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Food Grade Gearhead Motor Solves Problem for Packaging Manufacturer

Gearhead motors can be ideal for the food and packaging industries if they are selected with several key features. A manufacturer of machines for gluing, fill, sealing and diverting food...
On August 1, 2017

Overcoming Motor Inertia - The Five Things You Need to Know

Most engineers recognize that gearheads can be used to create a better inertia match between the object that is being moved and the motor being driven. Put simply, it is dictated by the gearhead ratio...
On June 8, 2017

Gearheads | 4 Things to Manage Heat Generation

Design engineers developing applications using servo motors and gearheads must lend consideration to thermal issues. Machine performance requirements have become significantly more demanding, making...
On August 31, 2016

The Power of Gears to Lower Motion System Cost

Gearing is used in only one-third of the motion control systems currently in service. Gearless system owners take note: using a gearhead with a servo motor or using an integrated gearmotor can enable...
On June 2, 2015

What You Should Know About Gearhead Sealing

Applications involving machines for gluing, fill, sealing and diverting of food containers for the food processing industry often use planetary gearheads. The motor and gearhead need to be...
On December 23, 2013

When to Use Gearing in Motion-Control Designs Part 2 of 2

The appropriate use of gearing in your motion control application can make it run at lower rpms and provide more torque. Should you decide to use a gearhead, available configurations include...
On June 13, 2013

When to Use Gearing in Motion-Control Designs Part 1 of 2

Estimates say that only about one-third of the motion control systems in service use gearing, although there are good reasons for doing so. For example, when your motion control system must run...
On June 13, 2013

How Gearheads Reduce Inertial Mismatches Solving Design Challenges

Gearheads can solve inertial mismatches created by design updates and changes. It's interesting how improving designs can sometimes create a whole different set of challenges. For example,...
On November 18, 2010

Basic Facts About Gearhead Backlash and Lost Motion

When it comes to gearheads, any lost motion contributes to position error, can complicate control efforts, and can introduce magnified dynamic loading on components. Many reduction technologies try...
On September 24, 2010

Electromechanical Technologies and Key Markets

Electromechanical is the technology of controlling mechanical devices via electricity. Parker electromechanical systems and components improve precision and increase productivity. Electromechanical...
On January 20, 2010