MRO Magazine

Two-speed drive package


February 22, 2011
By PEM Magazine

Force Control Industries introduces a Two-Speed Drive package which can be added to the back of a standard motor brake to provide inching speeds of 5:1 to 60:1. Unlike variable speed motors, which lose torque or develop heat problems at very low speed, it eliminates those problems with secondary speeds as low as 60:1 while still maintaining full torque continuously. 

This drive includes a brake motor with a low speed drive built in. This provides precise low speed control with continuous high torque as well as high speed capability in one compact package. Additional benefits include the simplicity of a mechanical drive which is easily maintained by local mechanical maintenance staff, and not affected by electrical line spikes, lightning, or other electrical issues. Totally enclosed units are ideal for dusty, dirty, or wet environments, even outdoors. The drives are ideal for transfer or lift systems, rotary components, car spotters, cranes, winches and more.