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Oriental Motor continues to serve the food processing industry

20 April 2020

Brushless DC motors from Oriental Motor are well-suited to maintaining the supply of food to businesses and consumers in the present challenging conditions.

In addition, the company offers single- and three-phase inductor motors which have low noise, reliable operation for the demanding food processing environment.

The BMU Series is a compact, high-efficiency brushless DC motor range that is sealed to IP66 and IP67 standards. It features a connector that provides a high IP rated level of ingress protection without the need for a terminal box. The connector has been developed for small motors to achieve direct connection between the motor and driver. The gasket and O-ring in the connector mounting plate are integral to improve water ingress protection, making the entire motor compact, high power and high efficiency, and ideal for use in the food packaging and food processing industry.

For ease of use and flexible operation, functions such as speed, rotation direction, acceleration/deceleration rate and load holding can be set via the front panel of the driver.

The BLE2 Series high-efficiency motor, driver and cable have been redesigned to achieve a compact brushless DC motor which is even easier to use. A digital indication panel allows the speed of operation to be set via a single potentiometer. Another enhancement is that the connection cables are now supplied with the option to choose the pull-out direction. A maximum distance of 20m can be secured using direction connection. 

It also has the latest connector type with a built-in gasket and O-ring. A lock lever negates the need for a screw fitting while maintaining the secure connection. Both the motor and connector are sealed to IP66 and IP67, enabling it to be used in the demanding food processing industry, where they may be subjected to powerful water jets when equipment is cleaned. The motor is water resistant in compliance with IEC 60529 and IEC 60034-5.

Oriental Motor also supplies the KII single phase and KIIS three-phase induction motors (pictured). The high-energy efficiency AC motors are reliable and strong. Combined with new gearboxes that are engineered to increase the maximum permissible torque to twice the level of that of conventional models, bringing a torque range that was previously unavailable for efficient, reliable operation in the food packaging and processing markets. Additionally, the permissible radial and axial loads are up to twice that of conventional models. The large bore bearing used in the KII and KSII extends the gearhead’s rated life to 10,000 hours – twice the rated life of conventional single- and three-phase AC motors, to reduce the maintenance required and to minimise downtime.

Oriental Motor

Oriental Motor is the oldest motor manufacturer in Japan. The company manufactures a wide range of motors and is a specialist in high quality stepper motors. Its broad portfolio includes AC induction motors, brushless DC motors, classic stepper and advanced stepper motors, servo motors, a wide variety of linear and rotary actuators and a selection of industrial fans.

The company has been a major player in the European motor manufacturing industry since 1982 and has been a source of high-quality Japanese motors in the UK since 1996.


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