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3 Tips To Ensure The Long Life of Gearmotors

September 29, 2022

A gear motor is a small motor powered by electricity with an integrated gear reducer. Also known as the geared motor, this type of electric motor functions as a torque multiplier and speed reducer. Several industries rely on gearmotors for their day-to-day operations. These motors are also economical and durable. However, if not taken care of properly, geared motors tend to break down. In this blog, we highlight simple tips to ensure the long life of your gear motors. 

Tips to ensure the longevity of gearmotors

Keep the environment clean and dry:
A gear motor's performance is vastly impacted by its working surroundings. A dusty or humid environment will negatively impact its output speed, torque and several factors. Conversely, a clean and dry environment will ensure there is no clogging due to dirt and debris. This is one of the most effective ways to ensure their longevity.

Clean regularly:
It is inevitable to keep the working environment of your gear motor clean and dry beyond a limit. Some amount of dirt and debris will certainly enter the casting. To avoid them from causing trouble, it is highly recommended to clean the motor regularly. This will help keep the air vents, ducts and moving parts remain free of dirt and debris and can function smoothly.

Conduct periodical checks and part replacements:
Any damage to the gear motor, except for external ones, is difficult to spot. Hence, periodical checking and maintenance are recommended to identify any internal damage and repair it before it leads to further damage. Any damaged part should be immediately replaced if it is beyond repair. However, such check-ups and maintenance must only be done by a qualified technician.

Follow these simple measures to ensure the longevity of your motors. Speak to us at Bauer Motors GMC to source the best-in-class gear motors and gear reducers.