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Motor Mouth: Plastic Planetary Gear Motors


Plastic planetary gear motors can provide a wide range of gear reduction ratios in a compact package combining high strength, low noise and great value. These features make this gear motor a good choice in various applications, as detailed below.

Plastic planetary gearheads have one or more stages of gear reduction all in line with the motor shaft. Internal gears are made of plastic. The outer body or casing is also made of plastic. Like metal gear planetary gearheads, each stage has three or four gears in mesh, providing considerably greater strength than simple spur gearheads.


Advantages compared to Metal Planetary Gearheads


Disadvantages of Plastic compared to Metal


Advantages compared to Metal Spur Gearheads


Application Examples

Plastic planetary gear motors are a great option for many applications when value and/or noise are factors. These industries that may consider a plastic planetary gear motor:


Not everyone makes plastic gear planetary motors. Molding quality gears of plastic materials is very much a specialty. Power Electric works with top suppliers who specialize in unique plastic planetary gear motors. Contact us now to jointly develop a custom plastic planetary gear motor for your application.


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