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Reliable air motor

25 January 2013

Bad experience with the reliability of a vane air motor prompted Blue Manta International to look for an alternative. Although suitable for operation in ATEX environments, the existing model was inefficient in extreme c

Bad experience with the reliability of a vane air motor prompted Blue Manta International to look for an alternative. Although suitable for operation in ATEX environments, the existing model was inefficient in extreme conditions, a problem exacerbated by its inaccessibility for repair and maintenance.

Both issues were resolved when the company switched to a Huco Dynatork piston air motor.

The Huco Dynatork piston motor that Blue Manta chose is manufactured in stainless steel and supplied with a helical gearbox. For 80-90% of its utilisation, the unit serves as a back stop when the reel is in a holding position. Unlike a DC motor in a similar application, the piston air motor will not burn out or cause overload.
 
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