ABM DRIVES INC is Open for Business

ABM DRIVES INC is Open

ABM DRIVES INC is Open

Thanks to the effort of all ABM Team members at our German Headquarter and Polish Assembly Factory as well as our dedicated suppliers the ABM plants are open and continue to produce electric motors and gearboxes needed in essential industries such as material handling, medical and many more.

The North American Team is working from home but still ready to support you for any electric motor or gearbox requirements. Send us a mail or give us a call.

Gabriel Venzin
President
Phone: 513-332-7256
e-mail: [email protected]
About the Company

ABM DRIVES INC. is the North American subsidiary of ABM Greiffenberger Antriebstechnik GmbH one of the leading international system providers of high-profile, high-performance drive solutions for machines, plants and mobile devices. Founded in 1927, with its head office in Marktredwitz, Bavaria, the company belongs to the senata Group since the 1st October 2016. The senata Group is an owner-managed medium-sized family company with an annual turnover of nearly 470 million € and more than 2,480 employees at present.

At several national and international production sites, an average of approx. 330,000 drive units is produced annually for most diverse applications in the field of machine and plant engineering. The continuous growth of ABM Greiffenberger is due to a productive, committed and reliable cooperation with customers worldwide.

ABM DRIVES INC.
394 Wards Corner Road
Suite 110
Loveland, OH 45140
Phone: 513 576 1300
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.abm-drives.com
member of senata – group

Top Ten Electric Motor Selection Tips

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10. Consider PMAC for same torque as AC Induction in a smaller, lighter motor.

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Permanent Magnet AC (PMAC) motors are a growing alternative to AC Induction motors, which for decades have been the workhorse of almost any electrical motor application.

PMAC motors preserve the reliability and simplicity of the ac induction motor while offering higher efficiency, synchronous operation, and the opportunity to use a smaller frame size.

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9. Use the best lamination bath impregnation process for optimum thermal management.

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Impregnating stators strengthens stator winding electrical insulation, protects against chemicals or harsh environments, and enhances thermal dissipation.

Driving out air pockets from the electric winding enhances the thermal conductivityof the winding.

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8. Balance at operational speeds using high standards.

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Bearing vibration readings are normally taken on three planes. Vertical vibration may indicate a mounting problem. Horizontal vibration may mean a balance problem, whereas axial vibration may indicate a bearing problem.

Unbalance can also be caused by centripetal forces at the bearings.

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7. Select low-friction bearings suited for application speeds.

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Ball bearings are more suitable for high-speed applications than roller bearings.

Consider additional forces such as unsymmetrical air gaps causing magnetic pull, out-of-balance forces, pitch errors in gears, and thrust loads.

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6. Consider rare earth versus ferrite (ceramic) magnets.

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Neodymium rare earth, samarium cobalt magnets or ferrite (ceramic) magnets are used in PMAC electric motors.

Rare earth magnets are two to three times stronger than ferrite or ceramic permanent magnets but are more expensive.

Samarium cobalt magnets are optimal for high-temperature applications because of their high energy density.

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5. Optimize design of rotor/stator laminations to show a sinusoidal magnetic field.

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ABM synchronous motors with high-performance permanent magnets come with a sinusoidal flux distribution as well as Electro-Motive-Force.

Stator windings for distributed windings are identical to asynchronous motor windings. It results in lowered vibration, noise and maintenance cost as well as increased overall performance.

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4. Select an inverter to provide sensorlessoperation & optimize programing.

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PMAC drives can “self-detect” and track the rotor’s permanent magnet position. Critical for a smooth motor start and also allows for optimum torque production.

Programming the controller settings to attain optimum efficiency is becoming more and more important with the ever-increasing efficiency regulations.

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3. Use high grade copper for more conductive windings and to optimize density.

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Use of more copper by optimizing the stator lamination slot design increases the cross-sectional area of stator windings. This lowers resistance of the windings and reduces losses due to current flow.

A high-efficiency electric motor can have up to 20 percent more copper in the stator winding.

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2. Optimize cooling fan for minimum power, while providing adequate cooling.

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A cool motor runs more efficiently. To obtain the best airflow, optimize the cooling fan and fan shroud design. Assuring a tight bond between the stator and motor housing provides the best cooling performance.

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  1. Select duty cycle for peaks/shocks in a specific time period.

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What torque and speed is needed when and how often?

