In response to customer demand for more power in smaller spaces, Bison Gear and Engineering introduces the 100mm AC motor line offering 1/8 hp (93w) in 30 percent less volume than previously available. The four inch diameter single phase motors have been mated to Bison's 200 Series parallel shaft gearing to provide up to 350 inch-pounds (39.5 N-m) of continuous torque in a compact package with three-wire hookup.
The 100mm AC Parallel Shaft Gearmotors are powered by these 115 volt, 60 Hz single-phase TEFC permanent split capacitor motors and offered in nine standard versions with gear ratios from 5.0:1 to 215.6:1 and fixed output speeds from 340 to 8 rpm, respectively.
Continuous output torques range from 16 to 350 inch-pounds (1.8 to 39.5 N-m). The nine 100mm AC Parallel Shaft products are appropriate for use in foodservice and stationery agricultural equipment, factory automation, conveying and specialty machinery applications. They are supported by Bison Gear's In-Stock, Instant-Ship (ISIS) program that supports Bison's distribution partners and offers same day shipment for orders received before noon Central Time.
"Over the past few years we heard from customers that they were looking for a smaller 1/8 horsepower motor that would help them fit their increasingly smaller machine and equipment envelope, and that's what drove the development of the new 100mm AC motors," said Robert Lewton, electrical design engineer at Bison Gear. "This 100mm AC offering is the first of many innovative Bison new product introductions planned for our 50th anniversary year. In the 100mm AC alone, we will be expanding both our electrical and mechanical offerings shortly."