dc gear motor

Featured Product: Motor Cover for 212 Series

Searching for an attractive and effective motor / cover combo? Look no further!

We offer two different covers for our 212 Series DC Gear Motor: one with an integrated rocker switch and wire harness and one without. This is a great way to streamline the look and functionality of your 212 motor while still fitting in a small installation envelope.

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Just as a reminder, here are some reasons our 212 motor is so useful:

  • Small yet tough! Fits in areas with limited space.

  • Single-speed, 12 Nm stall torque, 12 V or 24 V.

  • Various sweep angles and pivot shaft lengths available. So many options!

  • Lightweight! Won’t weigh down your finished product.

An added bonus: the motor cover with switch enables selection of clockwise or counterclockwise park position, depending on wiring.

Sample Application: Automatic Gate Openers

Have you ever encountered those fancy automatic gates? You know the ones - maybe they lead to a parking lot, a warehouse, a movie studio, or a private drive. Well, AM Equipment makes the DC gear motors to power those gates.

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AM Equipment provides controlled motion solutions for varied applications, including automatic gates. Our 226 Series Long Life DC gear motors are weather-resistant and durable—ideal for outdoor settings. These are high-torque motors that can easily handle tough tasks like operating gates.

Another bonus? Since the 226 Series are 12 V or 24 V DC motors, they can be used in remote locations and operated with solar power.

Customer Spotlight: Sutter Buttes Manufacturing

AM Equipment windshield wiper systems clear the glass on many Sutter Buttes Manufacturing orchard tractor cabs, including their award-winning SBM – Low Pro Cab 532. This sweet cab, made for Case and New Holland Orchard Tractors, recently took home 2019 World Ag Expo Top 10 New Product honors!

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The SBM Low Pro Cab is specifically designed for driver comfort and safety. It is for use in almond, walnut, and other orchards and features a welded unibody rollover-protection structure. Sutter Buttes Manufacturing loaded this cab with all the amenities: AC, ergonomic controls, radio, bullet-proof glass, work lights, limb lifters, and, of course, AM Equipment windshield wiper systems.

For this application, we provide our 212 Series DC gear motor with a radial standard duty wiper arm. This set-up is ideal for these orchard cabs because of the simple installation, no pinch points inside the cab, reduced snag points on the wiper arm, and adjustable arm length.

We’re proud to supply wiper systems to this innovative and quality-driven company. Congratulations on the award, Sutter Buttes Manufacturing!

5:1 Gear Box & 214 Series Motor Assembly

AM Equipment’s gear box and motor assembly makes light work of many tough applications, such as deploying and retracting powered steps, lifting and lowering bay doors, and opening and closing sliding doors. This motor and gear package features an output shaft supported with dual ball bearings to increase strength and durability.

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Our gear box features a 5:1 gear ratio and comes standard with over center locking linkage. Custom linkages are available, or it can be ordered without linkage. This combination includes our 214 Series 14 Nm DC gear motor, which is 12 V.

An added bonus? The system is engineered and assembled in the USA!

214 Series DC Gear Motors - So Many Applications!

AM Equipment’s 214 Series features make it perfectly suited for a huge range applications.  Because of the 214’s unique bushing system and power take-off shaft, it can handle heavier side loads than competitors’ motors.  The result?  It is perfect for driving a gearbox, linear actuator, or rotary actuator.

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Sample Applications:

  • Opening/closing valves

  • Locking doors

  • Powering gates

  • Opening/closing greenhouse windows

  • Enabling the mobility industry

  • Opening/closing RV or bus doors

  • Opening/closing RV or bus compartments

  • Deploying/retracting hose reels

  • Lifting/lowering beds in RVs or toy haulers

  • Deploying/retracting powered steps

214 Series Features:

  • 14 Nm stall torque

  • 90 rpm no-load

  • Offset bolt pattern for use with sprockets and drives

  • Self-locking

  • Resists backdrive

  • Internal circuit breaker protected

  • 10 mm diameter double flat power take-off shaft

  • Power take-off shaft extends from motor housing plane

  • Waterproof connector

Customer Spotlight: Indi Igeniería y Diseño

Indi Engineering and Design is a group in Monterrey, Mexico. Indi is directed by Jesus Tamez-Duque, who graduated from Tec de Monterrey. Their main focus is to create products that make life easier for others.

