any given application. To help with the selection
and specification process, here is a quick guide to working with gear-motors.
Determining Gear Motor Size
As YB Components
are experienced gearboxes suppliers, we know
that improper sizing is usually one of the most common mistakes made when
selecting a geared motor unit.
When you are determining
the required size of a geared motor unit for a particular application, there are
two important factors regarding the gearbox output shaft that you must consider
first. These are its speed measured in rpm, and how much torque it can produce.
To figure out the torque multiplication from input to output, you will need to
understand the gearbox ratio, which is determined by the gear train within a gearbox
multiplying torque from the input side to the gearbox output shaft.
While the speed
and the torque requirements of the application are most important factors, you
should also pay attention to the service factor. The gearbox service factor is the
ratio of the gearbox-rated torque to the application’s required torque. This
factor can determine how long the geared motor will last.
Increasing Gearmotor Energy Efficiency
Try to minimise
inefficient gearing when you want to maximize the overall efficiency of a geared
motor unit system. An example of inefficient gearing could be a right-angle
worm-gear reducer, which is not actually necessary because of the plentiful
space to work with. These types of gear-motors can be as much as 50% less
efficient than the more directly aligned parallel shaft reducers with their more
efficient spur and helical gears.
Sometimes it is also
possible to increase a gear motor’s efficiency by swapping out the permanent
split capacitor AC motor with a permanent magnet DC motor.
efficiency also depends on the loading of the gearbox. There
can be a big difference between the efficiency of a gearbox running a normal
load and one running heavier loads. Also bear in mind that a lighter load combined
with a higher gearbox ratio is unlikely to produce maximum efficiency. Higher
ratios are generally much more efficient with heavier loads, and vice versa.
Use Reliable Gearboxes Suppliers
inevitably need replacing so it is important to know where to get replacement
components and all the different kinds of gear-motors that you might need for
keep local stocks of products designed and built by the world’s best gearboxes
manufacturers including Bauer and Zurrer Gearboxes. They are ready to ship out fast
and free all over the UK and the rest of the world so you can find the right
size gear-motor to keep your operations running at maximum efficiency.
If you require any gear-motors
from renowned manufacturers like Bauer or Zurrer Gearboxes, then contact
who are the UK’s leading gearboxes suppliers.