EC: g500 gearbox series
Motion Control: Developed to transform motor speed into torque intelligently and accurately, and designed for mechatronic integration with the Lenze Smart Motor, the g500 gearbox series enables efficiency of over 94% across an entire transmission range. This is a Control Engineering 2015 Engineers’ Choice finalist.
Lenze developed the g500 gearbox series to transform motor speed into torque as intelligently and accurately as possible. Designed for mechatronic integration with the Lenze Smart Motor, the finely tiered series of g500 gearboxes enable efficiency of over 94% across the entire transmission range.
The g500 gearboxes minimize losses, so the motor can generate less energy, which improves the bottom-line efficiency of the entire system. The lower level of generated heat increases the overall service life. The g500 gearboxes are designed for total integration with the Lenze Smart Motor. The compact Smart Motor meets the highest requirements in energy efficiency and can be conveniently operated using an NFC-capable smart phone.
The g500 gearboxes add another dimension to this extensive speed range by enabling a huge range of possible speeds and torques to be covered with just one type of gearbox motor.
The helical, helical-bevel and shaft-mounted helical g500 gearboxes are now available in sizes of 45 to 600 Nm constructed in aluminium housings. In 2014, Lenze plans to release g500 gearboxes with higher of up to 13,000 Nm ratings produced in cast iron. The g500 gearboxes can be combined with the Lenze Smart Motor, in addition to IE2 MH three-phase AC motors, the inverter-optimized MF motors, and the MCA and MCS servo motors.
Intelligence is all about rethinking existing solutions to suit how they are used in actual applications, and bringing them to life in a way that offers maximum benefit to mechanical engineers and plant operators. The MF motor enables speed-controlled operation with frequency inverters. In tandem the g500 gearbox and Smart Motor give the freedom of fixed speeds to be set at will in applications.