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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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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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Case Study: Cost Savings Through a Higher Quality Motor

It’s a hot summer day. You are waiting in line for your favorite ice cold beverage. After waiting and becoming more dehydrated by the minute, the worker behind the counter regretfully tells you their machines are not working properly and they will not be able to serve you your cold drink. This instance could happen …

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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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Newer Technology Offers Continuous Run, Long Life Gear Motor

Slushies:  flavored frozen drink, a staple of summer, a favorite treat at the convenience store. For this commercial slush machine manufacturer:  the gear motor component with a high rate of failure. Power Electric provided a new solution for their gear motor and has more than a ten-year proven service history. We offered a different gear …

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What's the difference between AC motors and DC motors?

What is the difference between AC motors and DC motors?

There are many differences between AC and DC motors. The most obvious difference is the type of current each motor turns into energy, alternating current in the case of AC motors, and direct current in the case of DC motors. AC motors are known for their increased power output and efficiency, while DC motors are …

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Food Service Equipment Motor Price Dropped by PE

Our food service equipment manufacturer worked with a motor manufacturer already. We approached them with an opportunity to obtain better pricing while maintaining their current quality and performance. We worked with our contracted manufacturers and priced a motor with the same form, fit and function as their previous motor. The quality was unchanged, the performance …

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