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White papers, case studies, and examples of Power Electric's work in various industries and motor applications.

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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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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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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Cost Reductions Result of Customization

Ice is an important part of our daily lives. Not only is it a necessity in the summer, but in the cold months too. It keeps food fresh and our drinks cold. At Power Electric we understand the strict requirements ice machines must adhere to and with our customization capabilities, we are confident we will…
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Motor Mouth: Obtain Accuracy and Position Control with Stepper Motors

Operation A step motor is a motor type with a permanent magnet rotor and a stator wound with two independent windings. By alternating the direction of current flow through these windings, the motor will move in discrete “steps”. The size of the step varies with the construction of the motor. The commonly available range is…
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Introducing the Worm Right Angle Gear Motor from Power Electric

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Plymouth, Minnesota – May 17, 2017 Power Electric has developed a new right angle gear motor with worm gears in a compact size. The worm gears provide large gear reduction options and a cost-effective approach with precision and accuracy. This right angle gear motor is fully customizable to customer requirements and specifications….
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Motor Mouth: RAGM Provide High Reduction Capabilities

Right angle worm gear motors are a common choice as a great solution for many applications. They provide great value with high gear reduction and compact size. The gear train consists of a worm and gear arrangement where the gear is directly connected to an output shaft, or with the gear driving additional stages for…
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Benefits of Having an Application Engineer on Our Team

At Power Electric, we maintain a staff of engineers with decades of experience in electric motor applications. As such, we help you design the motor or gear motor that best meets your technical and quality requirements in the most cost effective manner possible. Our engineers help define these requirements in a manner that best meet…
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Motor Mouth: Hypoid Gear Motors: Form, Fit, Function

Hypoid gearing is a specialized version of spiral bevel gearing. Like spiral bevel gears, they operate at right angles. Unlike spiral bevel gears, the pinion’s rotating axis is off center from the gear’s rotating axis. This allows the pinion to be larger, providing high strength and allowing for higher reduction ratios in each stage. AC…
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Motor Mouth: Plastic Planetary Gear Motors

Plastic planetary gear motors can provide a wide range of gear reduction ratios in a compact package combining high strength, low noise and great value. These features make this gear motor a good choice in various applications, as detailed below. Plastic planetary gearheads have one or more stages of gear reduction all in line with…
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