With heightened focus on budgets and time to market, engineers continue to face a quandary when designing new electromechanical machines and equipment: whether to design “around” a standard off-the-shelf gearmotor or to specify a custom gearmotor meeting their exact requirements. In response to growing concerns on this issue, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. has analyzed its customer interactions and relationships and produced a new white paper covering the “10 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Custom Gearmotors”.
“We’ve taken a non-Bison-specific approach in this white paper so that design engineers as well as OEM purchasing authorities will find it helpful, no matter what size or type of gearmotor they may use or who their supplier may be,” said John Morehead, Bison Gear vice president, strategic planning and marketing. “The most important finding, drawing on nearly 50 years experience, is the necessity to involve one’s gearmotor supplier’s application engineers as early as possible in the design process. Inevitably, that ensures the best overall machine performance, durability and cost position.”
Some of the other key issues covered in the white paper include the value of proprietary gearmotor specifications, reasonable lead time expectations for custom engineered prototypes, benefits of an expanding product portfolio, production scalability and value-added opportunities.
The new four-page white paper can be downloaded at BisonGear.com.
Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.
Filed Under: Motion control • motor controls, Motors (gearmotors)