DC Motors

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The basic difference between AC motors and DC motors is the direction in which the current flows through the engine itself, as the flow of DC current cannot be changed. Both types of motors use magnets to create the motion necessary for power generation. Read More…

DC Motors Direct current (DC) motors have current flowing in only one direction. DC motors provide adjustable speed and torque and contain a rotor and permanent magnetic field stator.

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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, brushless controller/drives and more. Our extensive network of 1st class manufacturing partners allows us to offer time and money saving solutions.

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Stratham, NH  |  844-858-5030

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. We can customize your motor choice via the motor windings, end caps and motor housings, cables and connectors.

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ElectroCraft, Inc. $$$

Warren, IL  |  866-745-2100

Carter Motor is a leading manufacturer of electric motors, like AC motors and DC motors, and we have 70 years of industrial motor experience. We have been around since 1932, and provide reliability, integrity and high-quality electric motor products. Call us today!

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Carter Motor Company $$$

Mauston, WI  |  888-467-8288

Dumore is a leading designer and manufacturer of DC motors, custom fractional horsepower motors, gear motors and universal electric motors. Our high-quality fractional horsepower motors are used in a variety of markets and applications. If you can’t find the motor you need, let us custom design to meet your specifications. We’ve been in business since 1913 and are still making the best in motors.

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Dumore Corporation $$$

Valencia, CA  |  888-467-8288

Our products serve many different industries including defense, industrial machinery, medical devices, marine, automotive, air traffic management as well as a broad variety of others! We strive to treat each and every customer as if they are number one in order to exceed customer expectations and to keep them coming back to us for all of their needs! To receive more information on what we may be able to do for you visit us on the web today to get started!

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Permanent Magnet DC Motor Permanent Magnet DC Motor - Electric Motor Solutions

When the coil in a DC motor is powered, a magnetic field is generated around the armature, the moving part of the motor. The left side of the armature is pushed away from the left magnet and drawn toward the right, causing rotation. The armature continues to rotate until it becomes horizontally aligned.

At this point, the commutator reverses the direction of current, thus reversing the magnetic field. This process continually repeats, with the rotational movement being the source of power that is transferred into equipment.

Examples of specific DC motor types include servo, induction, brushless, and gear motors, all of which serve many different purposes. The size range and power capacity can differ tremendously depending on the specific type of DC motor used. Some of the many applications for DC motors include conveyors, cranes, extruders, hoists, mixers, winders, printing presses, metering pumps, packing equipment, metal handling, and various engineering uses.

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