In greenhouse horticulture, time is money, and efficiency is key. Every decision made within a greenhouse operation impacts productivity and profitability. It is known that selecting the appropriate curtain type, heating system, lights, and fans directly influence productivity, yield, and energy consumption. But an often-overlooked decision is the choice of drive system to power ventilation and curtain systems. Selecting the right motor gearbox for your greenhouse operation can lead to savings in both time and money in greenhouse operations.
The Benefits of Choosing the Right Motor Gearbox:
- Increased Productivity: Selecting a motor gearbox that aligns with the specific needs of your greenhouse can boost productivity by enabling a more consistent reliable climate. When motors work, their large role in creating an optimal climate is often overlooked until they don’t work. Motor downtime have costs so choosing a motor supplier with quality motors, stocked motors and parts, and reliable service can reduce downtime.
- Long-Term Savings: Investing in a quality motor gearbox might seem like a high upfront cost, but the long-term savings are substantial. A quality motor gearbox can last well over 20 years so the lifetime value of a quality gearbox can be substantially higher than a lower quality alternative.
- Reduced Maintenance Costs: A quality drive system that fits your greenhouse application may reduce longterm maintenance costs. Frequently replacing low quality motors, or motors that are improperly specified have many hidden costs such as future replacement costs and productivity losses due to broken equipment.
- Reduced Installation Costs: Higher voltage motors can lead to reduced installation costs due the possibility of using fewer motors for the same application. They also can have lower electrical infrastructure costs due to lower amperage draw.
Greenhouse growers face countless daily decisions, from maintaining optimal growing conditions to minimizing energy costs and maximizing yields. Worrying about an improperly sized, failing, or broken motors is not an extra item that needs to be added to the list for growers.