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Unfortunately, energy efficiency is subjective; what is efficient in one company or in one application will undoubtedly be inefficient in another application, even if the specifications are similar.... (View Full Article)
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Are all gears really alike? The answer is definitely no! There are four basic styles of gears. *Spur Gear: The spur gear has a helix angle of 0° *Helical Gear: This is an angle toothed gear. The angle... (View Full Article)
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When specifying and selecting a gearmotor, it is critical to know and understand the gearmotor system power, not just the motor power. When specifying or selecting a gearmotor for an OEM application,... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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The torque constant, Kt, of a motor is a very useful parameter for sizing and controlling motors showing a linear speed / torque relationship. Both DC brush type and brushless motors exhibit this... (View Full Article)
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Understanding and accurately specifying your application environment is crucial to selecting the right product, insuring you get maximum performance and the longest life from the motor/gearmotor. Use... (View Full Article)
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Noise is often the single toughest challenge faced by design engineers when developing products especially in medical applications. The inherent noise issue with many types of motors is the brushes.... (View Full Article)
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Highly specialized medical procedures such as joint replacement and trauma surgery require automated operating room tables that can be positioned with extreme accuracy. Just as important as positional... (View Full Article)
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One of the most critical parts of this type of motor is the interface between the brushes and the commutator. Poor material selection and improper design considerations can affect both the life and... (View Full Article)
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When making initial design decisions about motor and gearbox/speed reducer types, use these graphs and charts to narrow in on the best types based on your application characteristics. This graph maps... (View Full Article)
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For design engineers in the process of selecting components for an application the motor or gearmotor can be one of the more difficult components to source. There are several key design parameters... (View Full Article)
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The universal motor, an often maligned old workhorse, is a particularly adaptable motor, and still proves very useful in many applications.... (View Full Article)