Groschopp Releases New i-series Planetary Gearmotors

Press Release:
  May 10, 2013 — Available in 3 sizes and multiple gear ratios, Groschopp’s new i-series gearboxes are ideal for applications that have stringent space limitations yet require a high yield torque and increased efficiency.

• Tight tolerances and long-life lubrication for quiet operation
• High yield torque, ability to withstand increased torque loads
• Increased efficiency
• Small package size/compact design
• Expands Groschopp’s current planetary ratio offerings
• Maintenance free
• Low backlash to minimize friction and gearbox wear

All of the stocked i-series gearboxes will be available in Groschopp’s Fast Track™ department ready to ship to you in 48 hours or less. Available with AC, PMDC and Brushless motors, the i-series gearbox has been pre-engineered with a custom design interface to mate with Groschopp motors. Made of cast aluminum, the integration has been extensively tested and proven in life, efficiency and yield to optimize combinations for ideal performance. When combined with a recommended motor the i-series gearboxes can sustain 70-90% efficiencies, creating a highly efficient gearmotor package.

The i-series planetary gearbox is offered with up to three stages (dependent upon gearbox ratio) of steel cut or optional plastic gears, suitable for both left and right hand rotation running, in continuous and intermittent duty operation. Compared with other gear designs, the compact planetary-style of construction delivers substantial power density (ie. high torque output in the smallest of spaces).

The i-series gearboxes featuring optional plastic gears, is intended for light-duty applications that require deceased noise and cost optimized performance. The plastic gearing can withstand operating temperatures from -15 to 65°C.

With up to 1,062 in-lbs rated torque, the i-series steel gearing can tackle more robust applications and withstand -30° - +140°C temperatures. Rated at a standard IP54 i-series gearboxes possess sealed, double ball output bearings and gaskets between each module to resist grease and dust ingress. Standard gearbox configurations feature DIN spec output geometry including: a pilot mounted face, internally threaded shaft and keyway with installed key.

• Medical instruments, lifts and beds
• Power Tools, wood chippers, welding equipment
• Automotive – steering and driving assists, ramps
• Conveyors
• Door systems
• Floor care equipment
• Hose reels
• Escalators/elevators

Like all Groschopp gearboxes the i-series gearboxes can be customized to meet specific application needs.

Custom Options
• Low noise design
• Additional ratios
• Specialty grease options (food grade, low-temp)
• Shaft size and length modifications
• Gearbox extension with shaft seal increases ingress protection rating to IP64

For over 70 years, Groschopp Inc. has delivered expert technical assistance, superior product performance, quality-honed workmanship and industry experience in the manufacture of highly engineered fractional horsepower electric motors and gear motors for OEM and distribution products. With products designed and manufactured in the USA, Groschopp offers a full line of AC, DC, brushless DC and universal motors that can be combined with right angle worm, planetary, right angle planetary or parallel shaft gearboxes. (An ISO 9001:2008 registered company.)

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To learn more about Groschopp Inc. or their updated Brushless DC motor and gearmotor combinations, contact Heather Moerman at 712.722.4135 or visit us on the web at: We’re located at 420 15th St. NE, Sioux Center, IA, 51250-2100 USA.
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 Contact:Heather Moerman 
 E-mail:heatherm -at- groschopp -dot- com 
 Company:Groschopp, Inc. View Company Profile 
 Address:work420 15th St. N.E.  
 Location:workSioux Center, IA 51250  United States 
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