ABM Drives Offers Gearmotors for Intralogistics

Figure 1: ABM powerful angular geared motors from the KG series with motor mounted IoT capable INVEOR inverter.

Complete Package from a Single Source 

In times of e-commerce and same-day delivery expectations, fast movement of goods in warehouses is becoming ever more important. In this context, stock picking and loading plays a key role. Line powered fully and partially automated logistics facilities with material handling equipment, lifting equipment as well as forklifts and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are deployed. ABM offers suitable system solutions for all – alternatively for line or battery power supply. For line powered conveying, loading and lifting devices they include motors, gearboxes, brakes and inverters. The latter can be networked and are gaining in importance with regard to Industry 4.0 (IoT).
Line powered systems are perfectly suited for container, box and pallet handling equipment including truck trailer loading and unloading conveyors. The range of products includes energy-efficient asynchronous and Sinochron® motors and apart from helical, parallel shaft and angular gearboxes, centralized and decentralized inverters.
Intralogistics system OEM require compact, powerful and energy efficient drive units. Integration flexibility and reliability with a long service life expectancy are a must. ABM motors and geared motors have been designed with these goals in mind and customization to make life easy for the OEM is always possible even preferred.
Systems Supplier: ONE Partner for Intralogistics
ABM DRIVES INC. is a systems supplier for both stationary and mobile applications. Customers are comprehensively supported from development to series production and receive everything from a single source. Users can select from an extensive modular system. We provide cost-efficiently and quickly application-specific adaptations. ABM assumes system responsibility and provides support in system integration for demanding and individual projects. Focus is on maximum customer benefit and intensive development activities. This results in reliable, durable and safe products that are characterized by high dynamics, smooth running and reliability and are of compact design for easy installation. With a global team of application specialists, ABM is ready to assist you in finding the perfect drive solution for your unique needs wherever your operation is located.

 

Figure 1: ABM powerful angular geared motors from the KG series with motor mounted IoT capable INVEOR inverter.
Figure 1: ABM powerful angular geared motors from the KG series with motor mounted IoT capable INVEOR inverter.
Figure 2: Compact and energy efficient parallel shaft gearbox (type FGA 172/173 shown) available in 2- and 3-stage versions.
Figure 2: Compact and energy efficient parallel shaft gearbox (type FGA 172/173 shown) available in 2- and 3-stage versions.
Figure 3: ABM Sinochron® Motors excel with outstanding efficiency and exceed even the highest efficiency standards.
Figure 3: ABM Sinochron® Motors excel with outstanding efficiency and exceed even the highest efficiency standards.

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].

Improved Crane and Hoist Safety With New GH and GHX Hoist Drives

Improved Crane and Hoist Safety With New GH and GHX Lines of Hoist Drive Units and Motors

ABM DRIVES INC. introduces its latest line of GH and GHX hoist drive units and motors to manage precise and safe lifting of loads ranging from 3.2 to 40.1 tons. These hoist and crane drives deliver safe handling for both the operator and the load by managing precise loads; implementing soft acceleration; integrating smooth, low-wear and dual-surface safety brakes; braking safely without swinging the load; automatically braking during a power loss; and offering aluminum housings with high corrosion resistance.

Additional product highlights include: light weight units for reduced shipping costs and easy mounting; compact designs for small space requirements; increased axle distance for favorable mounting conditions; dynamic speed torque curve for high start and break-down torque; and bearing support of drum integrated into hoist drive gearbox.

ABM DRIVES INC.’s specially designed product program for demanding hoist technology offers a single source for hoist drive units, hoist motors all the way to travel drive units and frequency inverters.


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].

New, Chain Hoist Drive Units with Integrated Electric Contols

Drives for reliable and energy-efficient chain hoists with integrated electronic control.

ABM DRIVES INC. offers new chain hoist drive units with integrated electric controls.

These chain hoists provide overload protection through friction clutches. The basic version for lifting and lowering is easily expanded to integrate the travel function with plug-and-play connection to another board. Brake controls allow for safe operation. ABM’s solution also reduces the wear of contact points to extend the chain hoist’s life. The chain hoists are corrosion-resistant and operate in harsh environments. High-grade, helical-gearing teeth enable quiet operation and as a result reduce noise emissions. Customers can draw from ABM’s modular kit design to arrange their own application-specific solutions.

ABM DRIVES INC. offers ready-to-install, plug-and-play systems based on a modular platform concept for the mobile industry. Different motor technologies and gearbox designs in conjunction with brakes and sensors can be combined and integrated into different vehicle, crane, and lift types.

To see the new chain hoists in action, visit the ABM DRIVES INC. booth B15 at LogiMAT 2020 in Stuttgart March 10-12, 2020.

Drives for reliable and energy-efficient chain hoists with integrated electronic control.
Drives for reliable and energy-efficient chain hoists with integrated electronic control.

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].

The New GHX 250 – Doubling Service Life & Higher Protection Class

The New “GHX 250”: Doubling Service Life & Higher Protection Class 

With constant market observation ABM Drives, Inc. proactively develops and optimizes drive systems to maximize the benefits for customers and their projects. We are excited to present our new GHX 250 in protection class IP65: the GHX 250 excels with twice the service life, high efficiency as well as outstanding performance.

Powerful & DurableHoist Drive Unit GHX 250

GHX 250 – Product Highlights

    • Interface (Output shaft & Mounting) remain unchanged
      • GHX 250 will be 100% interchangeable with the existing GH 25000 & GH 25001
    • Enhanced possible field of application due to extended center distance
      • Installation of drum sizes up to 405 mm
    • Consequent classification of FEM 2m at all drum sizes at reeving 4:1
      • Doubling their service life
    • Increased speed up to 200 Hz (motor) in no-load condition for VFD version
      • Reduction of cycle time
    • Enhanced switching behavior in two-speed version
    • Higher protection class IP65

GHX 250 Changeover Schedule

    • Samples for the GHX 250 can be ordered from August 2019.
    • Series-production starting in November 2019.
    • Replacement motors and spare parts will remain available for all existing GH 25000 & GH 25001 drives.

Product information will give you further details on the GHX 250 and its many benefits. Click the link below to access the:
New GHX 250 ABM NA Brochure

ABM Drives - Hoist Drive Unit GHX 250


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].

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].

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.

9. What causes gearbox whine?

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.

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.