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Robot Vacuum Cleaner Motor Drive Motion

Advancements in technology, and the economy, has given researchers more opportunity to bring more convenience to humans. First launched in the 1990s, the robot vacuum cleaner frequently collided into objects, and failed to clean corners. Recently, technological advancements has allowed companies to optimize these machines by understanding market demands. Robot vacuum cleaners have come a long way, and some have functions that include wet mopping, anti-dropping, anti-winding, anti-twining, and mapping. These vacuum cleaner functions can be enabled by the gear drive module from ZHAOWEI, a leading motor manufacturer.

Robot Vacuum Cleaner Motor Drive Motion-1

Robot vacuum cleaners function with wireless network technology and AI. The body of the robot vacuum cleaner is generally round or D-shaped. The main hardware of the vacuum cleaner includes the power supply, charging equipment, motor, mechanical structure, sensor, etc. The robot vacuum cleaner relies on brushless motors to move while vacuuming, which are controlled by a wireless remote control. Built-in sensors and AI algorithms make detecting obstacles possible, achieving capabilities which include anti-collision and route planning.

Robot Vacuum Cleaner Motors Optimized by ZHAOWEI

The motor of the ZHAOWEI cleaner module drives the gear module to function once it receives the signal. The gear module controls the direction of the robot vacuum cleaner's wheel, and the speed of the brush. The optimized drive module from ZHAOWEI has a flexible response and fast information transmission, which immediately controls the direction of the universal wheel, thus avoiding collision. The parallel gearbox module of the ZHAOWEI cleaner for moving parts include driving wheels, main brushes and side brushes. These parts all produce low-noise and high torque, and can easily clean uneven ground. It can help solve excessive noise issues, insufficient wheel torque – which tends to get easily trapped in narrow spaces, or hair stuck in the wheels.

Round-shaped Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Round-shaped Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Robot Vacuum Cleaner Motor– Playing an Important Role

The cleaning ability of the robot vacuum cleaner relies on its brush structure, the design of the cleaner, and the suction power of the motor. The larger the suction power it has, the better cleaning effect it gets. ZHAOWEI effectively meets this demand with the vacuum cleaner gear motor. The motors of the robot vacuum cleaner often comprise of DC motors for moving around, a pump motor for vacuuming, and a motor for the brush. A driven steering wheel at the front of the cleaner, and a driving wheel on each side, moves the robot vacuum cleaner,  controlled via a motor. The cleaning structure mainly comprises of a vacuum, and a rotating brush driven by a motor. ZHAOWEI utilizes DC brushless motors on robot vacuum cleaners, because brushless DC motors are known for their high efficiency, high torque, compact size, high control accuracy and long service life. These capabilities effectively improve the cleaning performance of the robot vacuum cleaner, enables its movement, as well as its cleaning efficiency.

Parallel-shaft Gearbox Module

Parallel-shaft Gearbox Module


Statistics from Statista shows a clear, upward trend in the global demand for robotic vacuum cleaners from 2015 through 2025. In 2018, the global robotic vacuum market was valued at 1.84 billion U.S. dollars; the market value is forecasted to reach 4.98 billion U.S. dollars by 2025. We can easily predict that the robotic vacuum cleaner will have an increasing market demand.

The robot vacuum cleaner motor in the image was developed and designed for a specific client, and is only shown here as an example. ZHAOWEI can design, develop, and manufacture products according to the requirements of each client. It is not for other commercial purposes, or sold to a third party.

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