Engineering Notes by Oriental Motor

Welcome to Oriental Motor's "Engineering Notes" Blog:

Products and technology are only valuable when coupled with skilled people and services to support them. ORIENTAL MOTOR U.S.A. CORP. has dedicated over 33 years to establishing a service and support system to better serve customers. It is our goal to provide the best product and service from the design phase, through the sale and beyond.

Our blog will feature:

  • Introductions to New Products and Technology
  • Application Examples, Improvements and Problem Solving
  • Tips and Recommendations for Motor Selection, Installation and Use

Shorten Design Cycles for AGV/AMR Applications With Built-in Features

Posted by Johann Tang on Dec 15, 2018 12:00:00 PM

In the market of electric motors, there are products designed for general purpose applications, and there are motors designed for specialized applications, such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs) or autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).  While standard, general purpose motors work for most applications such as factory automation, sometimes, it may help shorten your design cycle by going with a motor system that already offers the features that you are planning to implement into your design.  In this post, we will summarize some of these features.

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Topics: Increase Stop Accuracy, Closed-Loop Operation, Speed Regulation, Improve Design, Reducing Footprint, Gear motor, Gearhead, Brushless motors, Brushless DC motors, AGV, AMR, Robotics, Flat Hollow Shaft Gearhead

MOTOR CHALLENGE 2: Designing Lighter Equipment by Reducing Motor Mass

Posted by Johann Tang on Oct 1, 2018 8:32:18 AM

With the growing popularity of efficient brushless motors, replacing AC motors with these motors brings several advantages.  In this blog post, we will uncover one of the advantages that can benefit lighter and compact equipment designs.  If we just look at the motors, brushless motors are much more power efficient than AC induction motors.  This means a smaller brushless motor can do the work of a bigger AC motor.  With recent trends in efficiency, brushless motors should be considered during the motor selection process for new designs.

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Topics: AC Motors, Gear motor, Conveyor, Compact motors, Brushless motors, Reducing Mass, Reducing Weight, Reducing Size, Reducing Footprint, Reducing Labor, Easier Installation, Higher Efficiency, Improve Design, Parallel shaft

MOTOR CHALLENGE 1: Minimize Machine Footprint with Right-Angle Gear Motors

Posted by Johann Tang on Oct 1, 2018 8:31:15 AM

Parallel shaft gear motors are the standard configuration in the industry.  However, right angle gear motors are gaining popularity for its ability to minimize the footprint of a machine, such as a conveyor.  Another factor that should be considered is the type of gears used in the gearhead.  While worm gear technology is popular, its gear efficiency can vary from 50~90% depending on gear ratio.  On the other hand, hypoid gear technology keeps its efficiency at 80~95% regardless of gear ratio.  Higher gear efficiency allows more torque to be transferred from the motor to the load shaft, and sometimes allows even smaller motors to be used.

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Topics: Brushless motors, AC Motors, Gearhead, Gear motor, Conveyor, Efficiency, Belt, Coupling, Mounting, Gearbox, Motor, Reducing Footprint, Increase Torque, Speed Synchronization, Reducing Labor, Helical Gear, Spur Gear, Worm Gear, Hypoid Gear, Easier Installation, Reduce Parts, Right-Angle Shaft, Parallel shaft, Improve Design

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