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4 Major differences between gearmotors and gearless motors

June 30, 2022

Gear motors and gearless motors hold their significance in the mechanical industry. Both use electrical energy to generate mechanical force like turning or rotating. There are several key factors like torque, size, durability, and cost-efficiency that set gear motors and gearless motors apart from each other.

In this blog, Bauer GMC highlights a few differences between the two types of motors, that should be considered when choosing the right kind that fit your requirement.

Gear motors typically have higher torque output than gearless motors, making them ideal for applications that require high levels of torque. Gearmotors are majorly used in vehicles, cranes, lifts, etc., where high torque is necessary. Gearless motors are typically used in elevator motors.

Another key difference between gear motors and gearless motors is their size. Gear motors are typically larger and heavier than gearless motors, making them less suitable for applications where space is limited. Gearless motors possess fewer parts as opposed to geared motors and thus demand less space.

Finally, gear motors typically have a shorter lifespan than gearless motors. This is because gears are subject to wear and tear over time, while gearless motors do not have any moving parts that can wear out.

As mentioned above, gearmotors have more moving parts. This is why it is necessary to ensure timely and regular maintenance like oiling, greasing, and checking for wear and tears. On the other hand, gearless motors tend to be more efficient and have lower maintenance requirements.

Bauer GMC is your one-stop destination to source high-end gearmotors. Our machines are manufactured under expert supervision and using cutting-edge technology. We at Bauer GMC, strive to make your lives easier. Speak to us today to discover our wide range of quality products.