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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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Electric Motor Solutions $$$

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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Carter Motor Company $$$

Schaumburg, IL  |  847-439-4949

Quickly rising as the world’s leading motor specialized company, SPG Motor pioneers the electric motor market in innovation & advanced quality assurance. Our AC motors, DC motors & gearheads are ISO 9001 certified for automation equipment & appliances made by top companies like Whirlpool, Maytag & GE.

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SPG USA Inc. $$$

Elk Grove Village, IL  |  847-439-3760

Merkle-Korff Industries is a manufacturer of both AC motors and DC motors, standard gear motors, AC and DC stock gear motors, AC/DC stand actuators and AC stock actuators. Provides high-quality products to various industries.

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Merkle-Korff Industries $$$

El Paso, TX  |  915-599-2727

We have been in business since 1936 so you know you can count on Graham Motors and Controls to deliver the highest quality product. Located in El Paso, Texas we ship nationwide through our extensive network. Turn to us for all your motor and control needs. Call us today for more information or visit our website to see our products and services for yourself.

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Graham Motors & Controls $$$
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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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