Gearmotors shown in YouTube movies

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Bison Gear & Engineering is utilising the internet to let prospective customers see and hear about the details of its newest line of energy-efficient, three-phase AC gearmotors. The two minute video, which can be viewed at showcases Bison's new 107 series Verdant Duty (inverter-driven) gearmotors.

John Morehead, Bison Gear Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing, says: "We began experimenting with video about a year ago, posting a few of our 3D gearmotor animations on YouTube, and not really thinking that such engineering-related content would create much interest. We were totally surprised to find they're incredibly popular. One of our animations of a parallel shaft PMDC gearmotor has been viewed over 33,000 times. We now have eight videos on the Bison YouTube Channel, ranging from gearmotor animations to our company history and anniversary video, with many more to come."

Rated at 1/20 horsepower (37.3watt) at 230V, 60Hz, three-phase, Bison's Verdant Duty gearmotors feature an operating range from 6-90Hz to provide a 15:1 range of adjustable output speeds in applications requiring no maintenance.

Available in five standard off-the-shelf models from Bison's distribution partners, the gearmotors feature totally enclosed, non-ventilated (TENV) AC motors constructed with special insulation systems to ensure long life when driven by compact, economic frequency inverters that convert conventional AC single-phase to three-phase power. Employing integral gear reducers with gear ratios from 6.7:1 to 95.5:1 they offer output speeds from 368 to 1.7RPM with output torques up to 100inlbs (11.3Nm).

08 January 2009

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