Product News: Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission
Parallel Shaft AC Gearmotors suit fixed-speed applications.
Press Release Summary:
January 24, 2014 - Driven by 3-wire reversible, 42R6-frame, 115 Vac/60 Hz, single-phase, ¼ hp, AC induction motor, 42R6-FX features hardened helical steel gears and needle bearings that lend to optimized torque and product life. FX gearhead provides up to 350 lb-in. continuous torque, and 3-wire winding facilitates wiring and reversal of gearmotor. Models are available with gear ratios from 5:1 to 300:1 and rated output speeds of 5.7–340 rpm. Synthetic lubricant broadens gearhead operating temperature range.
Original Press Release
Bodine Electric Company Expands Family of High Performance Parallel Shaft FX Gearmotors with AC Models
Press release date: January 1, 2014
NORTHFIELD, IL – Bodine Electric Company announced that it has expanded its popular FX line of parallel shaft gearmotors to include AC models. The all-new 42R6-FX combines Bodine’s new, 3-wire reversible 42R frame AC induction motor with their completely redesigned and updated FX gearhead. The new gearmotor provides up to 40% more torque than previous E/F models. New synthetic lubricant allows the FX gearhead to operate at a wider temperature range while at the same time improving overall gearhead performance. Stronger, hardened helical steel gears and new needle bearings provide more torque and 25% longer product life. The 42R-FX achieves these gains in power, performance and flexibility without any change in the gearhead dimensions or mounting configurations.
The 42R6-FX gearmotor is ideal for fixed-speed applications such as medical equipment, packaging machines, conveyor systems, printing equipment, and factory automation applications.
The 42R6-FX is driven by Bodine’s new 42R6-frame 115 VAC/60 Hz, single-phase 1/4 HP (186 Watts) AC motor, which is 60% more powerful than Bodine’s earlier E/F models. Three-wire winding makes the gearmotor easier to wire and reverse. The new FX gearhead provides up to 350 lb-in. (40 Nm) continuous torque. Models are available with gear ratios ranging from 5:1 to 300:1 and rated output speeds of 5.7 to 340 RPM. Special order models with 230 VAC 50/60 Hz windings are also available with lead-time and minimum quantities.
These new stock models are 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.
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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.
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