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Gearmotors for Hazardous Locations

The National Electrical Code (NEC) categorizes areas that may contain explosive concentrations of dust or vapors into classes and divisions. Bodine now offers gearmotors and motors that meet either Class I, Division 2, (Groups A, B, C and D) or the more stringent Class I, Division 1 (Groups C and D) standards.

Our Class I, Division 2 gearmotors meet NEC standards for use in environments where flammable gases or vapors may accidentally be spilled or leak into the operating area. Class I, Division 2, brushless DC (EC) products are available with our 34B/SR-WX gearmotor (with built-in speed control). Fixed speed 34R6BFPP-FX (PSC) and variable speed (inverter duty, 3-phase) 34R4BFPP-FX AC products are available with our larger type FX gearhead (shown below on the right). Our CI/D2 gearmotors are supplied with factory-installed terminal box and meet IP-44.

Our Class I, Division 1 gearmotors and motors are engineered to be used in environments where ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors or liquids are likely to exist under normal operating conditions. Three-phase AC and brushless DC (EC) gearmotors and motors are available with optional CID1 terminal box. These new CI/D1 explosion-proof products meet IP-66.

These geared motors and motors are designed for demanding industrial and commercial applications such as scientific and laboratory equipment, chemical processing equipment, pumps, packaging equipment, conveyors and other factory automation equipment in hazardous locations. Our low-voltage models are ideal for mobile agricultural applications, battery or solar powered portable medical devices, chemical injection pumps in remote gas or oil fields, and any other HazLoc applications that run on 12V or 24VDC.

Custom Gearmotor Solutions for Hazardous Locations

Our engineering team can work with you to design a motion control system that precisely meets your needs. From custom cables, connectors, and windings, to special motors shafts external modifications, brackets, and conduit boxes, almost every component of a Bodine gearmotor, motor or control can be modified. We also offer an extensive array of pre-designed options.

Bodine offers various built-to-order / custom options for our hazardous locations CI/D1 or CI/D2 motors and geared motors. For example, we can design custom windings, drive shafts, mounting brackets or factory-install our base kit, model 0931, to our CI/D1 gearmotors and motors.


  • Oil & Gas/Chemical Injection Pumps
  • Paint Spray Booths/Industrial Painting
  • Food Processing (except for powders and flour)
  • Process and Chemical Industry; Cannabis Oils (CBD/THC)

Gearmotors for Applications Where Good Enough is Simply Not Good Enough

When you choose a Bodine gearmotor, motor or control you get more than just the nameplate ratings. You get peace of mind. Whether you are designing a new machine or simply upgrading existing machinery, you can count on our team to make sure you have a motion control solution that will be reliable, efficient, and trouble-free for years to come. We design our rugged, high-performance gearmotors for equipment where downtime is not an option.

Bodine offers over 1,400 standard/stock products with gear ratios from 4:1 to 3600:1, torque to 1,535 lb-in (173 Nm) and horsepower up to 3/4 hp (560W), all available from our centrally-located manufacturing facility in Peosta, Iowa. If none of our stock products fit your needs, let our engineers help you create a custom solution that precisely matches your design specifications.

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