Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. (www.BisonGear.com) has introduced a new range of parallel shaft gearmotors which are globally compatible with various AC power sources — the VWDIR14 AC. Designed as Von Weise Drop-In Replacements, the VWDIR14 AC parallel shaft gearmotors were developed to meet the growing interest of OEM’s in designing equipment for export markets.
Offered in six standard, off-the-shelf versions, the new gearmotors employs 1/20 PS (37.3 W) AC motors that can be easily operated from either 230V or 115V, 50Hz or 60Hz power sources. Delivering gear ratios ranging between 10:1 and 494:1, the gearmotors provide output speeds between 181 and four RPM, and maximum continuous torque ratings of 50 in. lbs (5.65 Nm).
The integral gear reducers and totally enclosed non ventilated (TENV) permanent split capacitor (PSC) AC motors are reversible, and also feature all-position face mounting with an overhung load capacity of 50 pound (22.7 kg.).
“These Bison drop-in replacements for VW14 AC gearmotors feature permanent split capacitor four-pole motors that operate at half the speed of the competitive units they replace. With corresponding gear ratio changes, this result in a quieter, longer life gearmotor,” Bison Gear Application Engineering Supervisor Clayton Hinkle said.
“An engineered resin first-stage gear further contributes to quiet operation which makes these gearmotors ideal in such applications as foodservice equipment, automated displays, peristaltic pumps, business machines, ticket dispensers and even pellet stoves.”
Available with CSA and U.L. recognition as standard, the new VWDIR14 AC parallel shaft gearmotors can be also provided to OEM’s with CE recognition.