DC Gear Motor Selection Process


A gear motor is an all-in-one combination of a motor an […]

A gear motor is an all-in-one combination of a motor and gearbox. The addition of a gear head to a motor reduces the speed while increasing the torque output. The most important parameters in regards to gear motors are speed (rpm), torque (lb-in) and efficiency (%).

In order to select the most suitable gear motor for your application you must first compute the load, speed and torque requirements for your application.

The motor selection process, at the conceptual design phase, can be challenging.

Design Requirements – A design assessment phase where the product development requirements, design parameters, device functionality, and product optimization are studied.
Design Calculations – Calculations used to determine which motor would be the best solution for your application. Design calculations determine gear ratio, torque, rotating mass, service factor, overhung load, and testing analysis.
Types of DC Gearmotors – The most common electrical motors convert electrical energy to mechanical energy. These types of motors are powered by direct current (DC).

Motor Specifications – Once the design calculations are performed, and the application parameters are defined, you can use this data to determine which motor or gear motor will best fit your application.