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Category: Motor/Gearmotor Selection

20 Factors to Consider When You Buy an Electric Motor

May 17, 2017

When searching to buy an electric motor or gear motor for your application, it is important to consider requirements beyond speed, torque, power and voltage. In this article, we will discuss 20 factors that are worth reviewing before deciding on an electric motor. Voltage:  Will you have access to a wall outlet or do you need […]

Posted in AC Motors, Blog Overview, Brushless Motors, DC Motors, Motor/Gearmotor Selection, Temperature, Efficiency & IP

Synchronous & Induction Motors: Discovering the Difference

October 13, 2016

A simplistic division of fractional horsepower motors would be AC, DC, Brushless, and Universal. However, just as shoes can be broken down into work boots, dress shoes, sneakers, and so on, each motor category has various subgroups. AC motors, for example, can be split into synchronous and induction (also known as asynchronous) motors. While both […]

Posted in AC Motors, Blog Overview, How It Works, Motor/Gearmotor Selection

Oil or Grease: Load (Part 3/4)

June 30, 2016

  Factor #4: Load As you might guess, an increased load increases the stress upon your motor, just as a full trailer increases the stress on your truck or a child on your shoulders puts increased pressure on your back. In motors, this stress produces heat, which creates a heightened potential for lubricant evaporation. Spill […]

Posted in Blog Overview, How It Works, Motor/Gearmotor Selection, Motors

Groschopp WK, NR, KM, LGK, IGK, IGL, and BGK Part Numbers: What do they mean?

November 16, 2015

Part numbers:  WK  |  NR  |  KM  |  LGK  |  IGK  |  IGL | BGK We want to start by clarifying motors with Groschopp WK, NR, and the other part numbers listed above are not our product. If you saw “Groschopp” on the label and came to us hoping for a replacement, don’t worry, it happens more than you think. Motors […]

Posted in Blog Overview, How It Works, Motor/Gearmotor Selection, The Groschopp Advantage

Three Phase Induction Motors

May 19, 2015

Three phase induction motors have been a popular choice for many industrial applications for a number of reasons: Non-complex construction – they don’t require permanent magnets, brushes or windings on the rotor They run directly off of the electric distribution grid Low cost Rugged and suitable for hazardous environments Due to not having brushes, they […]

Posted in AC Motors, Blog Overview, Motor Speed Controls, Motor/Gearmotor Selection

Motor Testing: The Fundamentals

February 24, 2015

Motor manufacturers try their best to match an off-the-shelf motor or gearmotor to specific customer requirements. Sometimes a perfect match can be made; however, it is often the case that a custom solution is needed or that the customer’s capabilities are not known and a physical motor needs to be tested to determine the unique requirements. […]

Posted in Blog Overview, How To, Motor/Gearmotor Selection, Uncategorized

How to use the Motor Search Tool

Narrow your search by selecting motor type, gearbox, voltage, and phase options for your desired motor.

Select a dominant variable: choose one of the three parameters to narrow your search. The selected variable determines which slider bar you will be able to manually move.

Use the slider corresponding to your dominant variable to further narrow your motor selection. The other sliders will automatically move to show available ranges based on the range of your selected variable.

Results will upload as your search criteria changes. If you have any questions regarding your results or how to use the search tool, you can chat with us using the green tab on the left-hand side of your screen.


Note: Groschopp Universal motors are custom built to fit your application so no additional options are available to narrow the search. Selecting the Universal motor type will prompt a message taking you to the Universal product page.

Not sure what you need?

One of our team members would be happy to help. Contact us at 800-829-4135 or by email at sales@groschopp.com. You can also chat with us using the green tab on the left side of your screen.

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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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