Industrial gearboxes are great tools that can be used to boost an existing business's operational output through greater efficiency. Utilizing a high-performance gearbox to reduce speeds, increase torque, and lower inertia helps to reduce operational system operations thereby saving costs for the business.
Industrial gear reduction systems offer a number of benefits to both the manufacturer and the customer. Manufacturers who utilize high performance gears have discovered that they can lower their costs for parts as well as labor because of lower overhead costs. The gear reduction in turn means more profits and less waste.
There are a number of different types of gear reduction systems on the market today. Gear reducers come in two main forms - passive and active. Passive gear reduction systems use inertial force sensors to maintain a constant rotation speed when a piece of gear is being used, which allows the user to operate the gear at the highest possible efficiency without incurring additional costs.
An active gear reducer utilizes a motor to provide speed and torque to the gear reducer. In some cases the motor also has an inertial force sensor built into it. These systems work best with continuous speed or high torque devices. They can however be effective with high torque devices only if these are purchased after the initial purchase of the motor and controller.
The first thing to look at when shopping for an industrial gear reducer is the type of motor you are going to purchase. There are some high-quality motors available on the market today which have many different features such as high torque, quiet operation, easy to use controls, and no moving parts. A good example of one of these motors would be the Bosch M600 series. Other high quality motors for the gear reduction industry are the Honda and Bosch VMAX series.
Once the motor and controller has been decided upon it is time to begin looking at various types of motors for the gear reducer. The main difference between active and passive motors is in the amount of power they provide. Active gears provide more power than passive ones. This power can usually be obtained in a different form such as electrical energy, kinetic energy, or mechanical energy. The amount of power can vary depending on the type of the motors chosen.
For an experienced user, choosing industrial gear reducers with high torque can make a noticeable difference in the cost per unit. It is important to look for industrial gear reducers which have a low-load limit so that they do not add too much work to the operation of a machine. Many users choose gear reducers with low load limits simply because they require minimal maintenance and run quietly in a clean environment.
If the application for the gearbox is very heavy, a higher torque will be required. High torque may require more electricity, but this extra electricity can translate to longer operating times. It is always advisable to consider the overall cost of each type of motor before purchasing.
Another consideration when buying industrial gear reducers is how easily they can be serviced. If you need a new or replacement part for the unit, it should be simple to replace one. Some industrial gearboxes can be easily repaired if there is a problem with the motors or controllers. Most of the time, replacing gears and drives on the other hand is not an option. This is why it is always beneficial to have a technician come out and inspect the parts to ensure they are in working order before the equipment is used again.
Industrial gearboxes come in different sizes as well as do different types of motors. Most manufacturers offer their products in the standard sizes, which are the standard A through G. There are special orderable sizes that are available as well. If you want to order a custom size you can always request one.
While a lot of thought and careful shopping has gone into the parts for the industrial gear reducer, there is one last consideration that is not often considered. You need to consider whether the motor and controller will fit the type of drive you are considering using.
A lot of power and torque are required to run heavy duty drives but a very small amount of drive can be provided by a slow-running drive. So it is extremely important to determine which type of drive you will be using prior to purchasing. Once you have made these important considerations you should be ready to order and place your order.