Bosch broadens line of dc electric motors for industrial applications
Applications for geared and non-geared electric motors include welding equipment, medical equipment. power tools, appliances, and more.
Robert Bosch LLC has announced a broadening of its line of dc electric motors for use in industrial applications. The expansion reflects a response to the needs of machine and product design engineers who look for increased flexibility in various design parameters, including, torque, shaft speed, physical size of the motor, operating voltage, electrical connector configurations, and mounting options, with or without a gearbox, according to Richard Walker, sales director.
For many years Bosch has offered a broad selection of electric motors for a wide variety of applications, including automotive, power tools, and appliances, as well as a host of applications for many other products and devices, including furniture, welding equipment, medical equipment, and residential and commercial gate and garage door openers. The newly-expanded line provides options for the above applications, including:
• Geared motors, with torque ratings from 0.2 to 7.4 ft-lbs ( 0.3 - 10 Nm), and shaft speeds from 5 to 700 rpm;
• Non-geared motors, with torque ratings from 0.01 to 5.2 ft-lbs ( 0.02 - 7 Nm), and shaft speeds from 1300 to 9500 rpm;
• Compact physical sizes to satisfy most engineering needs;
• 12 or 24 volt operating systems;
• Standard and custom electrical connector configurations; and
• Standard and custom mounting options.
Bosch engineers and consultants are available to customize shaft sizes and speeds, mountings, torque capacity, and even electrical connectors and operating voltage to satisfy individual customers' needs. Bosch also is a global supplier of switches, relays, sensors, and related components. A detailed catalog is available on-line . A hard-copy catalog, as well as consultation and engineering support are also available .
In the industrial motor arena, Bosch has 132 manufacturing facilities in 31 countries around the world. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion euros, or 8 percent of its sales revenue, for research and development and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. In North America , the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy and healthcare products.
- Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor
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