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Everyday Applications of Gearmotors

September 12, 2019

Gearmotors play a pivotal role in a large array of industry applications, but they are also evident in everyday life. Chances are, you’ve utilized some sort of machine that relies on a gear-based motor to function.  The primary purpose of such motors are the same – to act as a source of power for equipment operations. The motors generate power by producing high torque while simultaneously retaining low horsepower motor output.


Motors can be further sub-categorized into alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) motor types. Energy output of both AC and DC motors are described as revolutions per minute (RPMs) – with most motors averaging anywhere from 1,200 to 3,600 RPMs.


Today we’ll discuss some of the places and applications in which you might find gearmotors in your everyday life.


Coin-Changing Equipment

AC and DC motors can be found in applications that require coin changing to occur such as in laundromats, car washes, and in arcade games (i.e. pinball, pool tables, etc.)

Peristaltic Pump Systems

Both AC and DC motors can also be found powering applications and equipment that require the pumping of various liquids such as in dishwashers, washing machines, and medical components.

Hospitality and Food Service Industry

Certain food services equipment will also rely on AC and DC motors in dispensing and rolling applications i.e. dispensers, rollers, and rotisserie ovens.

Sports Equipment

Baseball pitching machines, tennis ball machines, and volleyball training machines all use gear motors to automatically send baseballs, tennis balls, or volleyballs at various speeds and styles.

Fan Oscillation

Gear-based motors also power the oscillation of industrial-grade fans found in anywhere from large sports facilities to carpet mills and chicken coops.


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