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Category: Temperature, Efficiency & IP

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

Standard Insulation Class Ratings for Groschopp’s Motors and Gearmotors

May 5, 2016

Electric motors are categorized by temperature into groups called insulation classes which rate what temperature a motor can safely run at. Temperature ratings are important to understand because a motor running too hot can cause premature motor failure. UL 1446 Temperature Classes Maximum Temperature at Hottest Spot A* 105°C E (European) 120°C B* 130°C F […]

Posted in AC Motors, Blog Overview, Brushless Motors, DC Motors, Temperature, Efficiency & IP, Uncategorized, Universal Motors

Groschopp’s Standard IP Ratings

January 25, 2016

Ingress Protection (IP) ratings are used universally to classify the level of protection that electric motors have from solids and liquids. We offer standard IP ratings that will work for many applications, but motors working in harsh environments or that need to be washed down regularly should consider having the IP level increased to ensure protection. Modifications can be […]

Posted in Blog Overview, Temperature, Efficiency & IP

NEMA Ratings

July 28, 2015

NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) was found in 1926 and is located in Rosslyn Virginia. NEMA ratings create standards which define a product’s level of protection against various environmental conditions. It is often used in the manufacturing industry and to test electrical devices. NEMA has over 13 different types of ratings ranging from NEMA 1 to […]

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The Ins and Outs of Quality Audits

March 10, 2015

An audit is an excellent tool in the quality toolbox and can offer great insight into an organization’s Quality Management System (QMS). Audits serve to certify or oversee a QMS as a means to verify effectiveness and drive improvement to products/services provided by the organization. When preparing for a quality audit, there are three types of […]

Posted in Blog Overview, Temperature, Efficiency & IP, The Groschopp Advantage, Uncategorized

Is Your Motor Overrated?

January 14, 2014

When buying a standard, off the shelf motor, it can be difficult to find the correct motor size and performance for a given application. The natural reaction is to err on side of “bigger is better” so at the very least the motor will get the job done. This can lead to several different problems. […]

Posted in Blog Overview, How To, Temperature, Efficiency & IP

IP Rating Quick Reference

August 20, 2013

When designing, engineers need to consider the environment where the application will be used. Will it be used in a clean environment or will it be exposed to the elements? The IP Rating system is fairly strait forward, but if you don’t use it everyday you may not be sure what level of protection is […]

Posted in Blog Overview, Temperature, Efficiency & IP

The Importance of Gearbox Efficiency Factors

June 6, 2013

Load capacity, usable life, envelope size, and cost: all are very important considerations when designing a gearbox. However, accurately accounting for gearbox efficiency losses is a frequently forgotten element of the design process. These losses can be attributed to several factors: gear set losses, seals, bearings, and lubrication. Gear Set Losses Depending on the type […]

Posted in Blog Overview, Gearboxes (Reducers), How It Works, Temperature, Efficiency & IP

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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