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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, 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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Hurst Manufacturing $$$

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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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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