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What are the benefits of using gear motors?

As a leading supplier of transmission systems, Gibbons offers a comprehensive range including high-performance gear motors. But what are the advantages of using an all-in-one gear motor as opposed to an electric motor coupled with a gearbox? Read on as we reveal all…

  • Gear motors ensure a well-matched electric motor and gearhead, providing a great combination for achieving optimum energy efficiency as well as extending the life of your equipment.
  • A gear motor tends to operate smoothly and quietly, partly due to the electric motor and gearbox being enclosed in a single casing. It’s also because the arrangement makes it easier to achieve precise alignment of the rotor, pinion and gear train.
  • Compact design means that lubrication can be better controlled which reduces the risk of leakage and subsequent overheating.
  • Whenever separate pieces of machinery are bolted together, there are always potential alignment issues, with electric motors and gearboxes being no different. Even the slightest misalignment can lead to excessive abrasion and early bearing failure, so with no coupling to worry about, a gear motor offers a convenient solution.

Gibbons offer a range of gear motors from established manufacturers such as Bonfiglioli, Sumitomo and Nord. Find out more by calling 01621 868138 or you can email us at and one of our expert engineers will be in touch.

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