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Bison Gear Adds 562 Series to FlexTorq Hollow Shaft Gearmotors

St. Charles, IL - October 5, 2009 - Gearmotor and electric motor manufacturer, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. has added 46 models of its 562 Series of hollow shaft offset gearmotors to its growing FlexTorq™ line of products. With a slightly larger footprint than a conventional right angle worm reducer gearmotor, the FlexTorq™ units provide from two to nine times more output torque, depending on the gear ratio utilized.

The 562 Series of FlexTorq™ gearmotors is offered in seven 115 volt, single-phase 1/20 hp (37.3 watt) versions and thirty nine DC versions with 12, 24, 90 and 130 volt inputs and powers of 1/8 and 1/20 hp (93.2 and 37.3 watts). Continuous output torques range from 66 to 1100 in-lbs (7.5 to 124.3 N-m), with corresponding fixed output speeds from 65 to 1.3 rpm.

"We find that special machine builders and OEMs really like the unique FlexTorq™ design because its offset parallel shaft configuration fits into a lot of tight spaces and it has exceptional torque density," said John Morehead, Bison Gear's vice president, strategic planning and marketing. "The fact that the hollow shaft units can be optioned with single or double output shafts in any of three diameters or fitted with one of our TightDrive™ integral speed controls makes them truly versatile."

The FlexTorq™ gearmotors are manufactured in Bison Gear's suburban Chicago facility to Bison's high quality standards in order to ensure a short supply chain and reliable, long-life operation. In addition, Bison's Innopreneurial™ application and design engineering capabilities to customize standard models to meet specific OEM needs are readily available.

About Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.

Founded in 1960, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. designs and manufactures fractional horsepower electric motors, gearmotors and gear reducers used in industrial and commercial OEM applications worldwide. Bison's strong engineering tradition, based on Robusticity™ principles, offers products with up to twice as much torque in the same package size as competitors. Bison's St. Charles, Illinois integrated production facility manufactures gearmotors and reducers in parallel shaft and right angle configurations, as well as AC and DC electric motors, for applications where dependability and long lifetimes are important. 

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