Product News: Mechanical Power Transmission

Brushless DC Gearmotors include built-in PWM speed control.

Press Release Summary:

Brushless DC Gearmotors include built-in PWM speed control.

Oct 24, 2012 - Integrating 34B brushless DC motor and gearhead with PWM speed control and optical encoder, INTEGRAmotor™ 34B4/FV-F Gearmotors operate from regulated 24 Vdc power supply while providing ¼ hp and up to 341 lb-in. continuous torque. Units are available in gear ratios from 5:1 to 180:1 and output speeds of 0.3–500 rpm. Integrated control accepts inputs from external motion controller or PLC, while enclosed 1024 PPR, 2-channel optical encoder provides closed loop feedback to external controller.

Bodine Electric Company - Northfield, IL

Original Press Release

Bodine's New 34B/FV-F INTEGRAmotor(TM) Combines Brushless DC Gearmotor with PWM Control and Optical Encoder

Press release date: Oct 01, 2012

NORTHFIELD, IL—Bodine Electric Company has added more power to its INTEGRAmotor™ gearmotor line. The new type 34B4/FV-F gearmotor combines Bodine’s 34B brushless DC motor and a high-torque gearhead, along with a built-in PWM speed control, and an optical encoder. Together, they create a highperformance drive package that radically simplifies design, wiring, and assembly.

The 24 VDC 34B/FV-F gearmotors are ideal for medical equipment, packaging machines, conveyor systems, printing equipment, and factory automation applications. The gearmotors are also suitable for portable or remote applications where connection to an AC line is not possible. The brushless DC motor is virtually maintenance-free, eliminates brush wear, brush maintenance and carbon dust.

The new 34B/FV-F gearmotors provide 1/4 hp (187 watts) and up to 341 lb-in. (39 Nm) continuous torque, they are stocked in gear ratios ranging from 5:1 to 180:1 and rated output speeds of 0.3 to 500 RPM. These new INTEGRAmotors operate from a regulated 24 VDC power supply. Output speed is controlled via a digital Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) interface. The integrated control accepts inputs from an external motion controller or Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). An enclosed 1024 PPR, 2 channel, optical encoder provides closed loop feedback to the external controller. The 34B/FV INTEGRAmotors and gearmotors are rated IP-44. Special order versions of INTEGRAmotor gearmotors can also be supplied with food-grade gearhead lubricants.

About Bodine:
Bodine Electric 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 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 Electric is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois (20 miles north of Chicago) with manufacturing and assembly operations in Peosta, Iowa, U.S.A. Web site:

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