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Even something as basic as the wipers on the windshield of a car has a very small gear motor that turns the gears of the wiper arms and allows them to move back and forth. Of course, gear motors can also be much larger than this and they can have enough power to move a large industrial conveyor belt or lift a pulley with a heavy load. Read More…

Gear Motors Gear motors come in many different sizes with a range of power outputs, but they are all usually powered by electricity and have a drive shaft that engages with a rotating gear to exert force.
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Leading Manufacturers

Bloomingdale, IL  |  630-980-1133

We offer premium speed reducers and motion control components. These deluxe parts are designed for a wide range of purposes and our engineers are willing to assist you with determining the best speed reducer.

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DieQua Corporation $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  800-423-3169

Cleveland Gear Co. has specialized in speed control technology including a variety of quality manufactured speed reducers since 1912. We have successfully developed speed reducers for material handling, mineral processing, and more. You will find that our products have uncompromising quality, making all others less than the best. We will fulfill your exact requirements and that's what continues to make Cleveland Gear one of the top manufacturers in our industry.

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Cleveland Gear Company $$$

Plymouth, MN  |  800-533-1731

At Zero-Max, you can count on us to provide speed reducers for processing equipment, manufacturing equipment, and machine drive systems. Our inventory features a wide variety of in-stock components in both inch and metric sizes to meet your unique specifications. We have provided speed reducers for many industries including packaging, automation, printing and converting, agriculture, road construction, and more. Contact us today to get started!

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Zero-Max®, Inc. $$$

Salem, NH  |  866-685-0404

Onvio has manufactured high precision components and solutions for over 35 years. Our line of products includes speed reducers, planetary gears, and more. We also provide integrated subassemblies and complete systems. We are committed to working alongside our customers in order to ensure that they achieve their ideal design goals while staying within their budget. Whether your industry is in automation, robotics, or motion control, let our team handle your requirements.

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Onvio LLC $$$

Stratham, NH  |  844-338-8114

ElectroCraft is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of customized gearmotors for a wide range of wheel-drive applications from medical mobility equipment such as wheelchairs and lifts to industrial mobile platform traction systems, such as automated guided vehicles (AGV) and autonomous mobile robots (AMR). Over one million ElectroCraft gearmotors are in service worldwide. Renowned for their smooth, controlled power delivery with high starting torque, our gear motors provideexcellent rough-terrain and curb-climbing performance. Available in a wide range of motor and gearing options, from configurable to fully-customizable, we have a solution to satisfy your specific application requirements.

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ElectroCraft, Inc. $$$

Mineola, NY  |  516-248-3850

Since our inception in 1935, we have been consistently engaged in the manufacture of gears. With the technical skill of our highly-trained employees, first-rate facilities, and accumulated knowledge of the gear industry, we have made several improvements and have a production system capable of satisfying the customers of today all around the world.

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KHK USA $$$

Springville, NY  |  716-592-9310

Winsmith is a leading custom designer offering a complete line of high-quality speed reducers including right angle speed reducers, gear reducers, worm gear reducers and more. We specialize in meeting your power transmission needs. Call today for more information.

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Winsmith $$$
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The motor is encased in a unit that protects it from moisture or impact on the outside. With heavier motors in industrial applications, this casing is usually made from metal for added protection and durability. Inside the casing, the motor engages with a series of reduction gears when it is activated, and the torque from these turns the drive shaft that extends out of the gear motor unit. Typically, a gear is also mounted on this exterior part of the drive shaft in order to exert force on whatever piece of equipment it is being used with.

Parallel Shaft Gear Motor Parallel Shaft Gear Motor - DieQua Corporation

Another application of this can be found in a household or industrial garage door opener. A gear motor is installed inside the unit's box, and this gear motor engages with a gear on a central drive shaft that turns a sprocket connected to the chain that pulls and lowers the garage door. Without a strong gear motor, it wouldn't be possible for the door to be opened or closed at the push of a button.

Gear motors that are purchased on their own for exterior installation usually have a mounting platform built on them so that they can be bolted directly to a surface. This secure setup ensures that all of the torque generated by the motor is used efficiently.

A gear motor manufacturer can consult with you about the best solution for the needs of your application. Having a motor that exerts enough power to accomplish your equipment process is critical if you want a reliable unit the doesn't put too much strain on the motor.