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Our advice on choosing the right electric motor


Nobody wants to work with outdated and unreliable tools. That’s why you should have a reliable, modern electric motor on hand for your projects! Having an electric motor that is up to date will allow for faster completion time while also ensuring safety during use and avoiding issues caused by overloading circuits or injuries from faulty wiring.

With so many different types of motors, choosing the right one can be difficult depending on what type of project you are undertaking. As an expert in this field, we have compiled some helpful tips to help make that decision a little easier for you!

The common types of electric motors

There’s no shortage in variations of electric motors to choose from, with the two most common types you’ll come across being alternating current (AC) brushed and induction electric motors and direct current (DC) brushless/brush-type electric motors.

The AC motor is the one that spins your electric fan or blender. This device relies on an alternating current to produce power, which provides it with its desired frequency of rotation. The motor’s rotor has no direct connection to any voltage supply and instead comprises two sets of copper “brushes” that press against a metal frame as they slide across it to provide movement for the whole machine.

DC electric motors are different from AC in that they don’t need a power source to run themselves. Instead, the rotor of a DC motor has an electrical connection and is called self-powered. Some of the most common types of electric motors using this design are Brushless Direct Current (BLDC), Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) and Stepper Motors.

AC electric motors

AC electric motors have more torque than their DC counterparts for any particular speed or rotational output. AC induction motors are best for applications where you want smooth operation at low speeds using alternating currents from your power source; this type of electric motor also provides variable speed control as well as feedback on its position accuracy.

If you’re looking for a high-performance, yet lightweight motor that is great in applications requiring extreme power and torque, an AC brushless electric motor will be the perfect fit. These types of motors can be used to operate equipment like arc welding machines or heavy machinery manufacturing presses.

Brushless DC Motors

A brushless DC motor is best suited for applications where high-precision motion is required with minimal noise and vibration levels. These types of electric motors have low starting torque, so they require some sort of transmission system to get them started on their way when energy is applied. They can also incorporate sensors that monitor position accuracy and adjust startup load as well as head alignment and other features depending on your needs.

Edington Agencies source and supply a range of brands and options of electric motors for industries around Australia. To learn more about our variety of electric motors, AC motor parts and DC motor parts, contact Edington Agencies directly today on 07 3397 4575 with your enquiries and your application needs.