Product News: Controls & Controllers

Speed Controls drive PMDC gearmotors and motors up to 1/3 hp.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 30, 2012 - Utilizing pulse width modulation technology, Type WPM Speed Controls are available for 12 or 24 V permanent magnet DC gearmotors and motors up to 250 W. Units feature 5 trim pots to adjust min/max speed, torque limit, and acceleration time. Available with ¼ in. quick connect tabs or plug-in terminal block, controls provide continuous output current ranges from 14-17 A, dependent on model. Speed may be controlled with single-turn speed pot or isolated 0-5 Vdc remote signal.

Bodine Electric Company - Northfield, IL

Original Press Release

New 12 and 24 Volt PWM Speed Controls Drive Permanent Magnet DC Gearmotors and Motors up to 1/3 HP

Press release date: Aug 01, 2012

Northfield, IL - Four new stock controls from Bodine Electric Company provide simple and reliable speed control for lowvoltage 12 or 24V permanent magnet DC (PMDC) gearmotors and motors (up to 1/3 HP / 250 Watts). The controls utilize pulse width modulation (PWM) technology to insure quiet operation, low operating temperature and optimal brush life. The controls feature five trim pots to adjust min/max speed, torque (current) limit, and acceleration time. In addition, DIP switches allow the user to easily match a motor/gearmotor to these controls.

System speed may be controlled with a single-turn speed pot, or an isolated 0-5 VDC remote signal. Models are available with either ¼-inch quick connect tabs or a plug-in terminal block.

The type WPM low-voltage motor speed controls are ideal for portable or remote applications where connection to an AC line is not possible. Typical applications include accessories on electric vehicles, mobile medical equipment, solar powered devices, chemical injection pumps at oil wells and automatic gate openers.

Stock item numbers 0788 and 0789 (24 VDC); Items 0786 and 0787 (12 VDC)

· The new 24V models drive most of Bodine's 24V stock PMDC motors and gearmotors
-· Continuous output current ranges from 14 to 17 Amps, dependent on the model; 35 Amps peak
-· RoHS compliant; cURus certified
-· Designed and manufactured by Bodine Electric Company in Northfield, IL (USA)

About the Company
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 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:

Marketing Contacts: Avis Weisman- Marketing Coordinator, tel. 847.999.1222; or Edmund Glueck, Manager - Marketing and Product Development, tel. 773.478.3515. IMAGE: New Bodine 12V and 24V PWM Speed Controls (quick connect and terminal block models)