Are the gearmotors themselves rated for high RPM rotation?

I’m looking to use a “499:1 Metal Gearmotor 25Dx73L mm LP 6V with 48 CPR Encoder” in an application that would involve the entire motor itself rotating concentrically around its own axis at speeds of up to 3000 RPM. The motor shaft would be actuated over a range of about 180˚ via closed loop feedback control. My question is: will the gearmotor (and encoder) still function properly even when spinning at such speeds? Or are there unforeseen issue I may encounter there?


Our gearmotors were not specifically designed to be used in an application like that, and unfortunately, we have no idea how they might hold up. In general, it sounds like this application could be very dangerous, so I would recommend against using our gearmotors without extensive testing and protections from shrapnel in place.

- Patrick

Thanks Patrick, we’ll go ahead and conduct some tests then, and let you know how it goes!