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Ingersoll Rand Piston Air Motors


Ideal for constantly varying loads such as winch and hoist applications, Ingersoll Rand Piston Air Motors are able to utilize a wide range of speeds with a simple valve on an input air supply line. A clean, dry lubricated supply is all that is needed for these low maintenance air motors. These motors operate at lower speeds than vane motors. Have excellent starting and speed control. Especially good for “lugging” heavy loads at slow speed. Standard operational position is horizontal. Generating power from the natural environment, Ingersoll-Rand air motors are flexible, efficient and are a great alternative to electric motors. 

Consider these key advantages of Ingersoll Rand Air Motors:

  • Infinitely variable speeds and torques via pressure regulation or air valves
  • Instant starting, stopping and reversing eliminates the delays of motor speed-up or slow-down periods
  • Will not overheat or burn out, even when overloaded or run to stall
  • Safe operation in hazardous conditions, with no electrical sparks or hydraulic fluids
  • Cool running characteristics minimize the effects of hot, wet or dusty surroundings
  • Low maintenance, based on simplicity of design and strength of construction
  • Excellent design flexibility—a function of compact size, light weight, and high power output
  • Temperature range—up to 150°F with standard lubrication and up to 300°F with high temperature lubrication

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.


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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