The brushless DC electric motor business of Von Weise of Canada Company was acquired by Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. The product line includes low voltage (12-24 volt) BLDC motors ranging from 80 to 225 watts with integral multifunction speed controls.
"With increased requirements for greater energy efficiency, compact size and overall value, we see brushless motor applications and the market growing significantly for our customers and Bison," says Martin Swarbrick, Bison Gear CEO. "This is a perfect complement to our own new Autonomotor sensorless brushless product line, and it aligns with our growth strategy, balancing internal product development with product and technology acquisition."
The Von Weise motors were originally developed for the mobile HVAC market and will be incorporated into Bison's gearmotor product line for industrial and commercial applications. "We have relocated the production of these new motors to our St. Charles, Illinois facility where we anticipate the synergy with our gearmotor products will lead to increased employment opportunities," says Ron Bullock, Bison Gear chairman. "This expansion of our brushless DC motor manufacturing is another significant new development for Bison in our 50th anniversary year."
According to John Morehead, Bison's vice president, strategic planning and marketing, "We look forward to continuing to serve the mobile HVAC market for these products, in addition to the industrial pumps and compressors, valve actuators, medical device and business equipment markets for which they have been designed."