What are the ambient conditions such as temperature, humidity and elevation?

Even the most efficient motor will not perform to its utmost efficiency if used for the wrong application.

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Choosing a Gearbox Drive and Electric Motor Supplier

When choosing manufacturing partners during a machine build, remember that there are two methods for choosing a gearbox and electric motor supplier. One is selecting a pre-engineered unit and the other is choosing a gearbox-motor combination and integrating them into the equipment.

Pre-engineered gearmotor solutions are suitable if a design engineer doesn’t have the time or engineering resources to build a gearmotor in-house — or if the design needs a quick setup. New modular approaches to support OEMs (and enable new machine tools, automation, and design software) now let engineers get reasonably priced gearmotors even in modest volumes.

Contact: Gabriel Venzin, President, ABM DRIVES INC, +1-513-576-1300, [email protected].

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Introducing the Rytec Corporation NEW FlexTec™ Door – Soft Edge Flexibility, Lasting Durability

ABM DRIVES INC is a Global Partner with Rytec Corporation for Industrial Applications

Rytec uses ABM DRIVES right angle drive gearmotor, Rytec is a Global Partner.

FlexTec™ is the new high-performance, soft-edge door from Rytec. This new, flexible fabric door features advanced technology plus the industry’s longest mechanical warranty available – assuring unmatched day in, day out durability. Soft edge virtually eliminates entrapment concerns and extra protection is ensured for all types of traffic – safeguarding environments and providing continuing operations. Ideal for interior applications where entrapment concerns require a flexible, soft edge. FlexTec™ can be built up to 12′ wide by 12′ high. Quiet, low-friction Drive System (patent pending). Learn more.


Choosing a Gearbox Drive and Electric Motor Supplier

When choosing manufacturing partners during a machine build, remember that there are two methods for choosing a gearbox and electric motor supplier. One is selecting a pre-engineered unit and the other is choosing a gearbox-motor combination and integrating them into the equipment.

Pre-engineered gearmotor solutions are suitable if a design engineer doesn’t have the time or engineering resources to build a gearmotor in-house — or if the design needs a quick setup. New modular approaches to support OEMs (and enable new machine tools, automation, and design software) now let engineers get reasonably priced gearmotors even in modest volumes.

It’s true that one benefit to selecting a separate motor and gearbox and then combining them can less expensive than choosing a pre-engineered gearmotor. Another benefit to this approach is that one may be able to design the most optimized gearmotor for the application at hand … because this approach also gives the design engineer the most control over the final configuration and cost.

No matter the approach to gearmotor selection, be sure to continually improve the design by comparing predictions of performance with measurements. Then use the result of the analysis to improve next gearmotor iteration.

Contact: Gabriel Venzin, President, ABM DRIVES INC, +1-513-576-1300, [email protected].

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Demonstrating ABM DRIVES INC Gearboxes and Electric Motors

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

Novi, MI / USA
September 10 – 12, 2019

When the first Model T Ford rolled off the Piquette Avenue plant assembly line in Detroit, transportation was revolutionized. Henry Ford had created an affordable automobile millions of people drove every day.

Today, transportation is being revolutionized again with the creation and production of electric and hybrid vehicles that are affordable for millions.

So, it’s fitting that each year engineers, innovators, and thought leaders converge a few miles away from that assembly line for a conference and expo dedicated to the next innovation in transportation.

Come be part of today’s auto revolution. Evtechexpo.com


Choosing a Gearbox Drive and Electric Motor Supplier

When choosing manufacturing partners during a machine build, remember that there are two methods for choosing a gearbox and electric motor supplier. One is selecting a pre-engineered unit and the other is choosing a gearbox-motor combination and integrating them into the equipment.

Pre-engineered gearmotor solutions are suitable if a design engineer doesn’t have the time or engineering resources to build a gearmotor in-house — or if the design needs a quick setup. New modular approaches to support OEMs (and enable new machine tools, automation, and design software) now let engineers get reasonably priced gearmotors even in modest volumes.

It’s true that one benefit to selecting a separate motor and gearbox and then combining them can less expensive than choosing a pre-engineered gearmotor. Another benefit to this approach is that one may be able to design the most optimized gearmotor for the application at hand … because this approach also gives the design engineer the most control over the final configuration and cost.

No matter the approach to gearmotor selection, be sure to continually improve the design by comparing predictions of performance with measurements. Then use the result of the analysis to improve next gearmotor iteration.

