- September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014 - AutomationDirect expanded its Marathon AC motor line to include lower-cost, high-performance 0.5 to 5 HP Marathon Max+ series AC motors with integrated encoder. The 230/460 VAC Max+ inverter-duty motors are designed to replace 90 and 180 volt Permanent Magnet DC (PMDC) systems, and when compared with PMDC technology, the Max+ motor is more efficient and produces more torque per amp. Max+ series 1000:1 constant torque (TENV) motors are also great replacements for multi-speed motors, single-phase motors, and as a variable speed upgrade for standard fixed speed motor systems. The Max+ motors with integrated 1024 ppr encoder provide exceptional performance when teamed up with AutomationDirect DURApulse or GS series drives. Typical Max+ AC electric motor applications include: machine tools, conveyors, packaging machines, batching machines, printing equipment, pumps and fans. Max+ series motors are UL Recognized, CSA Certified, CE Marked and have a three year warranty. Max+ AC motors with encoder start at $655. About AutomationDirect: In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply.