GN shaft vs GE shaft?

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GN shaft vs GE shaft?

Post by kjohann » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:34 am

What is the difference between the GE pinion shaft and the GN pinion shaft of your AC motors? Can you separate the motor from the clutch brake assembly of CBI560-801WU and buy a different motor with a different voltage as long as the pinion shafts match?

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Re: GN shaft vs GE shaft?

Post by om_tech_support_JT » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:16 pm

Hi kjohann,

GE and GN are model number designations for the different types of pinion shafts we offer on our motors. These pinion shafts are machined with specific grooves in order to mesh with the gears inside the gearheads/gearboxes we provide. The gearhead model number would also include either "GE" or "GN" to designate compatibility with those types of pinion shafts. For example, a "GN" motor is designed to use a "GN" gearhead.

I'm not understanding your 2nd question completely. Do you mean you want to use a different motor than the clutch & brake motor, but use the same gearhead? If so, it's not possible. The clutch & brake gearheads are high impact type gearheads so they're different than the GE or GN gearehads. They are only designed to be used with clutch & brake motors.

I would suggest that you use a new motor and new gearhead if possible.

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