Motors & Motion
Bodine 90-130vDC and 12-24vDC permanent magnet gearmotors with WX
By Anthony Capkun
The new WX gearhead is now available with two 33A permanent magnet DC (PMDC) motors. The WX is a high-torque gearhead built “to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size range”, says Bodine, driving applications such as conveyor systems and packaging equipment. The WX gearmotors feature all-steel gear trains and synthetic lubricants, allowing them to produce up to 65% more torque than previous models, boasts Bodine. The steel gearing is designed to meet or exceed AGMA 9 standards; the synthetic lubricant, meantime, promises to improve efficiency permit use in a wide temperature range. Accessories include a bolt-on adaptor to convert the gearhead to three-point mounting pattern, as well as an L-bracket for flexible mounting, and an IP-44 protection kit. 48 new stock models feature 12 available gear ratios, ranging from 4:1 to 312:1, and rated output speeds from 658 to 2.9 rpm. A new low-voltage type 33A PMDC motor with a winding rated 12/24vDC, and a standard 90/130vDC motor are available to power the WX gearhead.