Learn How a Gear Motor Works

A gear motor is basically a type of electric motor. Just as an electric motor, a gear motor also does not electricity to rotate the blade connected to the shaft. It makes use of an external force to rotate the shaft. This external force is converted into electricity to run the motor. In a gear motor, the energy produced is consumed to rotate a sequence of gears in a cohesive gear train.

There are two main types of gear motors viz. AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current).

The gear reduction system or the gear box is the integral part of a gear motor. The gear box contains either permanent magnets or electromagnets which produces magnetic current. A shaft is connected to the gear box that helps in aggregating the quantity of continuous torque the motor can produce and at the same time reduces the motor's output speed. This is the reason that the motor will not need to pull much current to work and will move slowly and deliver more current.
The major benefit of using gear motors is that driving shaft can be directly attached to the driven shaft.

Gear Motors are used in a lot of equipment including conveyor-belt drives, home appliances, handicap and platform lifts, medical and laboratory equipment, machine tools, packaging machinery and printing presses, case erectors, box taper, hot melt glue pumps, heat shrink tunnels, tape dispensers and conveyor drives.

A servo motor is used when a motor with a fast, precise reaction is required.


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