FHP Motors

A reliable source for Fractional Horsepower Motor information and leading Fractional Horsepower Motor Companies & Manufacturers.

However, that is not necessarily a requirement of being categorized as a FHP motor, and motors can be categorized as one based on their frame size as well if the frame size is a 42, 48 or 56. Read Moreā€¦

FHP Motors The term FHP motor is an abbreviation for fractional horsepower motors, which are motors that are built in a frame, traditionally with a power output of smaller than one horsepower.

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Mankato, MN  |  612-746-7624

At Electric Motor solutions, our goal is to provide the best motors and equipment to meet the needs of your application. Products include linear actuators, electric motors, speed reducers, custom motors, vacuum cleaner motors, AC motors, brushless controller/drives and more. Our extensive network of 1st class manufacturing partners allows us to offer time and money saving solutions.

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Stratham, NH  |  844-858-5030

As a manufacturer of both custom and standard fractional horsepower motors, ElectroCraft makes it our goal to exceed the expectations of our customers at a low cost, no matter where they are. ElectroCraft is headquartered in New Hampshire, and has facilities operating throughout the US, UK, Germany, and China. Our products can be found in applications ranging from office equipment to medical devices to aircraft. Contact us today and tell us how we can help with your own application!

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ElectroCraft, Inc. $$$

Warren, IL  |  866-745-2100

Carter Motor has over 70 years of experience in quality motor manufacturing. Some of the motors manufactured include, AC universal motors, small motors, DC universal motors, DC permanent magnet motors, DC shunt wound motors and gearmotors, along with many others. All of Carter Motor products are designed and assembled in the United States by hard-working employees. From engineers to shipping clerks, the staff takes pride in every part of the process. Carter Motor is also ISO 9001:2000 certified.

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Carter Motor Company $$$

Mauston, WI  |  888-467-8288

Dumore Corporation is a leading designer of DC motors, custom fractional horsepower motors, gear motors and universal electric motors. Our high-quality fractional motors are used in a variety of applications and markets. In business since 1913, we have continued to manufacture our custom high-quality UL listed OEM motors. Dumore DC motors and gear motors are designed for complete, cost effective customization to meet your exact requirements or work with our team for a custom solution!

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Dumore Corporation $$$

Valencia, CA  |  800-232-2612

Our products serve many different industries including defense, industrial machinery, medical devices, marine, automotive, air traffic management as well as a broad variety of others! We strive to treat each and every customer as if they are number one in order to exceed customer expectations and to keep them coming back to us for all of their needs! To receive more information on what we may be able to do for you visit us on the web today to get started!

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Categorizing FHP motors by the frame size of the motors is based on standards that have been put in place by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). Due to their precision capabilities, the market for FHP motors has steadily grown due to their eco-friendly levels of efficient power generation.

As a result, FHP motors are widely used for controlled motion applications in industries such as: medical, for medical imaging equipment and surgical devices; automotive, for use in braking systems, power windows, powered seats, central locking systems and more; residential, for household appliances such as washers, mixers, blenders, dryers and refrigerators; industrial manufacturing, in pumps, compressors, conveyors and many other types of processing and assembly equipment; and construction, for use in building material handling equipment such as cranes and hoist as well as power tools such as drills and grinders.

Most commonly, FHP motors are a type of electric motor although they can also be fuel powered internal combustion motors. The basic design of an electric FHP motor includes a casing, rotor (also known as an armature), axle, coil and field magnet. Some contain a commutator and set of brushes, while others are brushless and require an external power supply to transfer the current.

Electric FHP motors can be run on either an alternating current (AC) or a direct current (DC). However, no matter what kind of current they use, electric FHP motors also require magnets to provide the motion and ultimately achieve power generation. The magnets are essential in FHP motors because they react to the electrical current as it flows through specific points of the motor, and that reaction causes the motor's rotation which in terms provides power that is then transferred to the desired equipment.

Although very different in terms of the mode of power generation, the design of a fuel-powered FHP motor is similar to that of an electric FHP motor. The most noticeable difference between the two in terms of design is that instead of a coil and field magnet, a fuel-powered FHP motor will feature exhaust valves and a fuel chamber instead. Fuel-powered FHP motors use either gasoline or diesel, although diesel will require a slight modification to the design.

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