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4 Factors To Consider Before Selecting A Right Angle Gear Motor

June 17, 2024
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Gear motors have an extensive variety depending on different applications. One such special type of gear motor is the right-angle gear motor. Primarily designed to function in tight spaces, that is not the only factor to consider when choosing a right-angle gear motor. In this blog, 4 more important criteria will be addressed in detail so you can make the right decision.

Selecting A Right Angle Gear Motor

Type Of Gear

Each gear motor uses a different type of gear based on the desired outcome. So what is the ideal type of gear for a right-angle gear motor? The answer is nuanced. Most gear motors of this variety use a combination of spur, helical, and offset gears in tandem to increase the overall torque-producing capacity of the motor.  

Load Capacity

The next factor to consider is the load-bearing capacity of the gear motor. Do you want it to handle a lot of load effectively, or have more speed and performance? This will eventually affect your selection criteria. For instance, helical gears are better suited for handling more load. However, if the actual application doesn’t exert a lot of load, then such a configuration will be inefficient.

Gear Speed

A requirement of high gear speed is a multi-variant problem with a lot of considerations. For instance, balancing speed with the load-bearing capacity of the gear motor. Moreover, factors like temperature and lubrication will also need to be considered as the gear speed increases. If the temperature increases too much, then a cooling mechanism also needs to be in place to ensure the effective functioning of the gear motor.

Operating Temperature

Apart from the internal temperature of the right-angle gear motor, what will be the ambient temperature where it will operate? Is it in a cold environment or will it be placed in a setting where it will be constantly subjected to high temperatures? This factor will require certain reinforcing during manufacturing and installation to ensure durability and optimal lifespan.

For more tips on how to select the right gear motor, reach out to us at Bauer GMC today. With decades of expertise, our technical knowledge is reflected in our truly state-of-the-art products and services. To learn more about our products, reach out to us today.