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Case Studies

Whether you need a fractional hp gear motor for a precise medical application, a robust industrial application or anything in between, we’ve been there. Groschopp Case Studies, or GroschoppStories, show how we’ve applied over 80 years of experience and innovation to support some of the world’s most famous brands. We’re not just a fractional horsepower gear motor company; we’re a partner who works alongside you in every phase, from design through production.

Case Study: Commercial Golf Ball Washer

This leading producer of golf range equipment was searching for a motor solution for their commercial golf ball washer. The application required a high torque and was failing due to a faulty gearbox configuration. Groschopp managed to pinpoint the problem for the customer, and designed a new gearbox to alleviate the issue. Challenges High Torque […]

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Tough Jobs Case Study: Vehicle Ramp

This innovative automotive manufacturer of an ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant vehicle ramp needed a motor to enable someone in a wheelchair to quickly and smoothly enter and exit. The deployable handicap ramp is capable of holding up to 1,200 lbs and is stored under the floor of the vehicle so no interior space is […]

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Case Study: Car Wash System

This OEM is a worldwide leading manufacturer of car wash systems. They had been buying motors from another manufacturer but, because they were not IP66 rated, water was entering the gearmotor and causing it to fail. Groshopp stepped in and proposed the use of a new gearmotor that would meet all of their requirements. The […]

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Solar Collection System

A solar collection systems manufacturer needed a water-tight, corrosion-resistant gearmotor that could perform in tough outdoor environments. Groschopp had the solution, their PM6015 planetary gearmotor with increased ingress protection. Besides the IP66 rating the modifications included a stainless steel shaft and chromate end bells to protect against corrosion. To accommodate the custom shaft, a custom […]

Groschopp Inc. Injection Molding Machine Case Study

Plastic Injection Feeder

A manufacturer or high quality volumetric additive plastic injection feeds and blending systems for plastic augers came to Groshcopp looking for a variety of motors for multiple applications. Unsure of their exact specifications, Groschopp engineers helped the manufacturer narrow their focus to a few specific motors and identitfy their specifications to pinpoint which gearmotors would best […]

Redundant DC Gearmotor

This fractional HP Permanent Magnet DC Right Angle Gearmotor functions as an integral part of an automotive transmission system. Specifically, it is a customized design for use in shift-by-wire vehicle transmissions that experience a great deal of starting and stopping. The gearmotor works with the vehicle’s automatic transmission to move through the stages of park, […]

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Twist-Tie Packaging Machine

This is a custom designed Brushless DC motor that is used on a commercial bakery packaging machine to twist-tie plastic bag closures. It uses a flux ring to achieve hall effect type commutation, without the use of a magnet. Design Significance Typical DC Brushless motor designs use a separate hall effect magnet and hall effect […]

Dual Planetary Surgical Table

Surgery is not the place for things to go wrong. It is an area where extreme accuracy is essential; this applies to the motors operating in the room as well. Groschopp worked with a manufacturer of automated operating room tables to create a dual shaft solution to move two hinged arms simultaneously. By using one […]

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Automated Grain Hopper

Dirt, particulates, mud, grain, heat, cold, water and vibration. Can it get any uglier? These are just a few of the critical application considerations faced by this OEM. Their new product design for an automated hopper motor assembly retrofits commercial duty grain trailers and wagons, replacing the mechanical hand crank system. With this tough environmental […]

Tough Jobs Case Study: Fluid Pump

This OEM is a global manufacturer of high performance fluid power and pump products. Their hydraulic pumps feature heavy-duty construction and time-proven design, and are portable and lightweight—featuring excellent weight to performance ratio. The Challenge “These Hydraulic Pumps required not only a motor but a design and manufacturing partner to assist with specification, production and […]

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Universal Motors

Groschopp Universal motors are custom built to fit your application so no additional options are available to narrow the search. Standard frame sizes and motor features can be found on the Universal page.

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