Speed vs Torque

A motor’s power output is a key consideration when sourcing an electric motor for any type of application. Power output can be a complex thing to consider, however, as it is determined by many factors, most notably the motor’s speed and torque. To understand a motor’s fit for your application, it is important to first …

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What Can Electric Motors Be Used For?

Due to their affordability, reliability and flexibility, electric motors are used in countless applications, many of which we encounter every day. From your electric toothbrush to your power drill, electric motors power many consumer items. Electric motors also power many specialized applications that we often overlook, such as automatic door openers, security equipment, and food …

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Are Electric Motors Waterproof?

The vast majority of electric motors are not waterproof, largely because it is not necessary for the application in which they are used. It is possible to create a waterproof electric motor.  However, waterproofing comes with added costs while also limiting overall performance. These costs are often only worthwhile for specific applications, such as pumps …

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Are Electric Motors Reliable

Are Electric Motors Reliable?

Electric motors are mechanically simple devices with a relatively small number of moving parts. This, combined with their low vibration output, makes electric motors very reliable power supplies if used properly and within their specified ratings limits. In applications where either electric or combustion motors are viable options, the electric motor is often the more …

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What are Gear Motors Used For?

Gear motors are used in applications that require lower shaft speed and higher torque output. This describes a wide range of applications and scenarios, including many of the machines and equipment we interact with on a daily basis. From ATV wipers to hospital beds, servo mechanisms to packaging equipment, paint mixers to juice dispensers, gear …

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Why are DC motors usually gear motors?

Many battery-operated devices rely on DC motors for power. Because of their high shaft speeds—typically 1500-6000 RPM under load—DC motors are commonly paired with a gearbox. Without the gearbox, the shaft speed of DC motors often exceeds the requirements of most applications. Since many applications require a controllable shaft speed output, many DC motors are …

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What Are AC Motors Used For?

AC motors are viable power sources for a range of applications due to their flexibility, efficiency and quiet operation. General uses for AC motors include pumps, water heaters, lawn and garden equipment, ovens, and off-road motorized equipment. In fact, many of the appliances, equipment and tools you use on a daily basis are powered by …

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