Advantages of Gearheads: What to Choose and Why
We know that the purpose of a motor is to provide a certain amount of power to produce a specified amount of speed and torque. In applications requiring a large torque load at slow speeds, it is more economical to use a gear motor (aka gearhead) rather than a large enough motor to provide the specified torque. The gearhead is mounted on the front end of the motor and specific gearing provides the overall speed and output torque. There are various types of gearhead technologies. Here, we will focus on Spur compound and Planetary. Spur gears are designed with the concept of having only one transmission point per train.