Introducing air motors
The air motor is one of the toughest and most versatile power units available to the design engineer. The features and characteristics of the air motor make it the natural choice of power for industrial applications, present and future.
Compact and lightweight
An air motor weighs only 1/4 as much as an electric motor with the same output and occupies only 1/6 of the space. Air motors develop far more power in relation to their size and weight than most other motor types.
Torque increases with load
The output of an air motor is relatively constant within a wide speed range – when an increase in load lowers the speed, the torque increases.
Steplessly adjustable power output
The torque and output of an air motor can be adjusted steplessly by varying the working pressure. Moreover, speed can be adjusted steplessly throughout its entire range by varying the air flow.
Undamaged by overloads
Air motors can be stalled indefinitely without overheating or sustaining any other type of damage. They can also be started and stopped repeatedly without limit.
Ideal in hazardous and hostile environments
Since air motors do not generate sparks, they are ideal in areas where there are explosion and/or fire hazards. Moreover, their rugged design and construction make them ideal in salt-laden and other corrosive atmospheres.
Air motors work efficiently in either direction. They are easily reversed using a directional valve.
Simple to install
Air motors are able to operate in any position. The motors and required air lines are easy to install.
Air motors are virtually unaffected by heat, vibration, corrosion or knocks and blows. Their performance in hostile environments cannot be matched by other types of motors.
To learn more about air motors, please visit our air motors webpage.