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Air motors - seriously significant industrial drive solutions

Air motors - seriously significant industrial drive solutions

Friday 13th April 2012

As the UK's biggest distributor of pneumatic products and process systems you'd expect Thorite to know a thing or two when it comes to specifying the most efficient industrial drive solutions - and air motors from Desoutter can literally leave electric motors standing.

The benefits of air motors will appeal to maintenance engineers, machinery designers or production managers who demand the most versatile, safe and reliable drive systems, and the list of plus points is considerable.

Air motors can safely be loaded until stalled, without the need for costly clutches - and they're overload-safe, so there's no need for circuit breakers.  A wide range of speed choices, with forward or reverse operation at the flick of a switch means further gearboxes are unnecessary, while variable speed offers great flexibility.

Low weight and compact dimensions makes installation fast and simple, robust construction means there's no ingress of dust, gas or water and ATEX models are available for hazardous (zoned) areas.

Desoutter air motors are keeping things moving in a wide range of industries including textiles, marine, petrochemicals, food processing, printing and chemicals - and many of these applications have been assisted by Thorite's Engineering Design Team who are on hand to assess individual processing needs and provide advice based on in-depth experience.

Comprehensive information is available on the Thorite website, where the Desoutter Air Motors brochure can be downloaded here. The Engineering Design Team can be contacted by email at or by freephone on 0800 034 2511.

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