Gearmotors on the move: Driving AGVs

When someone uses the term “driverless vehicle,” what probably comes to mind is some iteration of the driverless cars that auto manufacturers and technology companies have been testing for the past few years. But driverless vehicles have been around since the 1950s, when wire-guided vehicles, now known as “AGVs,” were first used for industrial applications.

Now available in higher ratios: Dodge Quantis gear reducers and gearmotors

The Baldor Dodge Quantis product family — a full line of modular gearmotors and gear drives — has expanded to offer four and five stages of gear reduction for all three types of gear arrangements; in-line helical (ILH), offset parallel (MSM) and right angle helical bevel (RHB). Quantis reducers and gearmotors can now be configured in ratios over 7,500:1

Brushless DC Motor with Right Angle Hollow Shaft Hypoid Gear

The BMU Series is now available with an optional space and cost saving right-angle hollow shaft hypoid JH gear. The new compact, high-output and high efficiency gear is currently available for the BMU Series 120 W (1/6 HP) motor. 200 W (1/4 HP) and 400 W (1/2 HP) motor models will be available soon. High

BGA 22 – Ironless BLDC motor now available with gearboxes and integrated controller

The BGA 22×22 dCore from Dunkermotoren is now available with a suitable gearbox, encoder and controller. The innovative, ironless, axial flow design of the BGA 22 provides definite advantages such as zero-cogging torque, low vibration, and very low audible noise. In addition to this new motor, there is a four-quadrant controller, BGE 6005 with CANopen

Innovative linear axes from Dunkermotoren for public transport applications

The product portfolio of Dunkermotoren provides for almost every requirement the right drive solution. Since decades the company from Bonndorf in the Black Forest supplies the public transport with a wide range of rotative drive solutions. The brushtype and brushless DC motors of Dunkermotoren can be combined with different types of gearboxes and accessories of

Bison adds two new members to their board of directors

In a move to strengthen their independent board as they continue to further diversify their product and service capabilities, Bison is pleased to announce that Jack De Leon and Richard Drexler have accepted positions on Bison’s Board of Directors. Both gentlemen have extensive leadership experience in the industry and will help guide the organization as

Bison undergoes corporate restructuring to maximize customer focus

Bison Gear & Engineering Corporation has always been a solutions driven organization, working with customers to ensure they are providing the best products for their applications. While that remains a core competency, Bison recognizes that in today’s ever-changing business environment they need to be even more responsive and customer-focused than ever before. This includes the

Gearmotors enhance material handling energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is an ever growing concern and a focus point in the manufacturing and material handling portions of the supply chain industry, not only to reduce cost and time, but also to help protect the environment. Gearmotors, electric motors, speed reducers and ac vector drives play key roles in improving the energy efficiency of

Angular gearbox in SpiroTec design

In addition to its planetary and worm gearboxes, Dunkermotoren developed the SpiroTec gearbox and incorporated it to the product portfolio. The centerpiece of the series STG is the helix tooth wheel set. This allows for the reliable transfer of high torque minimal axial offset while still fitting into a small installation space. Because the internal

Power and functionality unified

With the BG 95 CI, Dunkermotoren successfully launched a compact drive based on a brushless DC motor with an output power of over 1 kW. The drive with its integrated control and power electronics can provide 1100 W continuous mechanical output power and has an integrated CANopen interface for an easy integration into a CANopen network. With voltage variants

Worry free mixing with heavy-duty spread bearing design

NORD offers several variations of the VL heavy duty spread bearing designs, all which have specific features and advantages based on the specific mixing and agitating application requirements. The first variation, VL2, offers reinforced output shaft bearings with increased bearing distance. This spread bearing design accommodates for high overhung thrust loads and allows for longer

Groschopp: Motor Search Made Easy

Many search tools in the electric motor industry only allow you to choose search parameters from a drop-down menu. The problem with this method is that drop-down menus limit search combinations, making it difficult and time consuming to find a motor that fits your exact specifications. Groschopp’s new motor search tool utilizes a grid layout

Groschopp Launches User-Friendly Website

Groschopp Inc. recently launched a mobile-friendly website that focuses on making the search for a motor or gearmotor simple for the user. The website,, adds a new motor search tool that enables users to easily maneuver through Groschopp products. “Motor manufacturing websites can be overwhelming to use because of the complex navigation options. Our

