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Bison Gear Introduces Right Angle AC/DC Von Weise Drop-In Replacement Gearmotor

New universal gearmotor operates on 115V AC, 60 or 50 Hz, or 115V DC and offers versatility in mounting, output shafts and speed control.

St. Charles, IL – August 14, 2008 – To meet the needs of a wide variety of established OEMs, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. introduces its new VWDIR03 right angle fractional horsepower gearmotors designed as Von Weise Drop-In Replacements. The Bison VWDIR03 is available in 13 standard models, with output speeds from 4.5 to 100 RPM and torques from 27 to 250 in-lbs. With applications ranging from exercise equipment to conveyors, the VWDIR03 gearmotors are driven by a versatile universal motor that can be run from 115V AC or DC and which can be inexpensively speed controlled with a rheostat or a simple “light dimmer” triac electronic control.

Versatility is further enhanced through the choice of left, right or double output shaft configurations, all position mounting, and the 1/15 hp motor rotation is reversible. Manufactured in Bison's U.S.A. facilities to the highest quality standards to ensure dependable, long-life operation, Bison's new VWDIR03 gearmotors are available with U.L. and CSA recognition and are supported by Bison's solid application and design engineering support to customize standard models to meet specific OEM needs.

The VWDIR03 is part of the growing Bison line of Von Weise Drop-In Replacement gearmotors, which encompasses over 75 standard models.

About Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.
Founded in 1960, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. designs and manufactures fractional horsepower electric motors, gearmotors and gear reducers used in industrial and commercial OEM applications worldwide. Bison's strong engineering tradition, based on Robusticity (TM) principles, offers products with up to twice as much torque in the same package size as competitors. Bison employs over 270 associates in its St. Charles, Illinois facility which produces gearmotors and reducers in parallel shaft and right angle configurations, as well as AC and DC electric motors, for applications where dependability and long lifetimes are important. www.bisongear.com

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