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ElectroCraft is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of customized gearmotors for a wide range of wheel-drive applications from medical mobility equipment such as wheelchairs and lifts to industrial mobile platform traction systems, such as automated guided vehicles (AGV) and autonomous mobile robots (AMR). Over one million ElectroCraft gearmotors are in service worldwide. Renowned for their smooth, controlled power delivery with high starting torque, our gear motors provide excellent rough-terrain and curb-climbing performance. Available in a wide range of motor and gearing options, from configurable to fully-customizable, we have a solution to satisfy your specific application requirements.

From configurable to fully customizable, ElectroCraft offers gearmotor solutions to meet specific OEM requirements.

We are actively developing new gearmotors. If you would like information on new products under development or to talk about your project, please contact your local Sales Office.

The Different Types of Gear Motors

There are a variety of gear motor types, each with special functions.

  • Right-angle geared motors - These are electric motors coupled with a gear reducer. Right-angled gear motors are commonly used in automation equipment for food services, agriculture, and medicine because of their compact nature.
  • Inline geared motors - Inline geared motors are formed from one body piece, which reduces the potential for wear and deformation. These are ideal for rugged applications for industries like cement manufacturing, power, shipping, and more.
  • Parallel shaft geared motors - These use high-quality gears to reduce the speed of a machine's operation. Parallel shaft geared motors are often used in stirring machines that mix large vats of liquids.
  • Planetary Gear Motors - Planetary Gearboxes are used on high precision motion control applications that require a high torque, high torsional stiffness and low backlash. Ideal for motors whose optimal efficiency is at higher speeds.

Importance of Gear Motors

A gear motor is a component of a much larger motor. It's used to adjust the whole mechanism's speed. This is important for various applications, like controlling conveyor belts or the speed of stirring mechanisms. As such, it's important to choose a high-quality and durable gear motor.

ElectroCraft MobilePower™

MPW Series
  • MPW52: MobilePower™ Wheel Drive

    MPW52: MobilePower™ Wheel Drive

    High torque density brushless motor with integrated single-stage planetary gearbox and wheel-drive assembly, ideal for mobile platform traction systems such as automated guided vehicles and autonomous mobile robots.

    Size: 52mm brushless DC gear motor, 150mm wheel
    Peak Torque: 12.4 Nm (109.75 lb.in)
    Maximum Load: 68 Kg (150 lbs.) per wheel
    Rated Speed: 2.4 meters/second

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  • MPW86: MobilePower™ Wheel Drive

    MPW86: MobilePower™ Wheel Drive

    High torque density brushless motor with integrated planetary gearbox and wheel-drive assembly, ideal for mobile platform traction systems such as automated guided vehicles and autonomous mobile robots.

    Size: 86mm brushless DC gear motor, 200mm wheel
    Peak Torque: Up to 35 Nm (310 lb.in)
    Maximum Load: 227 Kg (500 lbs.) per wheel
    Rated Speed: From 1.6 to 4.3 meters/second

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MP Series
MPP Series
MPS Series
Customized Gearmotor Solutions
  • Customized Gearmotor Solutions

    For high-volume OEM applications, ElectroCraft can design and manufacture a customized solution that meets your exact application requirements. Our engineers can provide the motor and motion control expertise that gives you a competitive edge in the marketplace.

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Brushless DC Planetary Gearmotors: ElectroCraft Low-Noise RapidPower™ Xtreme

The LRPX series carefully integrates the unique RPX series brushless motor with a custom planetary gearbox. The result is a small form factor brushless DC gearmotor that can produce incredibly high torque at low speeds, providing powerful, efficient and smooth operation with low noise!

Typical small-frame BLDC motors have peak performance at very high RPMs. These speeds are simply too high to make efficient use of a gearbox, and even when a typical BLDC motor is paired with a custom high-rpm gearbox, usually there are noise and heat issues that make it prohibitive for a variety of applications. The LRPX design is optimized to perform with peak efficiency at more traditional motor speeds, offering significant advantages to customers, not only in torque output, but also in reliability and overall cost.

PMDC Planetary Gear Motors

ElectroCraft Series 116 and 121 gearmotors match our 1.6" and 2.1" diameter DC brush motors with either metal or plastic/polymer planetary gearing. This is an ideal gearmotor for medical applications where strong, coordinated, accurate motion control is required. The planet gears share the load attached to the output shaft giving the planetary arrangement a higher torque to volume ratio with low backlash compared to a spur gear arrangement. Gear ratios up to 2653:1 are available. Encoders can also be added.

PMDC Spur Gear Motors

ElectroCraft offers a 2" diameter spur gearbox that is compatible with our 1.4", 1.6" and 2.1" diameter DC brush motors. These gearmotor packages are offered in a wide range of operating voltages and 4 gear ratio options, 12:1, 48:1, 192:1 and 768:1. Optional features include encoders, noise suppressors, custom shafts, custom leads and terminations, custom mounting and rear shaft extensions.

Let us know about your motion control project requirements

For OEM Customers who are unsatisfied with having to design around inflexible off-the-shelf products, our technical knowledge and customizable product families provide for a design experience which results in motor and motion systems that deliver superior reliability and performance at the lowest possible cost.