New 12 and 24 Volt DC Speed Controls Drive Permanent Magnet DC Gearmotors and Motors up to 1/3 HP

Northfield, IL, August 30, 2012 --( Four new stock controls from Bodine Electric Company provide simple and reliable speed control for low-voltage 12 or 24V permanent magnet DC (PMDC) gearmotors and motors (up to 1/3 HP / 250 Watts). The controls utilize pulse width modulation (PWM) technology to insure quiet operation, low operating temperature and optimal brush life. The controls feature five trim pots to adjust min/max speed, torque (current) limit, and acceleration time. In addition, DIP switches allow the user to easily match a motor/gearmotor to these controls. System speed may be controlled with a single-turn speed pot, or an isolated 0-5 VDC remote signal. Models are available with either ¼-inch quick connect tabs or a plug-in terminal block.

The type WPM low-voltage motor speed controls are ideal for portable or remote applications where connection to an AC line is not possible. Typical applications include accessories on electric vehicles, mobile medical equipment, solar powered devices, chemical injection pumps at oil wells and automatic gate openers.

-Stock item numbers 0788 and 0789 (24 VDC); Items 0786 and 0787 (12 VDC)
-The new 24V models drive most of Bodine’s 24V stock PMDC motors and gearmotors. Custom 12VDC motors and gearmotors are also available.
-Continuous output current ranges from 14 to 17 Amps, dependent on the model; 35 Amps peak
-RoHS compliant; cURus certified
-Designed and manufactured by Bodine Electric Company in Northfield, IL (U.S.A.)

About the Company
Bodine Electric offers over 1,200 standard products, and thousands of custom designed gearmotors, motors and motion controls (fixed and variable speed AC, brushless DC, and permanent magnet DC). Bodine products are available via an extensive distributor network or sold directly to OEMs. Known for their reliability, long life and competitive prices, Bodine gearmotors are found in many demanding industrial and commercial applications such as medical devices, scientific and laboratory equipment, labeling equipment, printing presses, packaging equipment, and factory automation. Bodine Electric is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois (20 miles north of Chicago) with manufacturing and assembly operations in Peosta, Iowa, U.S.A. Web site:
Bodine Electric Company
Edmund Glueck