Gear Motor Basics - An Introduction to Gear Motors

Selecting a gear motor can be complicated. Which do you choose first, the reducer or motor? How do you know which motor types can work with which gearbox types? Groschopp's goal with this nine part video series is to equip you with the information and tools you need to match gearboxes and motors. Along the way, we'll discuss the advantages, disadvantages and characteristics of our three gearbox types - Parallel Shaft, Planetary, and Right Angle. Once you've become familiar with each style, we'll explain two different ways to match these reducers to the appropriate motor. For additional resources regarding motor selection, watch our video series, 'How to Choose an Electric Motor.'