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Introduction to Fractional Horsepower Gearmotors – Tom’s Toolbox (Mi)

This video provides answers to questions like: What is a gearmotor? Why use FHP gearmotors? We talk about some of their main features and benefits, and we review the most common gearing and gearhead styles: parallel shaft, right angle, and planetary (center shaft) gearmotors. Tom closes with a brief review of the available types of motors that are commonly used: AC induction, permanent magnet DC, brushless DC.