Gearmotors deliver efficiency in packaging applications

In packaging, the demand for smaller, lighter, reliable and energy-efficient power transmission components is constant. A new entrant into the efficient power transmission market is the ie3 premium efficiency gearmotors, which offer increased efficiency over standard IE1 models throughout the speed range and initiate less mechanical stress, which directly translates into long-term energy savings. The

Webinar: How gearmotor technology increases vertical pump drive efficiency

In today’s high-volume pumping applications, energy efficiency and cost control are more important than ever. A new solution using low-pole-count induction motors and proven gear motor technology offers effective results to these important challenges. Learn more by viewing the webinar playback which discusses this alternative to large, high-pole count, synchronous motors. This new technology provides

Webinar: Quantis Configurator Update

The NEW Quantis Configurator is an easy to use tool to assist you in the selection of gear reducers or gearmotors for your application. We would like to invite you to view the on-demand webinar presented by Ben Hinds, Product Manager for Baldor•Dodge Tigear-2 and Quantis products. Ben covers many features of the Baldor-Dodge Quantis

Bison expands hypoid gearmotor line with PowerSTAR flange mount gearmotor

Bison Gear and Engineering is further expanding their PowerSTAR hypoid gearmotor product line this year. The first new addition to be launched is the PowerSTAR 725 Flange Mount Gearmotor. This new gearmotor boasts the same performance and energy efficiency advantages as the current PowerSTAR line, but it also features an alternate mounting capability, making it

Gearmotors safe to use around food and beverage

Special greases or lubricants are needed if industrial equipment could incidentally contact food at any point in a food and beverage application. H1 grease is a food-grade lubricant used in food processing environments and as part of the Class H1 lubricants, is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and may be used on

WITTENSTEIN wins Hermes Award 2015

WITTENSTEIN has won the 2015 Hermes Award at this year’s Hannover Faire in Germany. Chosen from a field of almost seventy entrants from ten different countries, WITTENSTEIN won the award for its revolutionary new Galaxie Drive System. Deutsche Messe’s annual Hermes Award technology prize is open to all companies and institutions exhibiting at the Hannover

The new DCX motors and GPX gearboxes

Now even stronger, more efficient and with yet more combination options: There are new additions to the maxon family of X drive products. Several long versions of brushed DC motors, with higher torques and more power, are being added to the product range, together with matching planetary gearheads. Each of the 3-stage versions can now

Overlapping Overset Meshes Open New Prospects for CFD Simulation of Moving Gear Systems

by Christine Klier, PhD A common difficulty in the simulation of complex fluid flow problems is that not all geometry can be well represented using a single, contiguous grid. This is especially true for the case of relative motion between components. Overset grids can be used to track relative motions with computational efficiency and recent

Bison Launches New & Improved 881 Gear Reducer

Lighter weight with more power, the NEW 881 56C parallel shaft gear reducer is a perfect solution for a wide array of applications. Available now on and through our network of distribution partners, the 881 reducer is part of Bison’s comprehensive In-Stock, Instant Ship program and offers same day shipment for orders received before

CGI INC. Launches New Web Presence and Same Day Shipping

New site features and same day shipping program key for distribution and direct OEM fulfillment Carson City, NV – CGI, Inc. the leading manufacturer of custom precision gearboxes, precision assemblies and mechanical sub-assemblies, today announced the launch of an all new website featuring new tools, product information and launch of same day shipping. Over

QC Industries Launches iPad App for Conveyors

QC Industries launched an iPad app to help end users navigate their product offering and configure their own conveyors for quoting. The QC Industries’ Conveyor Guide app includes detailed literature on QC Industries’ Automation Series and Industrial Series low profile conveyors, including the popular AS40, 125 Series and InnerDrive conveyors. From within the app, users

Multi-stand pallet conveyor system

The solar industry has unique requirements for handling PV panels. Wafer-based solar module manufacturing processes are extremely sensitive, demanding smooth vibration-free, clean and efficient transport. The Glide-Line transfer system handles the high volume production needs of these projects. “Stress can cause almost invisible micro cracks in photovoltaic modules which, once installed, lead to a loss