Midwest Motion Products (Watertown, MN) offers the Model MMP-D33-455F-24V GP81-046 planetary DC gearmotor that accepts any 24 Volt DC source, including battery power. It measures 3.2" in diameter, and has a keyed output shaft of 19-mm diameter by 40-mm long. Mounting is accomplished with four face-mount M6 threaded holes, equally spaced on a 65-mm diameter B.C. An optional NEMA34 flange is also available.

The output is rated for 214 in-lbs continuous torque at 50 RPM, and 1062 in-lbs (120 Nm) peak torque. It requires 7.9 amps at 24V DC to generate its full-load torque. Motor windings for 12, 18, 28, 36, 42, 48, 60, and 90 Volts DC are available. The design can accommodate standard failsafe brakes, and/or optical encoders.

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