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The Different Types of Gear Motors

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There are a variety of gear motor types, each with special functions.

  • Right-angle geared motors - These are electric motors coupled with a gear reducer. Right-angled gear motors are commonly used in automation equipment for food services, agriculture, and medicine because of their compact nature.
  • Inline geared motors - Inline geared motors are formed from one body piece, which reduces the potential for wear and deformation. These are ideal for rugged applications for industries like cement manufacturing, power, shipping, and more.
  • Parallel shaft geared motors - These use high-quality gears to reduce the speed of a machine's operation. Parallel shaft geared motors are often used in stirring machines that mix large vats of liquids.
  • Planetary Gear Motors - Planetary Gearboxes are used on high precision motion control applications that require a high torque, high torsional stiffness and low