Air Motors (Industrial Rotary Vane – Pneumatic)

  • Industrial air motors (pneumatic motors) are used in environments where electric motors cannot be used (e.g. in potentially explosive or corrosive environments)
  • Motors can work in areas with high temperatures up to 120°C (250°F)
  • Main Applications: mixing of paint, thinner, chemicals, also as pneumatic fiber cutting motor

Product Overview

 Model Power Speed Range Type
1AM 0.25 kW [0.33 hp]  500-6,000 RPM Direct Drive
2AM 0.56 kW [0.75 hp] 300-3,000 RPM Direct Drive
2AM-G 0.56 kW [0.75 hp] 15-150 RPM Geared Motor
4AM 1.12 kW [1.5 hp] 300-3,000 RPM Direct Drive
6AM 3.0 kW [4.0 hp] 300-3,000 RPM Direct Drive
AGP Gear 2-16 kW [2.6-21.0 hp] 75-1,600 RPM Geared Motor

Working principle

The air motor (pneumatic motor) does work by converting compressed air to mechanical work through rotary motion. The rotary motion is generated either by a vanes or piston. Our air motors are rotary vane type, i.e. a slotted rotor is mounted on the drive shaft whereby each of the four slots has a freely sliding rectangular vane. Rotational speed is between 500-6,000 RPM for the direct drive multi vane air motors, depending on the model and motor size. The 2AM type air motor (0.56 kW / 0.75 hp) can be additionally equipped with a gear reducer which increases the torque and can bring the speed down to 15 RPM.


Air motors are widely used in the hand-held tool industry and for agitators, mixers and stirrers in hazardous environments and more volatile atmospheres. Compared to electric motors, air motors do not require a speed controller (only a simple air regulator), have cool running characteristics, generate less heat and can be used in high temperature environments (up to 120°C / 250°F).