Pneumatic motors are also known as air motors, and they are used in a variety of applications like chemical, food, agricultural, and nuclear industries. They work well wen there is a lot of demand in the operating environment, but they also have several advantages. In addition to being able to repair and improve performance through things like the Gast air motor rebuild kit, these motors a smart investment in heavy-duty applications.
The best argument in favor of air motors is their advantage in the area of safety. These motors do not produce any sparks, and they don’t overheat. This greatly reduces the risk of fire or explosion in production or operation areas. They also have a reduced risk of jamming and are not sensitive to electromagnetic interference.
For pneumatic motors, flexibility allows them to operate in any positions and without a sophisticated control system. The torque can be easily varied, as well as the rotation speed, through simple tweaking. The air supply flow or pressure levels can be easily adjusted to affect output. They have a power-to-weight ratio that is almost 6 times higher than that of an electric motor, so you get the most out of a limited space application. The rotations can go in either direction, and they are resistant damage when rapid reversals occur. They still operate in extreme temperature as well.
When an air motor stalls, it doesn’t deteriorate or heat up. It also won’t generate any current peaks when it is starting up. The supplied air expansion works to keep it continuously cool, which prevents the motor from overheating even when operating at high speeds.
Air motors allow you to increase your productivity. The installation and maintenance costs are reduced, leaving you time and money for other areas of operation. These motors can be effective alternatives to the hydraulic or electric motors on the market.