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One of Indi’s spotlight products has the challenge to designing an affordable pediatric exoskeleton. In order to have the whole world’s input, Indi has made the exoskeleton, named Alice, an open source program. Alice will help kids walk on their own two feet. In addition to Alice, a second project is being worked on that will help support and move a single knee, named Aknee (pronounced Annie).

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Thinking out of the box led Indi to our AM Equipment’s 226 series DC gear motor. Our motor meets all of their requirements; power, two way rotation, availability, and price. Additional features like electronic locking, metal gear, and low amperage draw just add icing to the cake!

What awesome product can you design using one, or multiple, of AM Equipment’s motors?

-By Rafael Pantoja

Sample Application: Van Ramps for Accessibility

You know AM Equipment specializes in linear and rotary actuators, right? Well, as it happens, our DC gear motors work quite well in many accessibility applications, including van ramps. They can deploy and retract ramps like nobody’s business.

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Maybe you’re outfitting vans for wheelchair users. Maybe you’re tricking out vehicles for mobile DJ equipment and want to offer your customers easy loading/unloading options… who knows? Either way, our DC gear motors are a top-notch controlled motion solution for your application. Contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Sample Application: Automated Hose Reels

Our new 240 Series Long Life Motor is tailor made for tasks like deploying and retracting hose reels. In fact, it doesn’t matter whether you’re using hoses, cables, or cords—our motor will handle them all with ease. Oh! And your hose reel could be mounted in the back of your truck or freestanding. Either way works for the Long Life Motor.

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What’s so special about AM Equipment’s Long Life Motor for this application? The 40 Nm of stall torque can withstand the sustained workload required when extending or retracting a long cable, plus there’s an encoded option.

Sound interesting? Find more details or ask our team how the Long Life Motor can work for you.

Looking for a 208 Series Motor? Try the 212 Series!

We’re streamlining our motor offerings, and to that end, we recently discontinued the 208 Series DC gear motors. Our 212 Series DC gear motors serve as direct replacements for 208s, but with more features (we know you love features).

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Here’s the nitty-gritty of the 212s as 208 replacements:

  • Still fit in small installation envelopes

  • Motor bracket replicates hole pattern of 208s for easy replacement

  • Both motors are single speed, clockwise or counterclockwise park

  • 212 Series motors park in the opposite direction from 208 Series; to maintain the same park position, use this wire harness if you have a plug-in harness

  • 212s have more torque, so they can run longer windshield wiper arm and blade combos

  • 212s are compatible with our motor covers (with and without rocker switch)

Find out more about the small-yet-mighty 212 Series DC gear motor assembly, or pop one in your shopping cart!

Sample Application: Rotary Actuation for Snowblowers

‘Tis the season for warm scarves, hot chocolate… and snow-filled driveways.

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Our 210 Series DC gear motors are doing their part to ease the hassle of clearing your path. The 210s are frequently used to accurately and automatically position snowblower chutes because of their superior rotary actuation. The result? Snow ends up exactly where you want it.

Why do snowblower manufacturers prefer our motors?

  • Readily available

  • Cost-effective

  • Durable in harsh environments

Interested in our motors for your cold or wet or salty or sunny or sandy conditions? Read more about our offerings, then get in touch!

AM Equipment's 214 Series DC Gear Motor

It looks like a window lift motor, but it is an everything motor!

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The 214 Series is frequently mistaken for a window lift motor, but its strengths and features make it indispensable for other applications instead.  It serves as a utility motor unconnected to a door system.

Qualities of the 214:

  • Self-locking

  • Resists backdrive

  • Internal circuit breaker protected

  • Double flat power take-off shaft

  • Power take-off shaft extends from motor housing plane

  • Waterproof connector

  • 12 V, LH housing

  • 14 Nm stall torque

  • 90 rpm no-load

Standard window lift motors run a gear that rotates on a fixed axle, which bends out of place with a side load.  Because of the 214's unique bushing system and power take-off shaft, it can handle a side load without bending.  The result?  It is perfect for driving a gearbox, linear actuating, and rotary actuating.

Sample applications:

  • Opening/closing valves

  • Locking doors

  • Powering gates

  • Opening/closing greenhouse windows

  • Enabling the mobility industry

  • Opening/closing RV or bus doors

  • Opening/closing RV or bus compartments

  • Deploying/retracting hose reels

  • Lifting/lowering beds in RVs or toy haulers