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3 Key Indicators for Replacing Your Gear Motor Drive

January 06, 2020

Gear motor drives are fundamental components in the transportation of heavy equipment, raw materials, and other industrial processes.


An essential part of the operations of any industrial facility, gear motor drives are pivotal in a wide range of mechanical applications your business relies on.


It is for this reason that it is important to know when your gear motor isn’t working as reliably as usual. Knowing what to look for when it comes to gear drive maintenance can end up saving your money and time in the long run.


In today’s blog we’ll discuss 3 red flag symptoms that may indicate that it’s time to replace your old gear motor drive.


Rough Speed Reduction


New gear motors have the capacity to handle speed reductions and increases seamlessly. With proper maintenance and lubrication, your gear motors should continue to function reliably over the next few years.

However, if it appears as though your gear motor drive isn’t operating as smoothly when it comes to speed reductions and increases – it might be time to consult the advice of a gear motor specialist to see if drive replacement is a viable option.


Peculiar Noise


If you hear loud whirring noises that are uncharacteristic of your gear motor, it might be worth conducting maintenance to ensure it isn’t an issue that will impact daily operations. Gear motors emit noise – but for anything out of the ordinary – it’s better off just to consult a gear motor technician.


Years in the Making


While it’s true that gear motors and its various components are manufactured to stand the test of time, it’s still important to conduct regular maintenance inspection checks to ensure your machine is functioning properly and safely. If for whatever reason – it’s been years since your last check-up, it is advised that you still check in with a gear motor technician to assess whether any increased wear and tear could negatively impact operations in the long run.

While gear motors are manufactured to be tough, durable, high-performing machines, it is also true that nothing lasts forever.