New TEFC Motor Options for FTI Drum Pumps

10 September 2018

Michael Smith Engineers has introduced the new TEFC (Totally Closed Fan Cooled) IP55 motor options for their range of Finish Thompson drum and barrel emptying pumps. The new motor options provide the Finish Thompson drum and barrel emptying pumps, which are ideal for transferring a wide range of fluids from container-to-container, with a wider range of applications.

The new motors include a powerful 1000 Watt continuous duty universal motor providing 0-12,000 rpm variable speed operation. The variable speed TEFC versions feature solid state control with a chemical resistant touch pad, for precise fluid dispensing and superior motor protection against overload and over temperature.

These motors also provide 10 selectable speeds, which can be easily controlled by pushing appropriate keys on the keypad, and can recall the last running speed when the power is switched on. Both the fixed speed and variable speed versions of these new motors are available for the PF series of drum pumps . 

LED lights provide useful feedback concerning the state of the motor; a blinking green light indicates the motor is in standby mode, a solid green light indicates the motor is on, a blinking red light indicates over-temperature and a solid red LED indicates over-current. These motors also incorporate a zero voltage safety release feature which prevents the motor from turning back on after a power failure. The option of a lower cost, fixed speed version is also available.

Connection of the motor to the drum pump is quick and simple without the need for tools, thanks to a unique collet design, while a threaded connection option is available for the HVDP Series.

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