For electrical and mechanical design engineers in the process of developing applications, choosing a gearmotor can be a tricky and arduous process. Can motors and gearboxes be purchased separately and then matched for an application? Is it better to specify a pre-engineered gearmotor? What are the differences?
Focusing on how to choose the right motor/gearbox combination for your OEM application; Engineering Manager, Seth Hulst and Design Engineer, Loren Kamstra explain cost optimization, performance and other critical application considerations. Outlining the basic motor and gearmotor types and the advantages of each choice will help a designer more easily calculate and choose the best gearmotor for the required application. Even if a new gearmotor is not needed immediately many of the ideas presented will help audit a current gearmotor’s performance within an application.