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Electric Motors

Published Dec 8, 2009

An electric motor uses electrical energy, typically supplied by the associated drive electronics, to produce mechanical energy, through the interaction of magnetic fields and current-carrying conductors.

Electric motors are found in applications as diverse as industrial fans, blowers and pumps, machine tools, household appliances, power tools, and disk drives. They may be powered by direct current (e.g. a battery powered portable device or motor vehicle) or by alternating current from a central electrical distribution grid.

Electric motors may be classified by the source of electric power, by their internal construction, by their application or by the type of motion they give.

Motor Technology specialises in the following types of motors:

  • brushless AC servo motors
  • permanent magnet DC servo motors
  • stepper motors
  • linear and rotary direct drive motors

If you need any assistance in specifying the correct motor or simply wish to discuss the various options, please get in touch.