The Advantages of Geared Motors

Geared motors are the next step in mechanical development. They are made up of a gearbox that is directly attached to the motor. This eliminates the need for a motor adapter and coupling since the motor pinion meshes directly with the high-speed gear in the gearbox. Eliminating these additional components results in a lighter, more compact solution, as well as fewer wear components, resulting in less maintenance for you and your team. 

A geared motor has several other advantages. Let’s go through the top seven benefits of using a geared motor.

High Torque Output

When using a geared motor, the torque is multiplied by the gear ratio and gear efficiency. A geared motor produces more operating and holding torque than a normal, ungeared motor. Along with increased torque production and stiffness, numerous other benefits may be obtained, however, torque is the starting point for everything.

Speed Reduction

Gearheads are sometimes known as “speed reducers.” Gear ratios are also known as “speed reduction ratios” at times. While speed controllers now handle speed reduction, gearheads were formerly employed to lower the speed of a motor. When using a geared motor, the speed of the motor is divided by the gear ratio. An 1800 RPM AC synchronous motor with a 5:1 gearhead, for example, will run at 360 RPM.

Drive Large Inertial Loads

In comparison to an ungeared motor of the same size, the inertial load that can be turned by a geared stepper motor or servo motor rises by the square of the gear ratio. Essentially, geared motors can drive an exponentially larger inertial load.

Increased Axial and Radial Load

The increased strength and stiffness of a geared motor increases both axial (thrust) and radial (overhung) stresses. A 25W KII Series AC induction motor, for example, has an axial load of 101 lbs and a radial load of 22 lbs.  

Increased Rigidity 

Geared motors are more robust and resistant to torsional stresses. As a result, as compared to conventional motors, geared motors are less prone to problems caused by load torque variations. Even when the load fluctuates, high stability and position precision may be expected. For example, higher gear friction in a geared motor gives more holding torque, allowing a surveillance camera to remain in place even in high gusts.

Improved Damping Characteristics

A geared motor can improve damping effects more efficiently when the inertial load is considerable or the acceleration/deceleration rate is high. When opposed to an ungeared motor, this guarantees more steady performance, especially when beginning and stopping. Geared motors are suitable for applications requiring the driving of a large inertial load, such as an index table.

Savings On Expenses

The use of a gear motor to increase torque and decrease speed eliminates the cost of running the system. Gear motors’ efficiency and dependability give immediate benefits to an application. Several gear motors are low-cost, simple to install, and need little maintenance, resulting in less unexpected downtime to replace the gears.

Gearing Evolution

Emerging applications in recent years have put new demands on gearheads and gearmotors. For example, the food-processing industry now requires products that withstand harsh washdowns and temperature extremes. Integrated gearmotors excel here, because they eliminate the motor- gearhead seam that traps water and food.

As you can see, geared motors come with multiple benefits, and these are just a few of them! However, to truly leverage the benefits of geared motors, you need a professional manufacturer in Germany, like us a Premium Transmission. Contact us today for more information or to get a quote.