How to Select A Gearbox Reducer?
The gearbox is an important part of power transmission unit. It is used to connect motor and machinery. How can we choose a gearbox for your engineering projects? The process of selecting a gearbox consists of a few steps that define how the unit will perform and how the unit will be mounted.
Common Information for Selecting
The most commonly required information includes:
- Speed and horsepower of the input.
- Desired output speed or desired output torque (will determine ratio).
- Characteristics of use; hours per day, nature of shock or vibration in the system.
- Degree of overhung load.
- Unit configuration, shaft input or hollow bore input, shaft output or hollow bore output.
- Unit orientation, for instance, for a right-angle worm gear, worm over or worm under, shafts horizontal or vertical.
- Special materials; corrosion resistant paints, stainless steel housing and shafts.
The Way to Choose A gearbox
There are four steps to choose a gearbox.
As the gearbox selection process begins, first gather the relevant technical and commercial requirements. It's helpful to use an application checklist when developing the gearbox specification. These parameters, along with some project specific requirements, will be helpful when navigating the selection process.
Next, consider what type of gearbox technology best suits the intended application. Because each application has its own unique characteristics, it's important to determine which of the parameters (e.g. horsepower, efficiency, life, starting torque or noise ratings) are most important to the specific application.
Once the gearbox has been chosen and installed in the application, perform several test runs in sample environments. If the motor becomes too hot, too noisy or stressed, please repeat the motor selection process or contact us.
Requirement to Choose Gearbox
- Industrial gearbox installation type,
- Gearbox size,
- Cantilever and sideload,
- Lubrication oil type,
- Input power(HP or Kw),
- Frequency (Hz),
- Maximum current (ampere),
- Control type.
Geared motor specifications
- Gearmotor Size,
- Required gearmotor Weight,
- Required noise level,
- life expectancy,
- Maintenance level.
Geared motor performance
- Output speed.(r/min,RPM),
- Output torque. (N.m),
- Duty cycle. (Hours/day),
- Horsepower. (HP, or Kw),
- Starting and running torque (full load).
- Ambient temperature,
- Ingress protection (IP) rating.