Some aspects that are usually taken into account by machinery manufacturers are the properties of the sounds produced by drive systems. The level and quality (pleasantness) of the gear motor’s sound, where different frequencies come into play, has a significant incidence on the perception of the product’s perfection by the end user. In this article we will study the course of action toward a correct study of speed reducer and actuator sounds. Make a note!
In the following interview with our Sound Engineer, Pedro Poveda, we discuss one of the most concerning issues for our clients when facing an improvement of their speed reducers: the correct measurement of acoustic pressure.
The position of the motor’s shaft in relation to the output shaft of the speed reducer is one of the factors that influence the performance and behaviour of gear motors. In this regard, we can find two main variants: right angle gear motors a.k.a. worm gear motors and parallel shaft gear motors. If we take a look at their properties, efficiency, sound level or durability, we will notice significant differences that make them more or less suitable for each application. Want to know why? Keep reading.
Using oversized or undersized geared motors affects the speed reducer’s service life, its efficiency and the proper functioning of its application. When choosing a speed reducer for a specific movement, we must keep well in mind all the operational parameters or needs of the application. Only then can we choose the proper power for our speed reducer and select the one whose specifications offer the best relationship between efficiency, durability and precision.
Gearbox design involves a great quantity of requirements that we should keep an eye on. This analysis ensures its proper operation and directly influences the effectiveness and efficiency of the speed reducer. How does target performance affect gearbox design? Below we address each of these factors in-depth.
Determining the right load for a motor is paramount, since it improves its optimal performance and allows us to better define its service life. One of the common problems with electric motors is that their performance decreases with loads lower than 50%. Despite overrating being the most common problem, underrating in a motor may be equally or even more damaging. Do you know exactly what is the service factor? This specification tries to measure the external aspects that affect a motor’s performance and cause malfunctions in the gear motor.
We could consider speed reducers as a major invention which, without a doubt, see a greater notoriety and presence in current times, being used in practically every machine around us. But what are the main applications of speed reducers? What elements are they composed of?
On every electromechanical engineering project, it is of utmost importance to think about how each actuation is to be performed. In order to accomplish them, there are different types of gear motors on the market, but the best choice will depend on the movement we want to accomplish, the power, or the space that is available. In this article we introduce you to an actuation system that may be very useful for certain applications: the parallel shaft gear motors. Do you want to learn about its applications and advantages? Keep reading!
There are many types of geared motors that can be used in search for the perfect movement in an engineering project. Taking into account the technical specifications, the required performance or space limitations of our design, you should ask yourself to use one or the other. In this article we will delve on the planetary gear motors or epicyclical gear, so you will know thoroughly what its advantages are and discover some successful applications.
The concept of efficiency in the world of speed reducers is closely linked to the capability of this mechanism to prevent loss of energy. Inside the gearbox, levels of friction between the many parts or the quality of the materials in use may limit the output power delivered by a gear motor.