Contact: Gabriel Venzin, President, ABM DRIVES INC, +1-513-576-1300, [email protected].

Gearbox and Electric Motor Drive Units for Forklifts

TDF230 ABM Greiffenberger Compact Gearbox & Electric Motor

‘Your Vision is our Drive’

ABM Greiffenberger develops efficient forklift drives for traction, lifting and steering for its customers. As a system supplier the company from the Upper Franconian town of Marktredwitz offers all drive components from a single source. TDB series bevel gears and TDF series parallel shaft gears were some of the products that could be seen at LogiMAT. They are powerful, energy-saving and reliable in daily use.

Fast movement and smooth transport of goods in various sizes and weights are important factors in intralogistics. Accordingly there are also high demands on the drive technology. Gearboxes from ABM Greiffenberger feature impressive driving comfort and safety. They meet strict environmental and emission requirements. In the expanding electrification, that amongst other benefits provides noise reduction in storage and warehouse uses, the company sees further growth in market potential.

The gearbox solutions from ABM make high gradeability and acceleration of pallet trucks possible. Even at low speeds forklifts can be controlled precisely – with highly dynamic steering. Thus operators can maneuver them more easily, even in tight spaces. ABM offers ready-to-install plug-and-play systems which are available in modular form according to a platform concept. Motor, gearbox and sensors can easily be integrated into different vehicle types.

TDB series bevel gears can be used for a variety of purposes.

TDB230_254_Kombi_ABM Greiffenberger Compact Gearbox and Electric Motor

Figure 1: Type TDB 230/254 Kombi bevel gears from ABM Greiffenberger can be used for wheel diameters of 230 and 254 mm.

They are found in reach trucks, tow tractors, autonomous transport systems and sweepers/scrubbers. The components are powerful and highly efficient. Even with small batteries, users can work reliably for long periods. The TDB series was extended with a drive that can handle output torques up to 750 Nm. With an unchanged installation space, the drive torque was once again increased by 15% over the predecessor model. ABM Greiffenberger designed the series to be compact. The vertical motor mounting and the further optimization of gearbox components such as gearing and housing lead to a small envelope circle: the user benefits from a space saving gearbox installation.

ABM Greiffenberger developed the bevel gearboxes for wheel diameters of 230 and 254 mm and a wide range of applications and great flexibility: application-specific combinations of gear ratio and motor output can be easily realized. The series is also available in combination with an integrated steering drive and redundant steering monitoring right on the drive wheel. For ‘driving’ ABM offers temperature monitoring via a temperature sensor. Motor speed recording is done via an incremental encoder with up to 64 pulses per revolution. Use of a regenerative AC technology is also possible. An electromechanical holding brake takes care of parking and emergency stopping. The overall design thus offers a wide variety of functions and combination options. Now both developers of customized individual applications and OEM project managers for cross-fleet platforms have the ideal drive for their respective application available.

TDF series: Quiet Running and Plenty of Power

TDF230 ABM Greiffenberger Compact Gearbox & Electric Motor
Figure 2: The high-contact-ratio helical gear technology used in the TDF parallel shaft gear series from ABM Greiffenberger guarantees maximum efficiency and quiet running.

TDF series parallel shaft gears impress through their high efficiency, quiet running and longevity. Especially quiet running is stressed over and over by users. This is made possible by the highly optimized helical gear technology used by ABM Greiffenberger. The gearboxes are suitable for use in pallet trucks and three-wheel sit down forklifts, amongst others. The die-cast aluminum alloy housings used with sizes 200 and 230 mm ensures lightness, high stability and corrosion resistance. The housings for versions with wheel diameters 254 and 471 mm are are made out of robust ductile iron.

ABM offers the TDF series with a motor output of 1.2 to 4.7 kW. The maximum wheel torques range from 435 to 1,400 Nm. The gears can be supplied with different gear reductions based on the applications. ABM Greiffenberger can develop customer-specific housings for a cross-fleet platform design and large vehicle volumes. Even with the TDF series, precise motor speed recording for smooth deployment is possible.

