How to Use a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) – Whitepaper

Before learning how to use a VFD, one must first understand what it is and what purpose the control serves within an application. PART 1: What is an AC Motor Speed Control? An AC motor speed control—also known as a variable frequency drive, adjustable frequency drive, variable speed drive, adjustable speed drive and AC inverter—is an […]

How to: Test & Evaluate Fractional Horsepower Motors in Your Application

A thorough comprehension of the of the task requirements in a motion application is vital to the successful launching of a product to market. When one element is overlooked it causes delays and added expenses to the design process. How to: Test and Evaluate Motors in Your Application discusses the specifications and processes needed to […]

Efficiency in Fractional HP Motors and Gearmotors

Whitepaper – Efficiency in Fractional HP Motors & Gearmotors

Efficiency is often one of the last factors that design engineers think about when specifying for an OEM application, yet it is critical to a successful, optimized design in many ways. “Efficiency in Fractional HP Motors & Gearmotors” provides overview of efficiency as it relates to other design considerations such as power source, operating cost, […]

Motor selection basics

Whitepaper – The Basics of Motor Selection

Tailored towards design engineers and OEM’s “The Basics of Motor Selection” whitepaper is written to assist readers in the motor selection and customization process. Focusing on four electric motor types (AC Induction, PMDC, Universal and Brushless DC) Groschopp engineers meticulously outline the motor selection process including; drawbacks, advantages and characteristics of each motor type. If you […]

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WHITEPAPER – Gearmotors: Achieving the Perfect Motor & Gearbox Match

For electrical and mechanical design engineers in the process of developing applications, choosing a gearmotor can be a tricky and arduous process. Can motors and gearboxes be purchased separately and then matched for an application? Is it better to specify a pre-engineered gearmotor? What are the differences? Focusing on how to choose the right motor/gearbox […]

Selecting a Gearmotor in 4 Simple Steps

Selecting a Gearmotor in 4 Simple Steps

Let’s face it – sometimes choosing a motor is like a popularity contest. It’s easy to look at what “everyone else” is using and assume it will work for you too. It’s time to re-think that strategy. For design engineers in the process of selecting components for an application, the motor or gearmotor can be one […]

OEM Design Checklist & Application Data Worksheet

OEM Design Checklist & Application Data Worksheet

Use this design checklist, along with the Ingress Protection (IP) and Temperature Class charts to gather data about your application. The speed vs. torque comparison graph is helpful in selecting the right motor type. All of the information is essential to refining the motor selection and customization process and achieving a maximized overall motor system […]

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WHITEPAPER – Harsh Environment IP66 Motors & Gearmotors

Total Protection Against Dust and Strong Jets of Water Description The harsh environment IP66 motor and gearmotor product line from Groschopp is designed to provide reliable, trouble-free operation and long life in applications where dust and/or moisture intrusion are present. Designed and built with special physical and electrical protection features, the Harsh Environment products are […]

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Universal Motors: Timeless Performance

The universal motor, an often maligned old workhorse, is a particularly adaptable motor, and still proves very useful in many applications. When an application calls for high starting torque, power, and speed – all combined in a small, lightweight package – the Universal Motor (UM) often emerges as the clear choice. This is especially true […]

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.

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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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