Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corp. that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for packaging, material handling and other industries, has introduced a line of Brushless DC electric gearmotors (BLDC).
Also, known as Electronically Commutated Motors, Brother’s portfolio of brushless DC gearmotors are suited for environments requiring virtually maintenance-free operation and accurate speed control as well as operation over a wide speed range. They are also desirable for settings where brush dust contamination is to be avoided or brush contact arcing could affect electronically sensitive equipment.
Brushless DC gearmotors are cost-effective, compact and long lasting, and are said to offer advantages over brushed DC motors, including:
- Virtually maintenance free; lubricated and sealed for life
- Configurable, with several shaft configurations and custom options available
- High efficiency, further enhanced with quiet helical and hypoid gearing
- Safe 12-48VDC motors with a wide speed control range
The new brushless motors are designed to work with an OEM’s own design drive or standard brushless drives from Brother, with features such as adjustable acceleration, deceleration, open or closed-loop operation, current limiting and other performance and safety features.