St. Charles, IL – Electric motors consume from 63% to 70% of the electricity used in American manufacturing. However, most motor efficiency efforts to date have focused on less than 10% of the total electric motor population: those motors greater than one horsepower. In response to customer desires to increase efficiency in equipment employing fractional horsepower electric motors, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. introduces its new 107 series Verdant Duty™ gearmotors in 5 standard, off-the-shelf models. Rated at 1/20 horsepower (37.3 watt) at 230 volt, 60 Hz, 3-phase, they feature an operating range from 6 to 90 Hz to provide a 15:1 range of adjustable output speeds in applications requiring no maintenance.
The gearmotors feature totally enclosed, non-ventilated (TENV) AC motors constructed with special insulation systems to ensure long life when driven by compact, economic frequency inverters that convert conventional AC single phase to three phase power. Employing integral gear reducers with gear ratios from 6.7:1 to 95.5:1 they offer output speeds from 368 to 1.7 RPM with output torques up to 100 in-lbs. (11.3 N-m).
The new Verdant Duty™ AC gearmotors will be introduced at the annual meeting of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) at the Hotel InterContinental in Chicago on December 5. “Environmental Sustainability” is a key topic on the agenda. With over 4,000 members, IMA is the oldest and largest state manufacturers’ association in the U.S.
The RoHS compliant gearmotors feature UL, cRUus and CE recognition and are supported by Bison’s Innopreneurial™ application and design engineering capabilities to customize standard models to meet specific OEM needs. Customers’ shortened supply chain requirements are fulfilled by the units being manufactured in Bison Gear’s St. Charles, Illinois facilities to the highest quality standards to ensure dependable, long-life operation.