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An electrical motor is an electric machine that changes electrical energy into mechanical energy. Read More…

Electrical Motors Electrical motors operate utilizing electrical current power (typically using alternating current (AC) but direct current (DC) can also be used) and converting that power from electrical into mechanical power.
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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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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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Reedsburg, WI  |  608-524-4341

Hankscraft OEM is recognized as a Six Sigma Black Belt-certified, low risk manufacturer. Founded in 1920, Hankscraft has been producing dependable, high-value components and complete turn-key solutions for Fortune 500 companies and others where manufacturability and profitability are key.

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Milwaukee, WI  |  800-466-6398

Dietz Electric is a full-service company specializing in the manufacture of high-quality electric motors, AC and DC motors, brushless motors, special motors, servo motors, hazardous area motors, custom motor designs, modifications and repairs. We also stock several name-brand electric motors. Our experienced staff enables us to deal with difficult and demanding motor applications.

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Burton, MI  |  877-986-6867

Electric Motor Warehouse offers a complete online catalog of electric motors and swimming pool pumps. We carry all the name brand manufacturers you know and trust. All of our products are brand new and we ship 99% of our orders within 24 hours. Our website has hundreds of competitively-priced products listed with more being added all the time and we sell directly to customers. We're here to help!

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Duluth, GA  |  800-275-4934

America’s largest electric motor company brings you electric motors built to make your specific agricultural, industrial or commercial processes run with efficiency & reliability. Fractional, explosion proof, NEMA, severe duty, pump & DC motors are just a few of our ISO 14001 certified electric motors.

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What Is an Electrical Motor?

An electrical motor is an electric machine that changes electrical energy into mechanical energy.

The electrical motors mostly work by the interaction of the motor magnetic field with the electrical current in a wound wire to produce force in the manner of torque being supplied on the motor shaft.

Electrical Motor

Direct or alternating current supplies like an inverter, electrical generators, and a power grid can drive the electrical motor.

How an Electrical Motor Functions

The electrical motors function based on the principle that a current-carrying conductor produces a magnetic field around it. To better understand this, take an instance of two bar magnets with the poles facing each other but with a little space in between. Now imagine making a loop using a small length of a conductor wire.

Keep this loop in the space between the magnets so it is still within their sphere of influence. The ends of the loop are then to be connected to battery terminals. The loop also starts moving as the electricity starts flowing through the circuit.

This is because the magnetic field of the magnets interacts due to the electric current flowing in the conductor.

The loop has now become a magnet; because of this, the sides will be connected to the North and South Pole. This results in the continuous rotation of the loop, which is the working principle of electrical motors.

Types of Electrical Motors

Electrical motors are chosen based on the issues of voltage, frequency, torque, power, life cycle, and duty cycle, among others. In the essence of torque, we need to consider how much starting torque will be required for a certain use.

DC Motors

This is a type of rotary electrical machine that does the work of converting electrical energy from direct current into mechanical energy. Most common types of DC motors depend on the force created by the magnetic fields.

DC Motor Diagram

When the DC motor is powered, a magnetic field is created in the stator. The magnetic field attracts and repels magnets on the rotor, which results in the rotor’s rotation.

For the rotor’s continuous rotation, the commutator attached to brushes connected to the power source supplies current to the wire winding of the direct current motor.

2HP Electric Motors

A 2HP electric motor works the same as the 1HP electric motor by outputting power at its shaft. The power can be either of type DC or AC and single-phase or three-phase.

2HP Electric Motor

A 2HP electric motor is used in areas such as to power boat propellers, cooling fans of industries, and as an induction motor.

Industrial Motors

This type of electrical motor does the job of converting electrical power into mechanical power. Industrial motors either produce a linear or rotary force.

Although there are common types of industrial motors which are powered by direct current supplies, there are also some that are often energized by alternating current supplies. These include the generators and the power grid.

Industrial Motor

The main parts of the industrial motor include the rotor (or armature), the stator, the air gap, the commutator, and the winding. Common types of industrial motors include DC synchronous, AC synchronous, and AC induction.

Single Phase Motors

This rotary machine is powered electrically and can convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. It works by utilizing a single-phase power source. The single-phase motors have two types of wires: the live and the neutral wire.

1HP Single Phase Copper Winding Induction Motor

These two wires take in the circuit’s functionality, and the AC that flows across them is always constant. These motors can only produce an alternating field and do not produce spinning magnetic fields.

Applications and Uses

An electrical motor is ideal in various applications, such as high voltage AC heating, motor vehicles, home appliances, and cooling and ventilating equipment. The primary uses include fans, blowers, turbines, rolling mills, paper mills, and compressors.

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