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How to Select the Right Inline Gearmotor

Choosing the right inline gearmotor can be a complicated task and a challenging process. There are various factors worth considering when selecting the most suitable type, and the key is to identify and understand the various essential requirements required for the application at hand.

1. Understand your Gearmotor application requirements

These include the following:

General Requirements:

Understanding the general requirements for the application at hand includes the following – the envelope size, mounting adjustment, mounting size and type, overhung and side loads, and lubrication type.

Power Source:

Frequency, voltage, maximum current, etc

Gearmotor Specs:

Weight, size, aspired noise level, maintenance activity required, and life expectancy fall into this bucket,

Gearmotor Performance: 

Torque, speed, horsepower, starting and running torque at full load,

Operation Environment:

Application temperatures and ingress protection rating.

2. Select the Correct Gearmotor

Using your requirements list, compare it to the gearmotor specifications of the distinct types that interest you, such as a brushless DC or AC motor, or a magnet gearmotor. Every application has its unique characteristics, and therefore it is essential to note which features are the most important for you. During this planning phase, you may conclude that coordinating a gearbox and a motor independently may adequately suit your requirements.

3. Understand the Torque and Speed requirements of the Driven Load

It is important to comprehend the production speed required, and the starting and running torque. Choosing the precise gearmotor is the focus of matching the output speed (or RPM) and torque to the needs of the application at hand. The gearmotor’s output speed is easily attainable via its product specifications, which leaves both torque components to be ascertained.

After calculating your starting and running torque needs, use the manufacturer’s performance curve for speed, torque, and efficiency to determine a gearmotor that meets your needs.

4. Testing the Gearmotor initially selected

Once a gearmotor has been chosen, it is essential to run numerous tests to guarantee that the motor operates smoothly within a common operating environment. Any issues or concerns that arise from testing should be detailed and discussed promptly with the gearmotor manufacturer.

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