Brushless DC Gearmotor features high torque gearhead.
May 17, 2010 -
Electronically commutated type 34B, TENV, 1/5 hp (149 W) brushless DC motors with WX gear head series consists of 48 models with 12 available gear ratios ranging from 4:1 to 312:1, and rated output speeds from 8-658 rpm. WX gearheads feature AGMA 9 standard all-steel helical gear trains and synthetic lubricants. Series is offered with 130 and 24 Vdc windings and comes with or without accessory shafts for external encoder or brake installation.
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Bodine Electric Company
201 Northfield Rd.
Northfield, IL, 60093
Bodine Electric Company Introduces New High-Performance Brushless DC Gearmotor with WX Gearhead
CHICAGO, IL - Bodine Electric Company introduces its new WX gearhead in conjunction with its upgraded 34B-frame brushless DC motor. The WX is a new high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size range. The new WX gearmotors are designed to drive applications such as conveyor systems, packaging equipment, metering pumps, medical devices, commercial appliances, and solar powered outdoor equipment.
The exterior of the new WX gearhead is identical to Bodine's old W models, but the inside has been completely redesigned. These new WX gearmotors feature all-steel helical gear trains and synthetic lubricants, allowing the type 34B-WX to produce up to 65% more torque than previous models. The new steel gearing is designed to AGMA 9 standards or higher, to assure the quiet operation that is expected from Bodine Electric products. The synthetic lubricant in this new gearhead improves efficiency, and allows these gearmotors to operate in a wide temperature range. Forty-eight new stock models feature 12 available gear ratios, ranging from 4:1 to 312:1, and rated output speeds from 658 to 8 RPM.
The WX gearhead is now available with Bodine's type 34B, TENV, 1/5HP (149 Watts) brushless DC motors. These electronically commutated (BLDC) motors require less maintenance and last longer than traditional brush-type PMDC motors. The brushless construction results in a cooler running, quieter motor that can accelerate and decelerate quickly. They can be used in place of brush-type motors in applications where high starting torque and linear speed-torque characteristics are critical. The new 34B-WX gearmotors are offered with 130VDC and 24VDC windings and are available with or without accessory shafts for external encoder or brake installation.
"Bodine Electric has over 20 years experience in design and manufacturing of brushless DC motor and control systems. We developed the 34B-WX as a direct response to the growing demand for brushless gearmotor solutions," said Terry Auchstetter, Manager of Business Development. "We also manufacture a complete line of matched of 24V or 130V brushless DC motor speed controls. When customers purchase the 34B-WX with a control, they get a complete drive system from one source."
About Bodine Electric Company
Bodine Electric Company is a leading manufacturer of high-performance fractional horsepower gearmotors (less than 1HP / 746 Watts), motors and motor speed controls in North America. Bodine Electric offers over 1,000 standard products, and thousands of custom designed gearmotors, motors and motion controls (AC Fixed Speed, AC Variable Speed, 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 are found in many demanding industrial and commercial applications, such as, medical devices, scientific and laboratory equipment, labeling equipment, printing presses, packaging equipment, and factory automation. Bodine is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with manufacturing and assembly operations in Peosta, Iowa, U.S.A. www.bodine-electric.com.
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