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New General-Purpose, High-Performance, and Harsh-Duty AC Motors Available at AutomationDirect

General-Purpose, High-Performance, and Harsh-Duty AC Motors

December 15, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added a host of new motors from Regal Rexnord to its existing portfolio, including two new series of Marathon® motors and Leeson ® specialty motors.

The new Marathon Globetrotter motors are high-quality 3-phase general-purpose motors that can be controlled by an inverter and are rated up to 200hp. Globetrotter motors are offered in open-drip-proof enclosures and rolled steel TEFC enclosures, as well as models in a cast-iron enclosure rated for areas classified as hazardous locations.

A new series of 3-phase permanent magnet AC (PMAC) motors, the Marathon SYMAX, can only be powered and controlled by a VFD but provide improved efficiency even at lower speeds and partial loads. These motors are offered in sizes from 1/2 up to 10hp and feature a smaller footprint when compared to standard induction motors.

Also added are more options for washdown/harsh-duty applications with Leeson Washguard SST stainless steel motors and the Leeson Washguard White Duck series, which features a chemical-resistant white epoxy finish. Both are offered in 1- or 3-phase configurations with available horsepower ratings from ¼ to 10 hp.

Leeson Washguard motors have a 1-year warranty from the date of installation (18 months from purchase), and the new Marathon motors have a 3-year warranty. These new motor additions start at $277.00 with a wide variety of accessories available, including sliding bases, gearboxes, flanges, and more.

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 fast shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit

Editorial Contact:               Tina Gable

Phone:                                 678-455-1845


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