For applications where adjustable speeds are essential, 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 offer high torque and clean low speed operation.
Speed is typically managed by manual operation on the driver or by an external switch, or with an exterior 0~10 VDC. Rate control systems typically utilize gearheads to increase output torque. Gear types range between spur, worm or helical / hypoid depending on torque demands and budgets.
Mounting configurations vary to depending 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 manufactured possible through the mixture of a spur/worm gear drive with motors optimized for performance. That is attained through the consistent application of aluminium die casting technology, which ensures a high amount of rigidity for the apparatus and motor housing at the same time.
Each drive is produced and tested particularly for each order and customer. A advanced modular system allows for a great diversity of types and a optimum amount of customization to customer requirements.
In both rotation directions, described end positions are secured by two position limit switches. This uncomplicated solution does not only simplify the cabling, but also can help you configure the finish positions efficiently. The high shut-off accuracy of the limit switches ensures safe operation moving 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-acceleration torque. These motors make use of gears, typically assembled as a gearbox, to reduce speed, making more torque offered. Gearmotors ‘re normally used in applications that need a whole lot of force to go heavy objects.

By and large, most industrial gearmotors make use of ac motors, typically fixed-speed motors. Nevertheless, dc motors can also be utilized as gearmotors … a lot of which are found in automotive applications.
Gearmotors have a number of advantages over other styles of motor/equipment combinations. Perhaps most importantly, can simplify design and implementation by eliminating the stage of separately developing and integrating the motors with the gears, therefore reducing engineering costs.
Another advantage of gearmotors can be that having the right combination of motor and gearing can prolong design life and invite for the best power management and use.

Such problems are common when a separate engine and gear reducer are linked together and result in more engineering time and cost and also the potential for misalignment leading to 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 styles that are optimized for noise reduction, increase in power and improved life, which allows for improved performance in smaller packages. More after the jump.
Conceptually, motors and gearboxes can be combined and matched as needed to best fit the application form, but in the end, the complete gearmotor may be the driving factor. There are a number of motors and gearbox types which can be combined; for example, the right angle wormgear, planetary and parallel shaft gearbox can be combined with irrigation gearbox permanent magnet dc, ac induction, or brushless dc motors.