System supplier with high-level development expertise

With the trade fair presentation, the drive specialist displayed its strengths as a system supplier with a high level of consultation and development expertise. It supplies all products, both motors and gearboxes, from a single source. With additive manufacturing even complex prototypes can be quickly produced. Modern testing technologies, motor dynos and a laboratory for materials analysis ensure high quality in design and engineering already at the development stage. With its in-house aluminium die-casting foundry, the company has attained a prominent position in the production of gearbox housings. The parts are produced with high process reliability on automated and flexible machines and machining centres. Robot-controlled manufacturing cells and winding lines enable consistent series quality.

ABM Greiffenberger has always paid special attention to ensuring close customer relationships and intense market monitoring. Based on its modular and extensive portfolio, the drive specialist develops application-tailored space- and cost-optimised systems with maximum benefit to the user.


Choosing a Gearbox Drive and Electric Motor Supplier

When choosing manufacturing partners during a machine build, remember that there are two methods for choosing a gearbox and electric motor supplier. One is selecting a pre-engineered unit and the other is choosing a gearbox-motor combination and integrating them into the equipment.

Pre-engineered gearmotor solutions are suitable if a design engineer doesn’t have the time or engineering resources to build a gearmotor in-house — or if the design needs a quick setup. New modular approaches to support OEMs (and enable new machine tools, automation, and design software) now let engineers get reasonably priced gearmotors even in modest volumes.

It’s true that one benefit to selecting a separate motor and gearbox and then combining them can less expensive than choosing a pre-engineered gearmotor. Another benefit to this approach is that one may be able to design the most optimized gearmotor for the application at hand … because this approach also gives the design engineer the most control over the final configuration and cost.

No matter the approach to gearmotor selection, be sure to continually improve the design by comparing predictions of performance with measurements. Then use the result of the analysis to improve next gearmotor iteration.

Contact: Gabriel Venzin, President, ABM DRIVES INC, +1-513-576-1300, [email protected].

Save the Date for ProMat 2019

Your Vision is our Drive.
Your Partner for individual Systems Solutions.

ProMat 2019 ABM Drives inc.

Warehouse logistics systems demand optimally tuned complete solutions to assure smooth, durable, reliable, energy efficient and maintenance free operation of the drive technology.

From April 8 until April 11, 2019 we present to you at the ProMat 2019 at Booth N6523 a cross section of proven products as well as new product releases for the container and pallet conveying technology that exactly meet these requirements.

Please be our guest and convince yourself in a personal discussion of the capabilities of our system solutions individually and flexibly adapted to your needs. Thought-out for every detail our perfectly tuned components can easily be integrated in any system.

We cordially invite you to visit us in the North Hall 3, booth N6523.

The ABM DRIVES INC. team is looking forward to your visit.

Your Vision is our Drive.
Your Partner for individual Systems Solutions.


Mechanical Engineering News from DESIGN WORLD
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How to design gearmotors for extreme ambient conditions

The Importance of Product Design

By Bradford L. Goldense, Contributing Technical Expert, MACHINE DESIGN Magazine, Jan 24, 2019.

(Thanks for the great article, “The Importance of Product Design.” This along with the article about digital twins, “How Does One Get Started with PLM and the Digital Twin?” made for a good February 2019 issue.)

When was product design not important? Product design has always been important. It is almost a law of nature. When was quality not important? This too is practically a law of nature. The elevation of both areas began back in the 1980s. For industrial design, service firms such as Design Continuum, IDEO, and a couple-dozen others formed into an industry as enabling 3D and surface design technologies also came of age. And user-interface (UI) engineering began its related roots as electronic devices emerged. For product quality, first Deming, Juran, Crosby, and others brought great techniques. Then came Jack Welch at GE, and Six Sigma spread widely a decade later. Currently, factors indicate that the competencies of product design are on the way to their next heyday. Several new groups of design requirements are converging in the same timeframe.

3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Options: 3D printing emerged in the late 1980s and has been maturing for three decades. In 2018, it turned the corner to also become a production technology. BMW, Audi, Boeing, GE, Stryker, and others started using additively manufactured production parts. Hooray for 3D, but the challenges just grew for designers. Many more important decisions should now be made earlier. As a prototyping tool, manufacturing decisions could wait. But as a production-design tool, all the responsibilities of production design should be taken on if minimizing time-to-market is a goal. Designers also face increased choices when deciding how best to create production parts and assemblies with now six types of manufacturing processes to choose from (MDSep ’18). The choices directly affect product cost and profitability.

