36 Frame Motors

We put more into our motors

Your product deserves a 36 frame motor that lives up to your performance expectations.
That's why we put so much into Bluffton Motor Works motors.

As one of the world's premier manufacturers of electric motors, we know
that you product's reputation—and your company's—ride on the 
performance and reliability of each component. We are confident that you
will not find a higher degree of performance and reliability in any other 36
frame general purpose motor.

Bluffton 36 frame motor

Electrical Specifications

  • Single or Three Phase Design
  • Single speed or multi speed capability
  • 2 & 4 pole motors (3450, 1725 RPM)
  • Standard 115/230 volt single phase or 230/460 volt three phase
  • Continuous duty, continuous air over, or intermittent duty
  • Horsepower range available 1/20 to 1/2hp
  • 40°C ambient
  • Insulation system available: Class B or Class F
  • Equipped with automatic, manual, or no thermal protection, depending upon the application
  • Relay starting or Solid State Switch
  • Available in high starting torque, capacitor start designs, or normal starting torque three phase designs
  • Built to agency specifications by one or more of UL, CSA, NEMA, NEC
  • Fixed rotation or reversible

Mechanical Specifications

  • Face mounted or other custom flanges made of cast iron or aluminum
  • Rigid base, resilient base, or thru bolt mounting
  • Open, Drip proof, TEFC, or TENV construction
  • Permanently lubricated ball bearing construction systems
  • Shaft making capability using standard carbon steel, stainless steel, or stress proof steel up to 1/2" shaft diameter
  • Standard 1/2" shaft diameter with flat on 48 frame motors
  • Connections can be made at a terminal board, conduit box, leads or cords of various styles

Bluffton Motor Works has an impressive list of OEMs in a wide range of markets for dozens of applications, including

Business Equipment

  • Mail sorting
  • Disk drives

Healthcare Equipment

  • Treadmills 
  • Dental chairs
  • Chiropractic chairs


  • Power transmission 
  • Glue machines 
  • Dock levelers

Air Moving Systems

  • Fans & ventilation
  • Blowers 
  • Industrial vacuum systems

Food Industry

  • Meat slicers
  • Dishwasher pumps

Special Requirements

Don't see your application listed? No problem. We are confident we can produce a motor designed to your specifications. We can also test motors on your equipment in our engineering laboratories. Call us, and we'll help you "turn" your next project reliably and profitably!

For special voltage, shafts or other design features,
Contact your Bluffton Motor Works Sales Representative

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