3 Types of Industrial Electric Motors that Offer Excellent Value

Commercial and industrial machinery use industrial electric motors in many different applications. There are also a wide variety of electric motors used for industrial purposes. Electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical energy, turning shafts, and drive wheels in industrial or commercial equipment.

Motors generate power for different types of devices. In this blog post, we will take a quick look at some of the common types of industrial electric motors.

Industrial Electric Motors Used in Applications

Types of Industrial Electric Motors


Single Phase Electric Motors

These are the most basic types of motors that have many different purposes. For example, one of the primary uses of the single-phase industrial electric motor is to rotate a shaft, such as a gearbox. It provides rotation for the gearbox or planetary gearbox in industrial machinery.

  • In a single-phase motor, a single winding on the rotor supplies the motor. Each phase (polarity) of the motor and the DC in each phase are connected to the battery by a common-emitter and common-diode (CED) connection.
  • Single-phase industrial electric motors are a popular type of motor because they are compact, lightweight, and used in various applications.
  • They can be used to drive electric motors, but there is also a lot of use for them in other areas such as audio and video.
  • Single-phase motors are widely used in smaller and lighter equipment, such as pumps, refrigerators, fans, compressors, and drills.

Electric AC Motors

The electric AC motor is designed for use in many industries. Industrial electric AC motors are used in different machines that need to be constantly powered, like mixers, pumps, and blenders. Industrial electric AC motors can also be used in machines that need to be stopped and started repeatedly.

Electric AC Motors are used in the following industrial applications:              

  • Appliances
  • Compressor drives and systems
  • Computers
  • Conveyor systems
  • Air conditioners
  • Fans
  • Pumps
  • Transportation equipment

Electric DC Motors

Electric DC Motors are used in industrial applications with the main purpose being to provide a constant current output to a load, such as a motor or a generator. This is done by using the magnetic field produced by the rotor of the motor. Unlike AC motors, which only produce a magnetic field when they turn on, an electric DC Motor produces its magnetic field.

Electric DC Motor uses in industrial applications:

  • Fabrication and production units
  • Machinery that demands constant power or machinery with high-powered motors, for example, vacuum cleaners, lifts, and sewing machines
  • Sorting equipment for warehouses

How to Choose the Best Motor for Your Application

To select the best industrial electric motor for your application, you need to consider your application and what the motor will do. Do you need to run a large machine? Which one will give you the best performance for your application?

Unlike mechanical motors, electric motors are typically not the same size or shape. Although this often creates problems for machines with interchangeable components, many motor types fit all of these applications.

As you can see, industrial electric motors are used in a wide variety of different areas, making it challenging for manufacturers to deal with production bottlenecks properly. However, proper planning and preparation can help to ensure that companies can meet production deadlines and that they can also effectively handle disruptions and production interruptions.

Electric Motor Repair

Need an electric motor repair for your industrial equipment? Tekwell Services specializes in AC and DC electric motor repair. We have experienced service technicians who understand different motors used in various industries and applications.

We are familiar with almost every brand of industrial electric motors, reducing downtime by using SKF certified rebuilding techniques. We have one of the fastest turnaround times, allowing you to quickly bring your equipment back up to par. With a commitment to quality, you can rest assured that your equipment is getting the best possible care at an affordable price.

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