Bodine Electric Company announced that it has expanded its FX line of parallel shaft gearmotors to include AC models. The all-new 42R6-FX combines Bodine’s new, 3-wire reversible 42R frame AC induction motor with their completely redesigned and updated FX gearhead. The new gearmotor provides up to 40% more torque than previous E/F models. New synthetic lubricant allows the FX gearhead to operate at a wider temperature range while at the same time improving overall gearhead performance. Stronger, hardened helical steel gears and new needle bearings provide more torque and 25% longer product life. The 42R-FX achieves these gains in power, performance and flexibility without any change in the gearhead dimensions or mounting configurations.
The 42R6-FX gearmotor is ideal for fixed-speed applications such as medical equipment, packaging machines, conveyor systems, printing equipment, and factory automation applications.
The 42R6-FX is driven by Bodine’s new 42R6-frame 115 VAC/60 Hz, single-phase 1/4 HP (186 Watts) AC motor, which is 60% more powerful than Bodine’s earlier E/F models. Three-wire winding makes the gearmotor easier to wire and reverse. The new FX gearhead provides up to 350 lb-in. (40 Nm) continuous torque. Models are available with gear ratios ranging from 5:1 to 300:1 and rated output speeds of 5.7 to 340 RPM. Special order models with 230 VAC 50/60 Hz windings are also available with lead-time and minimum quantities.
These new stock models are available through Bodine’s extensive distributor network, via direct sales to OEMs, or from the Bodine web site. Stock orders typically ship within 2-3 business days.
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