Size: An AC gear motor is generally smaller and lighter in weight.
Cost: DC motors can be more expensive to purchase and maintain.
Durability: AC gear motors are more rugged, particularly in wet, hazardous, potentially explosive and corrosive environments.
Speed: AC motor speeds are more precise and can control multiple motors, reach speeds of up to 10,000 rpm (or 1000:1) and maintain the ongoing horsepower needed at above 150 percent of the base speed.
Drives: AC drives have tight speed regulation, adjust well to fast-changing loads and, in closed-loop systems, can regulate speeds to within 0.01 and less.
Operation: AC gear motor drives can reach full torque upon startup and work well when you need constant ongoing torque below 50 percent of the base speed.
Energy efficiency: Insulated premium-efficient AC gear motors operate at cooler temperatures than DC motors.
To learn more about the benefits of AC gear motors, determine if they’re appropriate for your project or place a customer order, contact Sinotech.