Nidec Copal U.S.A. Corp. (Torrance,
CA) offers the MG16B brush and LB16MG
brushless metal planetary gear motors.
The metal planetary gear train allows for
higher torque and protection against
shock and vibration loads. Eight gear
ratios from 16:1 to 643:1 are available. The
brush DC gear motor develops a range of
rated torques from 1.42 oz-in at 800 rpm to 42.5 oz-in at 17 rpm. The
brushless DC motor with integrated driver generates 1.42 oz-in at 710
rpm to 42.5 oz-in at 18 rpm. Available voltages for the brush motor
include 6, 12, and 24VDC; for the brushless, voltages are 6 and 12VDC.
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