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Pittman Provides Solutions for Agricultural Equipment Applications
AMETEK Advanced Motion Solutions Posted 10/08/2015
HARLEYSVILLE, PA - PITTMAN® Motors, a business unit of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has introduced its latest offering in a broad range of DC brush and brushless motors to the agriculture equipment industry. Pittman DC gear motors with encoders are used in agricultural planting equipment for consistent dispensing of seed and insecticide to improve crop yield. Pittman offers a range of DC motors available with low voltage windings suitable for battery powered planting equipment.
The DC030C series is a 30 mm diameter motor available in three motor lengths with output power ratings of 8 to 30 Watts. Gear reduction for the DC030C motor includes the G35 spur gearbox with load torque ratings of 0.71 to 1.24 Nm and the G30 planetary gearbox with load torque ratings of 2.47 to 8.83 Nm.
The DC054B series is a 54 mm diameter motor available in seven motor lengths with output power ratings of 25 to 108 Watts. Gear reduction for the DC054B motor includes the G51 spur gearbox with load torque ratings of 1.24 to 3.53 Nm and the PLG52 planetary gearbox with load torque ratings of 1.2 to 24 Nm.
Pittman offers a range of encoder feedback options for closed loop speed control of seeders and insecticide injectors. High resolution optical sensors can provide resolutions from 16 – 5000 cycles per revolution. For control systems with low frequency inputs, Hall Effect sensors with lower resolutions are available. Pittman also customizes shafts, mountings, cables and connectors to suit special application requirements.
Pittman is part of the AMETEK Precision Motion Control division. PITTMAN products are designed into a wide variety of high-tech motion applications, including lab automation, medical devices, communications equipment, semiconductor processing equipment, aerospace systems, and many other applications where precision motion is critical.
The PITTMAN motor line spans a wide variety of DC motor sizes and technologies, ranging from 10 mm-diameter brushless DC motors used in high-speed medical applications to large NEMA frame DC servo motors used in sophisticated automation equipment. PITTMAN also offers a wide variety of complementary products such as gearboxes, encoders, brakes, and drive systems.
AMETEK Precision Motion Control is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.