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Brushless DC (EC) Gearmotors comply with Class I, Div 2 standards.

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April 30, 2014 - Designed to reduce risk of accidental fires or explosions in hazardous locations, 34B-WX ETL-listed gearmotors comply with NEC Class I, Division 2 safety standards. Features include 12/24 Vdc brushless motors that eliminate danger of high-voltage arcing and shorts, terminal boxes with insulation for electrical connections, and coated commutator assemblies. Continuous duty torque ratings range up to 205 lb-in., and standard gear ratios are available from 4:1 to 312:1.

Bodine Electric Company

201 Northfield Rd., Northfield, IL, 60093, USA

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Bodine 34B-WX Gearmotors Now Comply with Class I, Division 2 Standards for Use in Hazardous Locations

Press release date: April 1, 2014

NORTHFIELD, IL — Bodine Electric Company now offers versions of their popular 34B-WX brushless DC (EC) gearmotors that are ETL listed and comply with National Electrical Code Class I, Division 2 safety standards. Designed to reduce the risk of accidental fires or explosions in hazardous locations, these gearmotors can be used safely in environments such as petroleum refineries, dry cleaning plants and spray finishing areas.

The gearmotors feature low-voltage 12/24V DC brushless motors, eliminating the danger of high-voltage arcing and shorts. They are ideal for solar- or battery-powered applications. Upgraded terminal boxes provide additional insulation for electrical connections, and specially coated commutator assemblies further reduce the risk of accidentally igniting flammable materials.

Bodine engineers tapped into their deep understanding of brushless DC motors and controls to achieve the upgraded safety rating. According to Bodine’s Business Development Manager, Terry Auchstetter, “We build gearmotors for all kinds of extreme environments. With our low-voltage brushless DC motor as a starting point, we were able to apply our engineering experience to creating a drive system that easily met the NEC safety standards.”

The 34B-WX Class I, Division 2 models provide all the maintenance-free, long lasting performance of a standard Bodine brushless DC gearmotor. Their high starting torque and linear speed-torque characteristics make them ideal for variable speed applications. The WX gearhead features all-steel helical gears and synthetic lubricant for quiet operation and long life. These gearmotors offer continuous duty torque ratings of up to 205 lb-in (23 Nm) and standard gear ratios from 4:1 to 312:1. Minimum order quantities and lead times apply for these products.

More information: http://www.bodine-electric.com/SolarPowerLowVoltage/

About Bodine:
Bodine Electric Company offers over 1,200 standard products, and thousands of custom designed gearmotors, motors and motion controls (fixed and variable speed AC, brushless DC, and permanent magnet DC). Bodine products are available via an extensive distributor network or sold directly to OEMs. Known for their reliability, long life and competitive prices, Bodine gearmotors and motors are designed for demanding industrial and commercial applications such as medical devices, scientific and laboratory equipment, labeling equipment, printing presses, packaging equipment, and factory automation. Bodine Electric is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois (20 miles north of Chicago) with manufacturing and assembly operations in Peosta, Iowa, U.S.A. Bodine’s quality management system is certified to ISO 9001:2008. Web site: www.bodine-electric.com

Marketing Contacts: Sarah Prais – Sales/Marketing Communication Specialist, or Edmund Glueck, Manager – Marketing and Product Development, tel. 773.478.3515 (USA). E-Mail: info@bodine-electric.com.

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