Looking for a Low Cost 24 VDC Solution for Motion Control?
If you're like many of our customers looking for low-cost alternatives to servo motors, actuators or solenoids, your search is over. Our Pulse Geared Drive (PGD) is an affordable, compact, and powerful 24VDC motor drive used in material handling, assembly, automation, and other applications requiring repeatable, linear motion control, transportation, or accumulation.
Utilizing the same proven and powerful Senergy motor used to drive our Senergy motor drive rollers (MDRs), the PGD is specified in applications that require the torque and speed of the Senergy motor, but that do not require a roller. In fact, from that need the Pulse Geared Drive was born.
The Pulse Geared Drive features a form factor similar to a high voltage AC motor gearbox combination in a compact, low voltage package. It can be used as a drop-in replacement for AC geared motors or in pneumatic applications. The PGD is constructed of heat-treated reinforced precision gears that results in an exceptionally long life. Optional and customized attachments allow the PGD to drive just about any equipment.
The PGD’s power and efficiency are derived from a unique planetary gearbox design and a powerful brushless DC motor. The Senergy motor features just 11 gearbox combinations that makes ordering and stocking PGDs much more efficient. In applications with appropriate precision requirements, the Pulse Geared Drive is used as a low-cost alternative to servo motors, actuators or solenoids.
We offer a base PGD model as well as the Pulse Geared Drive Ai (Advanced Intelligence). The base model is designed for use with JST connectors and utilizes eight wires for connection to the control card, while the Ai model uses an IP54 rated M8-style connector which requires just four wires for connecting to the controller.
A microprocessor inside the Ai model holds and processes critical data about the motor, including its part number, serial number, manufacturing date, actual motor temperature, run cycle time, overload count, gearbox ratio and motor positioning data. Monitoring this data is accomplished using our free to download EasyRoll software or by connecting a PLC or PC over Modbus, ProfiNet, or an EthernetIP network. All Pulse Geared Drives are driven by ConveyLinx or ConveyLinx Ai2 controllers, or simple drive cards.