We are pleased to introduce our new line of WX gearmotors. These new WX gearmotors were designed to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size range. The new WX gearmotors are designed to drive applications such as conveyor systems, packaging equipment, metering pumps, medical devices, commercial appliances, and solar powered outdoor equipment.
The WX is a parallel shaft gearhead that can deliver up to 210 lb-in (24 Nm) continuous torque. This new gearhead complements Bodine’s smaller type D and Z gearheads that produce up to 120 lb-in (14 Nm) of continuous duty torque, and the larger type E/F, HG, and CG gearheads that range from 250 to 1000 lb-in (up to 113 Nm) of continuous torque.
The exterior of the new WX gearhead is identical to Bodine’s old type “W” gearmotor models, but the inside has been completely redesigned. These new WX gearmotors feature all-steel helical gear trains and synthetic lubricants, allowing the type 33A-WX (PMDC) and 34B-WX (BLDC) to produce up to 65% more torque than previous type “W” models. The new steel gearing is designed to AGMA 9 standards or higher, to assure the quiet operation that is expected from Bodine Electric products. The synthetic lubricant in this new gearhead improves efficiency, and allows these gearmotors to operate in a wide temperature range. 108 new stock models feature 12 available gear ratios, ranging from 4:1 to 312:1, and rated output speeds from 658 to 8 RPM.
As with most Bodine gearmotors, the new WX gearhead is offered with a range of motor options to provide customers with the flexibility and design solution that best fits their application needs. The WX gearhead is stocked with a new AC fixed speed, 3-wire-reversible motor winding; two permanent magnet DC motor options, either rated 90/130 VDC or 12/24 VDC; and brushless DC WX models, type 34B-WX, are offered with a 24 VDC or 130 VDC winding option.
These new WX models are “cURus” marked, and are designed and manufactured to be RoHS compliant. All new WX stock models can be configured to feature a 3-hole mounting pattern via a simple bolt-on adaptor plate (which allows the WX to be a drop-in replacement for similar gearmotors from other manufacturers).
34R-WX [AC]: The WX gearhead is the first gearhead to be paired with Bodine’s new 3-wire reversible 34R (4 inch/100 mm diameter), single phase, 1/7 HP (107 Watts) motor winding. The three-wire configuration simplifies connection, and makes reversing the motor’s direction simply a matter of switching the position of two leads. This new winding can also operate at 50 Hz by utilizing a different value run capacitor. A new 230VAC, 50/60Hz, 1-phase, 3-wire reversible winding is also available for custom configurations.
34B-WX [BLDC]: The WX gearhead is available with Bodine’s type 34B, TENV, 1/5HP (149 Watts) brushless DC motors. These electronically commutated (BLDC) motors require less maintenance and last longer than traditional brush-type PMDC motors. The brushless construction results in a cooler running, quieter motor that can accelerate and decelerate quickly. They can be used in place of brush-type motors in applications where high starting torque and linear speed-torque characteristics are critical. The new 34B-WX gearmotors are offered with 130VDC and 24VDC windings and are available with or without accessory shafts for external encoder or brake installation.
33A-WX [PMDC]: The WX gearhead is also available with Bodine’s 33A-frame permanent magnet DC, 1/4-1/11 HP motors. These motors provide high starting torque and linear speed torque characteristics. The 33A-frame motors feature permanently lubricated ball bearing construction for maintenance-free operation, as well heavy gauge steel housing and copper graphite brushes. The windings are resin-impregnated. Bodine PMDC motors feature an unique skewed armature design to minimize cogging and operate quietly over the full speed range.
|All type “WX” gearmotors are now available through our new Quick Delivery program. This program is designed to ship customer orders in small order quantities within two to three business days. Products will be maintained in stock, or assembled to order via a quick-turn production cell. Larger order quantities will require lead-time. Expedited delivery options are also available.|
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