R. A. Rodriguez is introducing the Framo Morat Compacta slip-on geared motor for applications where space is at a premium and where repeatable positioning and reversing is required. Models in the range are claimed to be up to 10kg lighter than their nearest competitors with the same output torque and speed. The Compacta also provides 22 output speed options in comparison with the maximum of three available on alternatives, and its motor choices offer a wide range of power and duty cycles.
The design's integral and easily adjustable mechanical limit switch contributes to the product's exceptional flexibility with a speed range 0.9-193rpm and output torques from 6-600Nm. The range can also be equipped with ESA electronic limit switches with up to ten set points and two end positions. These are easy to program, provide an absolute encoder signal and therefore ensure precise positioning and repeatability.
A modular design also enables easy customisation from standard parts. Additional integral features include choices such as brake, slip clutch, potentiometer, hand crank and encoder. This design flexibility differentiates the Compacta from other models and greatly extends its scope of application from heavy-duty material handling to semiconductor production equipment in clean room conditions. As each Compacta can be optimised for its specific task, it is easy to install and there is generally no need for additional drive components.
The Compacta's smaller dimensions and low weight are achieved by the use of a spur and worm gear transmission combined with performance-optimised motors; the transmission is also exceptionally quiet.
Four standard models complete the Compacta range, offering torques up to 600Nm. Higher torques, IP65 rating and explosion-proof ATEX 95 variants are also available. The Compacta series is designed for reliable operation under extreme heat, dust and moisture; models in the range are already in use elsewhere in Europe in applications such as sheet metal forming, materials handling, food processing and electronics production. This highly flexible product is now available in the UK via R. A. Rodriguez.