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4 Ways To Know It's Time To Retire Your Helical Gear Motors

February 25, 2021

Helical gear motors play a huge role in most industrial and commercial operations. They form primary components of top-tier vehicles and machines, providing different levels of torque transmissions depending on the needs and application of the machines. But, over time, even the best motors break down.

Here are four accurate ways to know if it's time to replace helical gear motors.

Loud and  Clanky Operation

All helical gear motors produce a certain noise during their operation. Experienced personnel, who use these motors frequently, know the acceptable level of noise produced during operation. If your operator tells you that the machine is producing a loud, clanky, and jarring sound consistently, then it's a clear sign that it's time to retire your gear motors immediately. 

Does Not Produce Consistent Torque Throughout The Day

All your daily machine operations require consistent torque levels to guarantee results that are pin-precise for every iteration. If your helical gear motors fail to produce the needed torque transmission for your operations, it can spell trouble for your brand's reputation. It is worth replacing your motors than having a logistical nightmare involving product manufacturing callbacks from clients and vendors. 

Produces a Weird Smell During Operation

In addition to producing a consistent sound, gear motors also emit a certain scent during their normal operational phase. However, if you smell a weird oily or burning scent, then it is most likely that your motor requires maintenance and troubleshooting. The source of the burning smell could be lubricants leaking into different components or the machine requiring a repair or replacement. 

Operators Spend More Time on Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting is an important part of a machine's daily maintenance that skilled personnel perform at the end of each day. However, if your operator is frequently spending time on maintenance even during production and operational hours, then there's certainly something wrong with your gear motors that may warrant a replacement soon.

If you haven't yet found a reliable supplier of top-tier gear motors for your production line and other commercial operations, look no further than Bauer Gear Motors to provide you with the best choices. With over 85 years of manufacturing one of the most reliable helical, spur, and other gear motors and drives, we believe in delivering only the best products to our customers.