Bodine Electric's CG gearmotor, an extra-rugged line of variable speed AC inverter-duty and permanent magnet DC gearmotors, was developed specifically for the the company’s most powerful electric motors, the 48R-AC inverter-duty, and 42A permanent magnet DC motors.This integral gearmotor design allows the CG to deliver up to 1,000 lb-in. of torque, or nearly twice the torque of any previous Bodine product.
Accoring to the company's press releaese, numerous components of the CG gearmotor were designed for higher than usual performance. The motor and gearhead are assembled as an integral unit, so the possibility of leaks at the motor-gearhead seal, or misalignment between motor and gearhead is eliminated.
The new CG gearhead features a three-stage, selectively hardened gearing cluster, permanently lubricated with a special, high-performance lubricant. Its aluminum-cast body, and extra heavy-duty bearings and seals enhance performance, even in tough applications.
Because the gearhead is unvented, the gearmotors can be mounted in virtually any position by means of its extra-wide face-mounting flange. Bodine says its driveshaft, with a 1 inch diameter, is almost twice as large as those typically found in comparable products and allows the CG gearmotors to deliver improved output torque to the load.
These gearmotors are specifically designed for applications such as platform lifts, heavy-duty plant automation equipment, and other equipment where long life and high load capacity are critical.
Edmund Glueck, manager of product development, says this new gearmotor fills out the Bodine product line. “It’s the largest gearmotor Bodine has designed to date.”