IIoT- & IoT-Enabled Products: Designers are increasingly having to “sensorize” products that will be manufactured in an industrial internet environment. As automated production grows, designs must progressively provide for transmitting data back and forthwith factory equipment during manufacture (MD Apr ’17). Materials, finishes, coatings, and other external and surface design trade-offs are becoming more complex to balance the needs of GD&T, inspection, and testing, with industrial internet sensing and interactivity. Further, designs must increasingly accommodate an array of sensors to maximize the value of information attained after the product leaves the factory and engages the IoT in the customer’s environment (MD Nov 16). Many corporations are repositioning their product strategy so that the value of the data collected by sensors in IoT-enabled products will eventually overtake the value of the physical product itself.

Industrial & UI Design Needs: The importance of product appearance and the desire of owners to customize interfaces have been growing steadily for a dozen years. Apple’s launch of the iPhone raised the bar and fueled the next great wave of UI design. It didn’t take a wizard to see that good UI design increased revenues and profits. UIs are just part of the overall product design, however. UI real estate requirements get traded off against total real estate, which is the larger subject of industrial design. With most products being sold globally, threading the needle on an industrial (and UI) design that is globally appealing is critical. Recently, corporations and researchers began examining the extent to which good industrial design also affects the top and bottom lines. The impact on revenues and profits is greater than previously thought. A UK study found good designs also increased exports by 5% (MD Apr ’16).

Environmental, Materials, Miniaturization: Environmental design considerations have been growing steadily, and they increasingly differ by country and region. Design for Environment, Design for Disassembly, Design for Recyclability, and other eco-sphere DFX approaches are evolving. Not counting the many new 3D printing materials and metals, materials available to designers for all types of manufacturing processes are also growing. Then, on the horizon, is a new wave of miniaturization as MEMS and nano components come of age.

Future Product Design Masters: In the future, the best product designers will have mastered the numerous ways of blending appearance, usability, and functionality, with increasingly smaller earth-friendly capabilities and data sciences that enable the majority of the product’s value to be realized after it has left the building.

Top Ten Gearbox and Electric Motor Noise Questions

Top Ten Noisy Gearmotor Questions

10. Why is my gearbox & electric motor squeaky? Frankly we have never heard of one of our types of gearbox & electric motor described as squeaky! It would mean that there is a serious problem with a part of the system rubbing against one another.

9. What causes gearbox whine? Gear whine is created by the gears as they mesh and is amplified by resonances in the housing’s ribs, beams, and sides.

8. How does the gearbox housing amplify noise? Vibration is generated at the gear mesh because of time-varying mesh stiffness, manufacturing errors and assembling errors. This vibration is transmitted to the housing through shafts and bearings. The radiated noise is induced from the vibration of the housing.

7. Why does my gearbox rattle? Gearbox rattle is a sound that is excited by the driving source such as the electric motor.

6. What causes gearbox noise? Gearbox noise isn’t just a gear problem – it’s a system problem. Physical interactions between gears can excite system dynamics, so most gear noise doesn’t originate from the gears.

5. How do bearings cause gearbox noise? The asymmetric gear noise spectrum arises from amplitude and frequency modulation of gear-mesh excitation produced by low-frequency manufacturing and assembly errors. Gearbox and electric motor sounds from gear mesh, bearing rotation, lubricant movement, motor vibrations and interaction of the housing all contribute to the overall sound generated.

4. Can you prevent gearbox noise? It’s impossible to eliminate all gearbox noise, because it’s impossible to cut perfect gears. Even if one could, it’s impossible to limit the effect of system dynamics. One can only minimize and control gearbox noise to the extent that it won’t be considered problematic or audible.

3. How do you reduce gearbox & electric motor noise? To solve gearbox & electric motor noise problems, the first step is to determine the type of noise that is objectionable. What’s considered gear noise depends on the speed of operation. Use qualitative and quantitative terms to describe how design factors and manufacturing mistakes play into the noise equation. Then discuss with the design team (and potential suppliers) the problems of gear noise, dynamics, measurement, and modeling.

2. What is gearbox noise? Gear noise is generated by tooth-to-tooth load transfer that causes pressure-pulse trains radiating through the gearset and motor housing. The noise’s frequency is the product of gear rotational speed and the number of gear teeth. Most types of gear noise occur at tooth mesh frequency or harmonics in the audible range. Gearbox noise can be very annoying — even when it isn’t the most significant noise source. That’s because it occurs as pure tones that the human ear can detect even at 10 dB lower than the overall noise level.

