Air Motors

Ingersoll Rand's Air Power Motors create power from the natural environment, making them an efficient alternative to electrical sources. Ideal for industrial applications. Ingersoll Rand offers over 200 air motor models with a large range of options such as: reversible and non-reversible types (non-reversible air motors are rated at slightly higher speeds, torques, and horse powers than reversible motors of the same family.), van or piston configurations, geared and non-geared variations, 0.10 to 30 horsepower, 23 RPM - 26,000 RPM speed ratings and 0.10 ft-lb to 1090 ft-lb torque ratings. Vane motors are available in a broad range of speeds, torques and power and are the most widely used type of air motor. Smaller, lighter and less expensive than piston motors of similar power. Due to their simple design and construction, they can be operated in most any position.

When selecting air motors, remember that the specification listings show only one set of performance figures, at a particular pressure - 90 psig. Air motors are designed to produce optimum performance at this pressure. Many other speeds, torques and power can be obtained from the same motor by regulating the pressure, air supply or exhaust. While they will operate at pressures below 40 psig, their performance may not be consistent. They can also be operated above 100 psig, but often at the expense of increased maintenance. Remember it is important to ensure that the desired air pressure is available at the motor for proper motor operation. A pressure reading at the compressor does not mean that the same pressure will be available to an operating air motor, because of possible restrictions and friction losses in the air system. Exhaust restrictions can also affect air motor operation, and are often the cause of performance problems.



  • Infinitely variable speeds and torques
  • Instant starting, stopping and reversing
  • Will not overheat or burn out
  • Safe operation in hazardous conditions
  • Cool running characteristics minimize the effects of hot, wet or dusty surroundings
  • Low maintenance
  • Excellent design flexibility
  • Temperature range; Up to 150°F with standard lubrication and up to 300°F with high temperature lubrication 


Tech Tip: To increase tool performance, extend tool life and lessen repair cost use it with a Filter-Regulator-Lubricator (Click Here To Shop FRLs)

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