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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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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 $$$

Macon, GA  |  478-746-7623

At B&D Industrial, our speed reducers are engineered for maximum efficiency. We are expanding our product lines to meet the demands of our customers. Our high performance automatic relubrication systems are quality assured. Our speed reducers can be equipped with water cooled housing, hollow-through bore, low backlash, and high quality planetary gearing. Our premier solutions are competitively priced. Give us a call today to learn more!

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B&D Industrial $$$

Cicero, IL  |  708-780-4400

Broadwind Inc is a leading manufacturer of industrial gears and gearboxes. With our expert team, we guarantee quality products with exceptional customer service. We continually strive to solve all of our consumer's challenges!

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Sioux Center, IA  |  712-722-4135

Groschopp, Inc. is a leading supplier/manufacturer of speed reducers, gear reducers, right angle speed reducers, planetary gear speed reducers, gear motors and more. We have perfected product designs, delivered expert technical assistance and provided superior product performance for over 70 years. Our motors can be shipped to your door in two days.

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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.