1. How do you diagnose a noisy gearbox & electric motor? To minimize noise, all gearbox & electric motor components should be optimally tuned to each other. Three types of gear tooth transmission errors are spacing errors, random errors, and elastic deformations, which combine with mean profile deviations. Gear resonance can be reduced by identifying excitation mechanisms; using finite element analysis to determine the natural frequencies of individual gears; eliminating torsional modes from operating range; detuning and damping helical and bevel gears; and identifying remaining resonant problems with other elements of the gearmotor such as the housing and electric motor.

Contact: Gabriel Venzin, President of ABM DRIVES INC.
ABM Greiffenberger U.S. Subsidiary
394 Wards Corner Road · Suite 110, Loveland, OH 45140 · USA
Phone: +1 513 576-1300
Email: [email protected]

Thank you for your kind attention!


Choosing manufacturing partners

When choosing partners during a machine build, remember that there are two methods for choosing a gearbox, gear motor and/or an electric motor source. Either pick a standard component that might or might not fit a specific application or choose a competent partner to engineer and manufacture a component that fits the application exactly.

Standard solutions are suitable if a design engineer doesn’t have the time or engineering resources to have a custom version engineered — or if it needs a quick setup. New modular approaches to design and construction let manufacturing engineers get reasonably priced custom motors even in modest volumes.

No matter the approach to component selection, be sure to continually improve the design/drive system by comparing predictions of performance with measurements. Then use the result of the analysis to improve the next iteration.

ABM Drives
www.abm-drives.us

About the author

Gabriel Venzin is President of ABM DRIVES INC., ABM Greiffenberger U.S. Subsidiary, Cincinnati, Ohio. Call Gabriel at +1-513-576-1300 or email [email protected].

6. What causes gearbox noise?

Gearbox noise isn’t just a gear problem – it’s a system problem. Physical interactions between gears can excite system dynamics, so most gear noise doesn’t originate from the gears.


Choosing manufacturing partners

When choosing partners during a machine build, remember that there are two methods for choosing a gearbox, gear motor and/or an electric motor source. Either pick a standard component that might or might not fit a specific application or choose a competent partner to engineer and manufacture a component that fits the application exactly.

Standard solutions are suitable if a design engineer doesn’t have the time or engineering resources to have a custom version engineered — or if it needs a quick setup. New modular approaches to design and construction let manufacturing engineers get reasonably priced custom motors even in modest volumes.

No matter the approach to component selection, be sure to continually improve the design/drive system by comparing predictions of performance with measurements. Then use the result of the analysis to improve the next iteration.

ABM Drives
www.abm-drives.us

About the author

Gabriel Venzin is President of ABM DRIVES INC., ABM Greiffenberger U.S. Subsidiary, Cincinnati, Ohio. Call Gabriel at +1-513-576-1300 or email [email protected].

Choosing manufacturing partners

When choosing partners during a machine build, remember that there are two methods for choosing a gearbox, gear motor and/or an electric motor source. Either pick a standard component that might or might not fit a specific application or choose a competent partner to engineer and manufacture a component that fits the application exactly.

Standard solutions are suitable if a design engineer doesn’t have the time or engineering resources to have a custom version engineered — or if it needs a quick setup. New modular approaches to design and construction let manufacturing engineers get reasonably priced custom motors even in modest volumes.

No matter the approach to component selection, be sure to continually improve the design/drive system by comparing predictions of performance with measurements. Then use the result of the analysis to improve the next iteration.

10. Why is my gearbox & electric motor squeaky?

Why is my gearbox & electric motor squeaky?

Frankly we have never heard of one of our types of gearbox & electric motor described as squeaky! It would mean that there is a serious problem with a part of the system rubbing against one another.

Choosing manufacturing partners

When choosing partners during a machine build, remember that there are two methods for choosing a gearbox, gear motor and/or an electric motor source. Either pick a standard component that might or might not fit a specific application or choose a competent partner to engineer and manufacture a component that fits the application exactly.

Standard solutions are suitable if a design engineer doesn’t have the time or engineering resources to have a custom version engineered — or if it needs a quick setup. New modular approaches to design and construction let manufacturing engineers get reasonably priced custom motors even in modest volumes.

No matter the approach to component selection, be sure to continually improve the design/drive system by comparing predictions of performance with measurements. Then use the result of the analysis to improve the next iteration.