Information on the Different Types of Direct Drive Motors
A direct drive motor is one which uses the force coming from an electric motor with no further reductions in efficiency. This is due to the fact that the electrical energy of the motor is used as an energy source and not as heat, and the resultant force or motion is then transformed into mechanical force or motion. These motors are a lot more efficient and powerful than the electrical motors as they do not lose the energy they generate to heat. However, a direct drive motor has other advantages as well, such as being a lot safer to operate because there are no moving parts to worry about and they do not need cooling as the coolant is pumped directly into the motor itself. They can also be made very quiet, which is something else you would not get from an electric motor.
These motors can be very expensive to buy and build as they are so much stronger than the electrical motors, however, they do require some care and maintenance to keep them in good condition. Here is some information on the different types of direct drives.
The first type is the chain drive motor. As the name suggests, it is based upon a chain which can be spun to move the axle which is in turn, controlled by the pulley which rotates the chain and eventually the shaft. It is powered by the chain. This motor is easy to maintain and it works well if you have a chain that is relatively light weight.
The next type is the gear drive motor. As its name suggests, it is based on gears and instead of a chain, it has sprocket mounted on the spindle and the main chain is fitted between the sprocket and the pulley. It uses two different sets of gears to work, one on the outer side of the chain, the other on the inner part. It works well when there is a lot of friction, such as at the end of a race track, or on a bicycle.
Then there is the rotary drive motor. This is based on an electric motor, which is mounted directly on the rotor shaft, where the power is transferred to a series of rollers and eventually, to a series of axles on which the wheel is mounted. A magnet which is connected to the generator can be used to control the magnetic force and this is what provides the power and energy needed to drive the wheels. It is the most popular of all the direct drive motors due to its simplicity, speed and ease of use.
Direct drive motors have many uses and you can choose one based on your requirements and budget. If you do not want to waste your money on buying electric motors for your car, a direct drive can prove to be the best choice as they are so much cheaper and easy to install, while at the same time very efficient. You will find that the more complex designs tend to be less powerful and are not suited for racing, but in general are a better choice when you are looking for a cheap, simple solution.