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New air motors from Chicago Pneumatic provide simple yet reliable power

January 15, 2020

Product Air Motors

Chicago Pneumatic has introduced a new range of air motors to its portfolio. The comprehensive air motor range combines multiple configurations. We offer a compact and well-balanced design with excellent performance in harsh environments, enabling OEM and machine builders to improve the efficiency of their systems.

We are excited to include air motors as part of our product portfolio for the first time. This addition to our catalog is ideal for OEMs and machine builders looking for simple yet reliable power in applications including machine maintenance, pipe processing, mixing, blending, filling, and metering in food and chemical processing. The new range complements our existing range of pneumatic products and tools, while reinforcing our position as leaders in industrial pneumatic solutions. Customers can be assured that they are receiving the highest quality product and support.

Damien Feller , Global Product Marketing Manager, Spares & Solutions, at Chicago Pneumatic

9 models for versatile applications

There are nine models of motors in the range providing power from 0.16 kW (0.21HP) to 1.8 kW (2.45HP), maximum output torques of up to 299 Nm (221 ft.lbs) and speeds of up to 21,500 rpm. They are easy to install and use, providing users with high versatility based on their needs. Power can be adjusted easily by regulating the air supply, pressure or throttling. Users have a choice of progressive or immediate start to best suit their applications.

Efficient and cost-effective solutions

The motors are efficient thanks to a lightweight and compact design. They feature internal planetary gears which contribute to a long, slim design. The motors are up to six times smaller and lighter than electric motors. This means that OEMs can reduce the overall weight of their machines. The output power inherently adjusts to match the applied load, which further enhances efficiency. It also has low friction blades, which are a lubrication-free design, enabling users to improve their sustainability. Air motors are a cost-effective solution compared to other motor types, with low installation, operation and maintenance costs.

Reliable and dependable operation in hostile or sensitive environments

The heavy-duty motors also provide reliable operation in hostile environments. They can be used in constant stop-start operations and can be stalled indefinitely without overheating or sustaining any other damage. They provide excellent, long-life performance to maximize process up-time. Air motors from Chicago Pneumatic are ATEX certified for use in zone 2 hazardous areas. Since there is no heat generated or the possibility of sparks being created, the stainless-steel air motors also offer safe operation. There is no hydraulic fluid, which eliminates any risk of leakage, pollution or fire. In addition, they are not sensitive to electromagnetic interference, providing dependable operation in sensitive environments.
silencer B type for air motors

silencer B type for air motors

We offer reversible and non-reversible variations to suit all applications. The motors are available with various output shaft types including keyed shaft, threaded shaft, or hex style. They also come with a range of accessories including mounting flanges, mounting feet, silencers and chucks.