Understanding and accurately identifying the environment of your motor’s application is crucial to selecting the right product. Using a checklist, like the one below, will help you determine your motor application requirements to help you better select the optimal motor or gearmotor for your specific needs. Our team uses the information provided when you upload your specs to help you find the best solution for your application. For additional help, contact us at 800-829-4135 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also chat with us using the help button on the side of your screen.
Input Power Source
Voltage: Do you need AC or DC voltage? What voltage do you need your motor to run at?
Frequency: Do you need to operate at 60 Hz, 50 Hz or both 50/60 Hz?
Current (efficiency): Does the overall efficiency or current draw need to be under a certain value?
Control: Will your application need to vary speeds? What type of control will you need?
Ingress protection (IP): Will the environment of the motor be harsh and need protection from the elements—dust and water?
Temperature: What is the ambient temperature of the application’s environment? Do you need to touch the motor?
Weight: Do you have any restrictions for weight within your application that the motor must meet?
Life expectancy: How long of a life does your motor need? Is it in a location/application where maintenance is feasible?
Noise: Is noise an important factor in your application or industry?
Efficiency: How important is the efficiency of your motor? This is especially important for gearmotors.
Speed (RPM): Does the application have high or low speeds? Are the speeds continuous or varying?
Power (W or HP): What are your HP or watt requirements? If using a control, do you have amperage limitations?
Torque (in-lb or Nm): Do you need high start or stall torque? What are your running torque requirements?
Duty cycle: Will your motor be operating continuously or in short bursts with time to cool down in between?
Mounting orientation: How does the motor need to be mounted within the application?
Overhung and side loads: Does the application have additional loads (radial or axial) putting stress on the motor?
Package size: Is there a size restriction within your application that the motor must meet?
Lubrication: Does your application require the use of either grease or oil? Do you need high or low temp lubrication?
Agency approvals: Are their any agency approvals your application must meet—UL, CE, RoHS, CSA or others?