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These motors generate their magnetic field by an electromagnet powered by the same AC voltage as the motor coil. It is dispersed in single or three-phase forms with the ability for direction changes of its current cycles. Read More…

AC Motors AC (alternating current) electric motors supply the speed and torque in a drive system by changing electric energy into movement using magnetism and alternating currents.
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Mankato, MN  |  612-746-7624

At Electric Motor solutions, our goal is to provide the best motors and equipment to meet the needs of your application. Products include linear actuators, electric motors, speed reducers, custom motors, vacuum cleaner motors, AC motors, and more.

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Stratham, NH  |  844-338-8114

We manufacture motors, motion control and rotating products for OEMs. The electric motors obtainable through us include AC motors, AC/DC motors, brushless DC motors, stepper motors.

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ElectroCraft, Inc. $$$

Monroe, WI  |  608-325-9161

Since our inception in 1932, Carter Motor manufactures AC universal motors, small motors, DC universal motors, DC permanent magnet motors, DC shunt wound motors and gearmotors, and many others. All of our products are designed and assembled here in the USA. Our team is here to help you determine the best motor to fit your application and to ensure the process is efficient and stress-free. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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Traverse City, MI  |  231-941-0411

When an OEM needs a 2-pole sub-fractional horsepower AC motor, they contact Bay Motor Products. Our product line also includes blowers; centrifugal, cross flow, tangential; and axial flow assemblies.

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Bay Motor Products, Inc. $$$

Princeton, IN  |  833-266-4332

Hurst Manufacturing provides access to the broadest range of various motion solutions from a single source for a wide variety of high-tech industries. Our line of actuators offers high performance and exceptional endurance in very small packages, plus canstack and pancake rotary, drives, etc. Immediate standard parts or custom prototypes in a matter of days! Call for electric motors today!

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St. Charles, IL  |  800-282-4766

A manufacturer of electric motors, AC motors, DC motors, gear motors, reducers, permanent magnet motors and variable speed motors, Bison Gear & Engineering produces the best electric motors with a quick response to your needs. For over 45 years, we have been helping our customers succeed.

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Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. $$$
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Single Phase AC Motors Single Phase AC Motors - Electric Motor Solutions

The basic difference between AC and DC motors is the direction the current flows through the engine itself, as the flow of AC current can be changed. They both use magnets to create the motion necessary for power generation. The magnets react with the current, which flows through specific points of the motor and causes rotation.

This rotational movement is the source of power which is transferred into the equipment in need of the power. Examples of specific AC motor types are servo, induction and gear motors. The size range and power capacity can differ tremendously depending on the specific type of electric motor used. Electric motors are used in many applications and many industries instead of fuel engines because they are cleaner and less expensive to run.

They are also a good alternative to fuel engines in many cases because they release no exhaust or emission, which solves a health hazard. As the uses for electric motors grow everyday, there are a wide variety of choices and types of AC motors. Weight, size, power source, torque and cost are all variables that affect the type of motor desired.

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