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Basic Protection for an AC Gear Motor

December 27, 2017

An AC gear motor has several advantages over its DC equivalent, including durability – however, this does not mean they do not require any basic maintenance or protection. To ensure optimum motor performance, there are a number of fairly straightforward means of protecting your AC gear motor safe from the general wear-and-tears of everyday use.  



You can protect your AC gear motor by performing checks on the…



  • Right Voltage - One of the first things you’ll want to be careful of concerning your new motor is right voltage for its operation. AC motors are designed to work with a given power limit and complying with this limit is crucial. You’ll want to ensure that you are capable of supplying the necessary amount of power for your machine’s function, either through your facility’s present capabilities, or through a transformer to aid in the process.
  • Load Capacity - Always be conscious of the maximum load capacity afforded to the machine. Every motor has its own optimum and maximum capacity, which is determined based on the specific horsepower of the revolving arm. The closer you push your machines to their load capacity, the more frequently they will require general maintenance; they’ll simply wear out faster! Don’t forget about this important measurement when purchasing or using a new AC motor.
  • Brushes - Regularly inspecting the condition of the motor’s brushes will also help protect the motor. Naturally, these motors will achieve the ideal performance rates most frequently if they are working with well-maintained brushes that keep a consistent current.


At Bauer GMC, we provide only the best motors we can provide for you, all of which are designed to work efficiently for a long time. If you can perform regular maintenance checks for your AC gear motor from Bauer, it will undoubtedly become a significant boon for your production and business. Contact us today to request a quote and begin building your own top-quality gear motor!