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DC Motor Speed Control supports dynamic braking.

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Press Release Summary:

February 13, 2014 - Housed in NEMA 1/IP-20 enclosure, Model 0794 provides smooth speed control for PMDC gearmotors and motors. Forward-Brake-Reverse switch allows dynamic braking for applications where motor needs to be manually and infrequently reversed. Accepting 115 Vac, 50/60 Hz, 1-phase input, control supports motor power ratings of 7/16 hp at 90 Vdc or 5/8 hp at 130 Vdc. It is suited for bi-directional applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, medical devices, and labeling equipment.

Bodine Electric Company

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

Original Press Release

Bodine Introduces New DC Motor Speed Control with Dynamic Braking

Press release date: February 1, 2014

NORTHFIELD, IL – Bodine Electric Company expanded its extensive family of DC motor speed controls to include a new enclosed model with Forward-Brake-Reverse switch and dynamic braking. The new control is ideal for use in bi-directional applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, screen-printing equipment, food processing applications, medical devices, lab instrumentation and labeling equipment.

Housed in a NEMA 1/IP-20 enclosure, the new model 0794 provides smooth speed control for PMDC gearmotors and motors. Its pulse width modulated (PWM) design provides higher torque and lower motor operating temperatures than typical SCR controls. Filtered DC output to the motor allows cooler operation, longer brush life, lower audible noise, and wider speed range. The type “WPM” control accepts 115 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1-phase input. Motor power ratings are 7/16 HP (326 Watts) at 90 VDC, or 5/8 HP (466 Watts) at 130 VDC.

This new stock model features a Forward-Brake-Reverse switch, allowing dynamic braking for applications where the motor needs to be manually and infrequently reversed, or when required as a setup function in an application. Five trim pot adjustments (TORQ limit, MIN and MAX speed, acceleration/deceleration, and IR compensation) eliminate the computer-like programming required in other drives. DIP switches allow the control to be easily calibrated for different motor sizes. Two Diagnostic LEDs on the PC board indicate when power is on and when current output is at limit set by the TORQ pot.

Availability
Our new model 0794 is available through Bodine’s extensive distributor network, via direct sales to OEMs, or from the Bodine web site. Stock orders typically ship within 2-3 business days.

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.

Marketing Contacts:
Edmund Glueck
Manager – Marketing and Product Development
tel. 773.478.3515 (USA)
e-mail: info@bodine-electric.com

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