Electrical Motors

Electrical motors convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. They operate through the interaction of the motor's magnetic field and its winding currents to generate force. The most common electrical motors apply the principles of magnetic force fields although some motors can be electrostatic or piezoelectric. They can be powered by alternating and/or direct current. When considering the different types of electrical motors, some of the ways they are classified include by electric power source, internal construction, application and type of motor action. Motors vary widely in size and can be big enough to propel a ship or small enough to fit into an electric watch. Motors are either synchronous or asynchronous. Some of the most common kinds of electrical motors include brushed DC motors, brushless DC motors, induction motors, torque motors, stepper motors and servo motors. Electrical motors affect every single aspect of our lives. General-purpose motors provide convenient mechanical power for industrial use while motors are used in electric power distribution. Electrical motors are a key component of many domestic appliances and are also used to ensure the correct functioning of computer hardware. Even devices for home entertainment such as DVDs contain electrical motors.

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  1. AC Motors
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    AC motors convert electrical energy into mechanical energy using an alternating current. There are two basic types: induction and synchronous motors. They have a large number of applications and can be found in domestic appliances, industrial machinery as well as some transport systems.

  2. AC Servo Motors
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    AC Servo motors use a sensor which means they are able to find their exact location. It is called a closed-loop system as there is continual feedback given to the control medium. As a result, they are often used in machines and machinery which require pinpoint precision such as machine tooling and robotics.

  3. Brushless DC Motors
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    Brushless DC motors are more energy-efficient than brushed motors. They have a number of different physical and winding configurations of the basic design. They are extremely versatile and can be used in larger systems like air conditioning as well as smaller appliances such as cooling fans in electronic equipment.

  4. DC Brushed Motors
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    There are a variety of DC brushed motors of different shapes or slight modifications to the basic design depending on their use. Although brushed motors are less efficient than brushless motors, they have a number of applications varying in scale from powering large plant machinery to powering motorised toys.

  5. DC Motors
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    A DC motor is any of a class of rotary electrical machines that converts direct current electrical energy into mechanical energy. The most common types rely on the forces produced by magnetic fields. Nearly all types of DC motors have some internal mechanism, either electromechanical or electronic, to periodically change the direction of current flow in part of the motor.

  6. DC Servo Motors
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    DC Servo motors use the feedback from a sensor to pinpoint location and control movement with precision. They can produce both circular and linear movements depending on the application. DC Servo motors are found in a number of devices varying from robots to radio-controlled cars.

  7. Linear Motors
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    Linear motors provide a back and forth motion rather than rotary. Being without moving parts makes them quieter, energy-efficient and easier to repair. They have many applications in industry (especially for automatic systems and machines), entertainment, transport systems and commerce, such as sliding doors.

  8. Stepper Motors
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    Stepper motors are brushless electric motors that move in discreet steps which allows them to be precise and their speed to be controlled. There are a variety of stepper motors which can be installed in a lot of different appliances and machines, varying from large factory machinery to small camera lenses.

  9. Torque Motors
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    Torque motors are brushless permanent-magnet synchronous motors which continue to work even when they have stalled. There are a variety of torque motors which differ in their internal configurations. They can be found in domestic appliances, transportation as well as computer technology.

  10. Other
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