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A Step-By-Step Guide To Maintaining Gear Motors

July 26, 2022

A gear motor bears huge importance in various industrial settings, to the point where any damage to it could halt operations. Gear motors usually function round the clock, so the risk of downtime is also increased due to its constant wear and tear. 

Manufacturing units often opt for high-quality gear motors to ensure longevity and durability. However, even the sturdiest gear motor will wear out without timely and proper maintenance. In this blog, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide to maintaining your gear motor.

A Step-by-step Guide to Maintaining Gear Motors

Maintain hygiene:
Not just healthy parts and components but also a clean and healthy surrounding is important for the durability of a gear motor. Make sure you maintain your workshop in good cleanliness so that the dust and dirt won't impact the gear motor's working temperature. Gear motors should also be dusted and brushed clean regularly.

Conduct regular inspections:
Regular inspections will help you identify errors and mend them before they result in catastrophic failures. This is one of the best measures to save time and money.

Check for overheating:
Overheating is one of the most common reasons for failure in gear motors. It can happen due to continuous operations. There are many ways to identify overheating in a gear motor like discolouration of the external paint, emission of smoke from within and melting of plastic components among others. It is essential to find the reason for overheating and fix it before it turns into a full-blown issue.

Spot evident wear and tear:
Gear motors possess numerous components that work in tandem to provide output. This is why internal and external wear and tear is a common phenomenon. They must be spotted and repaired without any delay.

Perform a vibration analysis:
A gear motor usually functions in a noisy environment which makes it difficult to identify any changes in gearbox noise. A vibration study of the internal components will help you avoid any unprecedented damages.

By following these recommendations you will ensure seamless operation of your gear motor, or you can simply rely on Bauer GMC to source your gearmotors. Our products are known for their supreme quality and impressive durability. Contact us today to learn what other services and products we offer!