FHP Motors

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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.

Leading Manufacturers

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. $$$

Hauppauge, NY  |  800-893-3649

To meet the needs of this demanding market, ARC Systems, Inc. developed a unique team philosophy: to be a fully integrated, completely self-sufficient facility. From concept through engineering and production, ARC is committed to producing the highest quality fractional horsepower motors at competitive prices, delivered on time. Visit our website today to learn more!

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ARC Systems, Inc. $$$

Duluth, GA  |  800-275-4934

Our fractional horsepower motors cannot be topped! We manufacture fractional horsepower motors for a wide variety of commercial and industrial appliances and machines. Our engineers are committed to working with our customers one on one in order to come up with the perfect product that will fit your exact specifications. To learn more about what we may be able to do for you get in touch with our customer service division today!

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WEG Electric Corp. $$$

Titusville, FL  |  321-268-5500

Rex Engineering manufactures gear motors, AC motors and DC motors. We also specialize in sub-fractional HP motors and design all products to your custom specifications. We are focused on providing excellent customer service, quality workmanship, competitive pricing, and constant design improvements for more reliable and versatile products. Contact us today for more information.

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Rex Engineering Corp. $$$
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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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