Benefits of AC & DC Gear Motors

Sinotech    June 9, 2014

A gear motor—whether it’s an AC gear motor or DC gear motor—is a small motor that’s designed to work with a gear reducer. The design of DC and AC gear motors makes sizing the gear reducer and motor simpler.

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DC & AC Gear Motors: Terminology Overview

Sinotech    January 28, 2014

Gear motors—like AC and DC gear motors—have two main components in their integral assembly: a speed reducer and motor. The speed reducer is the part that contains the gears. The motor is AC or DC powered. Gear motors are available in a variety of styles and sizes, and knowing related terms can help you determine the type that’s best for your needs. DC and AC Gear Motor Terms Axial movement: The movement at the ends of input and output shafts. Backlash: The output shaft’s rotational movement when the input shaft is stationary. Center distance: The distance between the center of…

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AC & DC Gear Motor Efficiency Considerations

Sinotech    January 6, 2014

Even though it’s critically important, one of the most misunderstood aspects of gear motors is energy efficiency. While performance is an essential consideration when it comes to AC gear motors and DC gear motors, it’s just as important to look at the efficiency of a motor’s design. General Design Many aspects of a gear motor’s design affect its efficiency. Such aspects include the motor’s weight, size, heat losses and heat dissipation capabilities.  The gearbox itself is can be a major contributor to power loss and drop in efficiency. Energy Use It’s common to find information about a DC or AC…

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Importance of Quality Audits of Offshore AC Gear Motor Component Factories

Sinotech    June 25, 2013

When you need custom AC gear motors, perfection and quality are vital to the success of your product. Seeking an offshore solution is a common option that allows companies to reduce costs, but it comes with the risks associated with cultural and language barriers as well as inexperience. When clients seek an offshore solution for their AC gear motors, items from the DC motor catalog and other motor components, Sinotech always audits the factories it works with from beginning to end to ensure a successful offshore experience. The Components and Importance of a Quality Offshore Audit The best offshore auditor…

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What Affects AC & DC Gear Motor Longevity

Sinotech    April 20, 2013

An AC or DC gear motor is designed to have a long life. The length of that life depends on which type you choose from a gear motor catalog, or custom build, along with its intended purpose. However, the way you stress and maintain a DC or AC gear motor can affect its longevity for better or worse. The following factors affect the durability, performance and efficiency of gear motors: Environment of use. Inappropriate environmental temperatures and high humidity can shorten the life of an AC or DC gear motor. While in use, the ideal temperature range for a gear…

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AC vs. DC Gear Motors: What’s the Difference, and Which Offers More Gear Motor Advantages?

Sinotech    February 11, 2013

Ask an engineer to list the differences between AC gear motors and DC gear motors, and you can expect a quick, concise answer: AC motors are generally smaller, less expensive, lighter and more rugged than DC motors. DC motors, on the other hand, are generally considered better for variable speed operations. Their improved speed control makes DC motors more expensive to purchase and maintain, generally. Given enough time, the engineer might go on to explain the technical aspects that differentiate these two gear motors. If speaking to a layperson, the engineer would begin by explaining that AC stands for alternating…

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