Gear motors

HIMMEL®gear motors are used for driving slow running machines. A gear motor is the combination of a motor and a gear unit. The gear unit works to make the drive shaft rotate at a lower speed and higher torque than the motor shaft. For this reason, HIMMEL®gear motors are used where the required output speeds and torques cannot be economically achieved using conventional electric motors.

The applications for gear motors are very wide ranging. Primary applications in industry are driving haulageways as well as lifting, lowered and moving loads in various plant systems.

The design principle of HIMMEL®gear motors ensures low noise and the minimal installation space makes them space-saving drive solutions. Cast iron housing for stable and low-vibration continuous operating. Some gear unit types can also be supplied with an aluminium housing. All gear wheels are milled, crowned or ground with a hardened surface. Helical gearing of the gear teeth achieves excellent operating smoothness

HIMMEL®gear motors are available as foot or flange mounted versions and can be installed in any position using the relevant amount of lubricant. Applications such as the additional installation of electromagnetic brakes, backstops and speed monitors are also possible.

No matter what special dimensions you have for the shaft or flange, HIMMEL Antriebstechnik can supply the right drive unit. Our design department is able to develop and deliver exactly the right solution for your drive problem.

Our HIMMEL®gear units and gear motors are available in the following versions:

Special applications:

HIMMEL®-Gear-motors catalog
HIMMEL®-Special gear-motors brochure


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  • Safe and easy use
  • Compact and space-saving design
  • High performance
  • High torques as well as axial and radial forces
  • Wide range of gear ratios
  • High running precision and smoothness
  • Low noise
  • Modular system (many combinations possible, motors, coupling-adapters etc.)
  • Implementation of bespoke solutions
  • Variable location of terminal box
  • Cable or plug execution for direct connection
  • Fast delivery times
  • High availability and fast delivery of important spare parts
  • High degree of vertical integration
  • Low maintenance costs


  • Materials handling
  • Food industry
  • Packaging industry
  • Beverages industry
  • Intralogistics and airport technology
  • Building materials, glass, steel and metal working
  • Bulk materials industry  
  • Timber industry
  • Water treatment technology
  • Mining