Posted by: Edmund Glueck | February 8, 2019

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Posted by: Edmund Glueck | September 12, 2018

New “SCR Rated” Stock Gearmotors Now Available!

In response to the obsolescence of the Baldor-Reliance fractional horsepower (FHP) gearmotor line, we are excited to announce the addition of (70) new 90V and 180VDC gearmotors that are fully compatible with SCR speed controls. The gearmotors feature SCR rated windings that run at 2500 RPM armature speed at 90V or 180VDC respectively. The new stock models can replace 90V or 180VDC gearmotors sold by Baldor, Bison Gear, Leeson, or Grainger.


We offer three new “SCR Rated” parallel shaft series and one right-angle hollow shaft gearmotor series. The type 24A-Z, 33A-WX and 42A-FX parallel shaft gearmotors feature unvented gear housings and all-steel gear trains that are permanently lubricated for maximum life and performance. The type 33A-5L/H hollow shaft gearmotors are available with several shaft kits and a base mount kit that makes them a direct Baldor drop-in.

We also offer unfiltered SCR speed controls: models 0865, 0866, 1865 for most 90V & 180V 24A and 33A “SCR” models [up to 1/5HP]. Our UPM control model 0867 is suitable for our 90VDC 24A and 33A gearmotors.

The SCR rated gearmotors and their corresponding controls and accessory kits are available through Bodine’s extensive distributor network and will be available from the Bodine web site. Custom designs are available to qualified OEMs. Typical OEM modifications include factory installed encoders or brakes, custom wire harnesses, and application-specific mounting and shaft details.


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Posted by: Edmund Glueck | August 23, 2018

Bodine 22B-60P Planetary BLDC Gearmotors with Encoder Shaft Kit

Bodine 22B-60P encoder mounting options [left to right]: (a) shaft cover plate installed [standard], (b) cover plate removed from gearmotor, (c) optional encoder shaft kit model 0964 installed, (d) with Quantum Devices encoder, (e) with Encoder Products encoder installed. Our innovative new encoder shaft kit features a 3/8” (0.37”) diameter that is compatible with several “off the shelf” encoder styles and manufacturers that offer the 3/8” bore size. The 22B-60P also comes with two different mounting bolt circles of 1.14” and 1.81”, allowing maximum flexibility with encoder selection.

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Posted by: Edmund Glueck | July 24, 2018

New Planetary Brushless DC Gearmotors

Our new type 22B4-60P gearmotors combine our high-performance 22B brushless DC motor with the all-new type -60P planetary (60mm) gearhead. The gearmotors’ relatively small diameter, wide speed range, and high torque-density make them an ideal drive solution for industrial automation, pumps, packaging equipment and many other industrial applications.

All-new type 60P Planetary Gearhead Features 22B4-60P_Bodine-Gearmotor-Blog-Image

  • Up to twice the torque of conventional helical / spur parallel shaft gearboxes of similar size
  • Unvented gearhousing mounts in any orientation
  • High-performance lubricant
  • Hardened steel gears for long life and maximum performance
  • Standard backlash < 60 arc minute

22B Brushless DC Motor

  • Totally enclosed non-ventilated
  • Quiet operation, low electromagnetic interference (EMI)
  • Encoder-compatible with new optional screw-in encoder shaft kit. (Standard/ stock models supplied with factory-installed cover over shaft opening).
  • Commutation angle: 120°
  • Simple plug-in operation with Bodine chassis BLDC controls (flying leads, terminated with connectors for our chassis stock controls)
  • Environmental protection: IP-44

22B-60P BLDC Planetary Gearmotor_Typical_Applications

Optional Accessories

  • Flange mount kit model 0960 (U.S.) / 0961 (Metric)
  • Encoder shaft kit for Type 22B-60P Gearmotors (U.S. & Metric) model 0964

Encoder Mounting Details

To view detailed technical specifications or to download a CAD file, click here.

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Posted by: Edmund Glueck | February 22, 2018

Optimized Gearmotors for Low-Voltage Applications

Our 12 or 24V, PMDC and BLDC (EC) gearmotors and motors are ideal for low-voltage, battery or solar powered equipment, portable/mobile applications, warehouse robots (AGVs), and operation in remote locations where connection to an AC line is not possible. Factory-matched, integral motor and gearhead solutions ensure the right motor-gearhead combination for maximum system efficiency. Shown are custom versions of our 22B-Z and 34B-CG gearmotors for a warehouse automation application.

To read more about these gearmotors, click here.

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