New General Purpose Motors from AutomationDirect®


Cumming, GA - September 26, 2007 - AutomationDirect's new IronHorse(TM) general purpose AC motor line includes rolled steel and cast iron styles in the most popular sizes. IronHorse motors are available in single and three-phase models and in one-third to 300 hp sizes; all motors have a base speed of 1800 RPM and are electrically reversible.

The MTR series 56C frame motors, in one-third to 2HP sizes, are housed in rolled steel, totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) enclosures and are equipped with removable bolt on-bolt off bases. MTR series motors feature large, easy-to-wire junction boxes, high tensile strength steel shafts, and cast aluminum end bells. The single-phase, 115/208-230 Volt motors include large all-metal capacitor covers with rubber gaskets and oversized capacitors. Prices for single-phase motors start at $96. The three-phase, 208-230/460 volt motors are inverter capable and start at $97. IronHorse MTR series motors work well in applications using conveyors, fans, gear reducers, and pumps, and are CE and CSA certified.

The three-phase industrial duty MTC series motors are T frame TEFC motors available in one to 300 HP sizes and feature ribbed designed cast iron frames to ensure maximum cooling. They are also equipped with solid full frame-length cast iron mounting feet, cast iron junction box with rubber gasket and rubber dust cover. Motor sizes 10 hp and lower are equipped with maintenance free bearings. Larger motors feature NSK/SKF brand premium quality ball or roller bearings. These high-efficiency motors are CSA, CE, ISO9001, and EPACT certified. IronHorse T frame motors are ideal for applications such as pumps, material handling, metal and textile processing, and test stands. Prices for MTC series motors start at $120.

IronHorse AC motor accessories include Stable(TM) motor slide bases for accurate and easy motor positioning. Available in sizes from NEMA 56- NEMA 449T, these motor bases start at $10. Replacement capacitors and centrifugal switches are available for MTR single-phase motors for $12. C-flange kits, starting at $14, can be used for C-face mounting of the cast iron MTC series motors.

The new IronHorse general purpose motors are available for same-day shipping and are backed by a two-year warranty.

AutomationDirect sells over 6,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,000-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products at prices well below the industry average, 24-hour order entry with same-day shipping on in-stock items, the best documentation in the industry, and award-winning sales and technical support For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.

Editorial Contact:
TJ Johns
Phone: 678-455-1730
Email: tjohns@automationdirect.com

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