A right angle gear motor is used most often in applications where there are space constraints. The motor is expected to produce enough speed, torque and efficiency for its product and relies on the gears to help.
Let’s break it down by looking at the name of the motor itself.
Motor – convert energy to perform a task
Gear – toothed wheels that interlock with each other to give a machine more speed or power
Right angle – 90° turn
There are several types of right angle gear motors offered by Power Electric.
Offset gears use several gear wheels to move the power of the central shaft of the motor to a parallel access. These offset gear motors are often found in food and beverage equipment and pump dispensers.
Helical gears are similar to spur gears except each tooth is cut at an angle. These angled teeth make for a quieter-running motor and reduce the load stress of the motor.
Hypoid gears are similar to spiral bevel gears but do not intersect with the shaft. This allows installation of end bearings for more support.
Spur gears have teeth cut parallel to the shaft. If more than one gear is used speed reduction increases.
Spiral bevel act much like a helical gear but are cut using a spiral-like tooth shape. These gears tend to be a quieter choice.
Worm gears look like a screw with threads that mesh with a larger gear. Several worm gear rotations per one gear rotation make this a great choice for single stage reduction speed needs.