Gearmotors pair a gearbox with an electric motor. Their modular design allows a variety of gearbox styles, reduction ratios, and motors to be used in order to fit the application’s requirements.
Helical gearboxes make use of helical gears and can be used for right angle and parallel shaft applications. Rather than the teeth being parallel to the gear’s axis as in a spur gear, helical gear teeth are cut at an angle.
Right angle gearboxes are used when the input and output shafts are oriented 90° from each other. Many different styles of gearbox can accommodate this, including helical, worm, and bevel gears.
Worm gearboxes utilize a screw-like worm turning a circular worm gear. Their axes are positioned 90 degrees from each other. Single and double reductions cover a wide range of ratios.