Technical Articles

Groschopp, Inc. has published these technical articles:

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When searching to buy an electric motor or gear motor for your application, it is important to consider requirements beyond speed, torque, power and voltage. In this article, we will discuss 20... (View Full Article)
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As temperatures drop well below freezing in many parts of the country and snow continues to fall, winter equipment gets more and more use. For salt spreaders, pumps and other applications using... (View Full Article)
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Selecting the right motor can be a challenging task, and finding a motor that matches your speed, torque and power requirements is not enough. There are many factors that need to be taken into... (View Full Article)
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Efficiency in Fractional HP Motors & Gearmotors" provides overview of efficiency as it relates to other design considerations such as power source, operating cost, temperature, purchase cost and size.... (View Full Article)
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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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It is important to understand your application and duty cycle requirements because applications running intermittently can fit into smaller motor packages than those running continuously at the same... (View Full Article)
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Load capacity, usable life, envelope size, and cost: all are very important considerations when designing a gearbox. However, accurately accounting for efficiency losses is a frequently forgotten... (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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Before learning how to use a VFD, one must first understand what it is and what purpose the control serves within an application.... (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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A thorough comprehension of the of the task requirements in a motion application is vital to the successful launching of a product to market. When one element is overlooked it causes delays and added... (View Full Article)
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When buying a standard, off the shelf motor, it can be difficult to find the correct motor size and performance for a given application. The natural reaction is to err on side of "bigger is better" so... (View Full Article)
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Use this design checklist, along with the Ingress Protection (IP) and Temperature Class charts to gather data about your application. The speed vs. torque comparison graph is helpful in selecting the... (View Full Article)
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The oil versus grease debate is much more complicated than simply thick or thin, long lifespan versus short, easy maintenance procedures versus harder ones. There's a good possibility that you might... (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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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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Induction and synchronous motors, while both classified as AC, have some rather diverse constructional and operational characteristics, with the presence of slip being the most prominent factor.... (View Full Article)
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The Basics of Motor Selection? whitepaper is written to assist readers in the motor selection and customization process. Focusing on four electric motor types (AC Induction, PMDC, Universal and... (View Full Article)
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Brushed and Brushless DC motors have two traits that make them easy to control for several applications. The first is the relationship between voltage and speed, and the second is the relationship... (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)
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Originally, gears and the structure that houses them (called gearheads, gear reducers or gearboxes) were created for two main reasons: 1.To increase motor torque 2.To enable more adjustments to be... (View Full Article)
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The golf course, the cheese factory, the printmaking shop and the carnival-these are all places (plus many more) where universal motors will be found. Similarly, just as the location of these... (View Full Article)
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Three phase induction motors have been a popular choice for many industrial applications for a number of reasons: *Non-complex construction - they don't require permanent magnets, brushes or windings... (View Full Article)
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Flat motors are undeniably useful in applications with limited space and odd orientations. However, beyond the size issue, many other DC, AC, Brushless, and Universal motor types can be customized to... (View Full Article)