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Pittman Motors Expand PLG Planetary Gearbox Offering

HARLEYSVILLE, PA — Pittman Motors has significantly expanded its gearbox offerings with the introduction of PLG24, PLG42K, PLG42S, PLG52, and PLG63 planetary gearboxes. These gearboxes are now available with Pittman brush and brushless DC motors and complement Pittman’s existing spur and planetary gearbox lines. The new products add 35 standard motor-gearbox family combinations to the Pittman offerings.

The PLG planetary gearboxes deliver high torque loads with excellent efficiency and are small, durable, and quiet. These features make them suitable for a variety of OEM precision motion-control applications, including pan/tilt functions, indexing, pumping, conveying, and traction applications. The gearboxes are particularly useful in designs for medical and laboratory instrumentation, industrial equipment, material handling, and transportation.

The new PLG gearboxes come in diameters from 24 to 63 mm and output torques to 100 Nm (74 lb ft). Reduction ratios range from 4:1 to 710:1 with more than ten standard ratios available in each size.

Construction features vary, but typical versions include gears and ball bearings made of steel or engineered polymer. OEMs can specify custom output-shaft features, lubrication, and reinforced output-shaft assemblies for differentiated solutions tailored to specific application requirements.

About Pittman

Pittman is part of AMETEK Precision Motion Control. PITTMAN products are designed into a wide variety of high-tech motion applications, including lab automation, medical devices, communications equipment, semiconductor processing equipment, aerospace systems, and many other applications where precision motion is critical.

The PITTMAN motor line spans a wide variety of DC motor sizes and technologies, ranging from 12mm-diameter brushless slotless DC motors used in high-speed medical applications to large NEMA frame DC servo motors used in sophisticated automation equipment. PITTMAN also offers a wide variety of complementary products such as gearboxes, encoders, brakes, and drive systems.

AMETEK Precision Motion Control is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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