Custom gear motors are designed for high torque, low speed applications.
Applimotion introduces custom gear motors for your high torque low speed and low profile applications. The assemblies combine precision gearing and direct drive frameless motor kits to form a new high torque alternative to coupling a servo motor to a traditional gear box. The company combines its ULT, UTH, and UTS low profile frameless motors with the right gearing solution for each project. Combining direct drive motor technology with the appropriate gearing solution may be a suitable alternative for smoothness, low speed, high torque and low profile package. These assemblies include precision bearings and high resolution encoders, and the can run with any traditional servo controller to meet specific power and communications needs. Applimotion can create custom gear motor assemblies ranging in size from 25-mm to 800-mm diameter. For example; a 150-mm diameter 150-mm unit can produce 50 NM of continuous torque and up to 150 NM peak torque. According to the company, a traditional servo motor this size would only produce about 5 NM of continuous torque, and coupled with a gear box, adds two times to the overall length.
Applimotion, Inc., 916-652-3118, www.applimotion.com