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Bodine’s New Planetary PMDC Gearmotors Provide up to Twice the Torque
Bodine Electric Company Posted 02/14/2018
Bodine Electric Company introduces the new type 24A4-60P planetary gearmotor. This integral gearmotor combines Bodine’s high-performance type 24A PMDC motor with the all-new 60P (60mm) planetary gearhead. It is ideal for applications that require higher torque than conventional helical/spur gearheads of a similar size can provide, and where very low backlash gearhead is not required. Typical applications include conveyors, pumps, packaging, industrial automation and wide range of solar- or battery-powered equipment.
The initial product launch includes (24) twenty-four standard models with gear ratios from 4:1 to 162:1. These stock models are offered with 90/130V, 24V and 12V windings. Rated torque ranges from 4.6 lb-in (0.5 Nm) to 226 lb-in (26 Nm). The 24A-60P gearmotor is designed to meet IP-66 ingress protection standards (an optional face mount seal kit is required to seal the output shaft to IP-66). Stock models are available with either US/Inch or Metric drive shaft and mounting details.
All-new type 60P Planetary Gearhead
The new 60P gearhead is designed and manufactured by Bodine Electric Company. Its unvented gearhousing mounts in any orientation. The gearhead is permanently lubricated with a high-performance grease, and features needle bearing supported, hardened steel gears for long life and maximum performance. The standard backlash of this gearhead is less than one degree.
The 24A-60P planetary gearmotors and their corresponding flange mount accessory kits are available through Bodine’s extensive distributor network or from the Bodine web site. Custom designs are available to qualified OEMs. Typical OEM modifications include factory installed encoders or brakes, custom windings or wire harnesses, and application-specific mounting and shaft details.
Bodine Electric Company offers over 1,200 standard stock products, and thousands of custom designed fractional horsepower (FHP) gearmotors, motors and motion controls (fixed and variable speed AC, brushless DC, and permanent magnet DC). 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.