A geared motor is combined with an electric motor and a gearbox. The gearbox makes it possible to control the speed and torque of the motor. The fact that the speed and torque can be regulated makes it possible to use smaller motors, resulting in lower operating and maintenance costs.

There are different types of geared motors: parallel shaft gearboxes, angular gearboxes and planetary gearboxes .

It depends on the design of the gearbox whether a geared motor is suitable for light, medium or heavy duty or for short or long duty cycles. Geared motors are used in many industrial applications. For example, in the beverage industry. There they move bottles, containers and crates and are used for filling or sorting empties.

How geared motors work

Geared motors work as torque and speed converters. As a rule, the gearbox slows down the rotational speed of the motor and at the same time transmits significantly higher torques than the electric motor alone could provide.

The highly efficient, three-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor from Danfoss VLT OneGearDrive has an optimized bevel gearbox and can therefore increase productivity and significantly reduce energy costs. In addition, the motor without a fan prevents the risk of dirt and airborne germs being sucked in and blown back into the ambient air. Thanks to its high degree of protection, it can be used without restriction and is also easy to clean because it has an aseptic coating and is therefore resistant to detergents and disinfectants.