Tips for Selecting Your DC or AC Gear Motor

140 Watt 100mm AC Gearmotors

140 Watt 100mm AC Gear Motors

When you design a new application, the type of gear motor that you use can maximize its efficiency and potential. By selecting an AC or DC gear motor based on the application’s requirements, you can ensure it is the perfect one for the job. Continue reading

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New Generation BLDC Motors Replace Servomotors in Some Applications

1 - 3 watt 35mm Brushless DC Motors

1 – 3 watt 35mm Brushless DC Motors

Introduced by manufacturers in the last few years, a new generation of small BLDC motors is bringing performance benefits that once only expensive servomotors offered. The efficiencies that brushless DC motors offer result in cost savings. Continue reading

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Cost Saving BLDC Motors Compete with High-Grade Brush Motors

External rotor BLDC motor with embedded controller

External Rotor BLDC Motor with Embedded Controller by Sinotech

When seeking motors for an application, some people opt for brush-type motors over brushless DC motors because of the assumed cost savings. While embedded controller BLDC motors are initially more expensive than high-quality brush motors, they end up being more cost efficient when one considers the direct and indirect savings. Continue reading

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The Evolved Motion Technologies in Automotive Die Stamping

Custom Metal Stampings by Sinotech

Custom Metal Stampings by Sinotech

Though automotive die stamping is common, other industries are taking advantage of benefits offered by die stamping to create items like electronic products and medical devices. Continue reading

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Benefits of AC & DC Gear Motors

AC and DC Gear Motors

Various AC and DC Gear Motors by Sinotech

A gear motor—whether it’s an AC gear motor or DC gear motor—is a small motor that’s designed to work with a gear reducer. The end shield on the motor’s drive end has two functions. The side of the end shield that doesn’t face the motor supports the gearing and has a fastening and sealing provision for the gear housing. The side that faces the motor supports the rotor bearing and has a fastening and sealing provision for the integral rotor shaft pinion. The design of DC and AC gear motors makes sizing the gear reducer and motor simpler.

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BLDC Motors vs. Brush DC Motors: Understanding the Differences [Infographic]

This infographic examines the differences between BLDC motors and brush DC motors. Learn more about the components of both motor types, the key differences and get some fun fact takeaways about the brushless DC motor market!

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Capacitive Technology & BLDC Motors

88 MM Brushless DC motors

70 to 110 Watt BLDC Motors by Sinotech

As new applications for brushless DC motors become available, the related technologies continue to evolve. The latest applications to take advantage of the benefits of BLDC motors are capacitive-sensing technologies that use capacitive touch switches, like elevator buttons, digital calipers and MP3 players. Continue reading

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Understanding Stepper Motor Driver Circuits

Stepper MotorsDiver circuits directly influence the performance of stepper motors. A driver is an electrical circuit or component that controls another circuit or component in a device. Stepper motor manufacturers generally use driver circuits to optimize a motor’s driver system, meet winding parameters and make the best use of the winding space available. Continue reading

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AC & DC Gear Motor Lubrication Best Practices

AC & DC Gear MotorsThere is truth behind the notion of a well-oiled machine. The life of a lubricant in AC or DC gear motors is directly related to its temperature. As lubrication minimizes friction within a gear motor, it lowers the generation of heat. For every 25-degree decrease in a gear motor’s temperature, the lubricant’s life doubles. Consider the following tips to keep your machinery running at an optimal level. Continue reading

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Increased BLDC Motor Efficiency with Optical Encoders

Optical encoder bldc motorsFrom DVD players to air conditioners to portable medical equipment, you can find BLDC motors in a variety of applications. The brushless DC motor is increasing in popularity because of its long lifespan, increased stability and efficiency. With the help of optical encoders, BLDC motors can meet the precise design requirements that you seek. Continue reading

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