Air-Torque™ Piston Air Motors

Air-powered motors are engines that generate torque and rotational motion by converting the energy of compressed air into mechanical work. Piston air motors also perform well in environments involving high levels of humidity and moisture because they resist corrosion. Industries that benefit from air motors include food and beverage, water transport, medical, and manufacturing.
Ondrives Air-Torque™ air motors have three cylinders attached radially. Rotation is produced by pressure that acts on the pistons which reciprocate in cylinders. This design allows for precise control, which makes Air-Torque™ piston air motors ideal for low speed, high torque applications.
The advantage of air motors lies in the fact that they are easy to use, maintain and handle. Air-Torque™ Piston Air Motors are the most efficient type of air-powered motors. These motors are used in applications requiring high power and high starting torsion, and where accurate speed control is needed.

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The Ondrives.US Advantage:

Air-powered motors offer many advantages in comparison to electric motors, including:  
  • More user-friendly than electric motors
  • Requires a significantly lower volume of air than Vane type air motors
  • Allows adjustment of the motor speed to fine limits
  • Reversing is possible
  • Gives a near-instant stop-start response, even under load
  • Uses air for lubrication, leading to less maintenance
Some of the additional benefits Ondrives Air-Torque™ air motors include: 
  • Controllable Speed & Torque. Speed control can be adjusted to very precise limits by the use of flow restrictors on the exhaust ports. The speed can be instantly changed to a higher or lower speed due to fast response times.
  • Instant Stop-Start. Air-Torque™ Motors can stop-start and drive under load with characteristics similar to a Stepping Motor.
  • Energy Saving. Air consumption of a piston motor is optimized as leakage is negligible, providing maximum torque with minimum air consumption.
  • Quiet Operation. Air-Torque™ Motors have very low noise levels when compared with standard air motors. They can operate in harsh environmental conditions and are unaffected by airline condensation.
  • Clean Environment. Air-Torque™ Motors can be supplied for non-lubricated gas supply in clean areas, eliminating contamination in a clean environment.
  • Does not require electrical power for operation, making air motors safe to use in volatile atmospheres.
  • Has a higher power density, meaning air driven motors offer more power than an electric motor of the same size.
  • Are unaffected by overloads, unlike electric motors that can easily trip circuits.
  • Generate much less heat compared to electric motors.
  • Transport easily for use in areas where electricity is not available.
We offer standard air motors and provide customization and modification upon request. Customization options include air motors with gearboxes, lubricated air motors, and NEMA flange mount air motors.

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The advantage of air motors is evident. Piston air motors are more convenient and easier to use when compared to other power generating motors. They are also less polluting and require significantly less maintenance. The efficiency of piston air motors ensures that they deliver maximum output while requiring little care.

For higher torque output, speed reduction gearboxes can be supplied. 
Ondrives.US is a manufacturer offering durable, precision-engineered products for power transmission applications. Order a piston air motor online, request a quote for a custom or modified piston air motor, or contact us for more information.