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The amount of power able to be produced by a small electric motor will vary according to its size which is variable. Read More…

Small Electric Motors A small electric motor is a fractional horsepower motor that has less than one horsepower, or 745.7 watts, of power. As with other simple electric motors, small electric motors consist of several basic parts: an axle, a metal enclosure, a field magnet, a nylon end cap, a rotor, a coil, and a power supply of some sort.
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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, and more.

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Electric Motor Solutions $$$

Stratham, NH  |  844-338-8114

When reliability and power are a must, the universal motors you find at ElectroCraft can operate with high efficiency, low voltage, and at a low cost. Applications that our universal electric motors serve include robotics, packaging, automotive, and medical equipment. Electric motor products include the CompletePower™ Plus Universal Drive, complete with a user-friendly configurable interface. For more details, contact ElectroCraft today!

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ElectroCraft, Inc. $$$

Traverse City, MI  |  231-941-0411

Bay Motor Products is a custom manufacturer of numerous motor models like the fractional horsepower motors. We also design motors to your custom specifications. We offer the best in customer service & quality while also maintaining competitive prices. Our production lines can handle large or small quantity deliveries. Please feel free to contact us to help solve your motor requirements.

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Bay Motor Products, Inc. $$$

Monroe, WI  |  608-325-9161

At Carter Motor, 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 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.

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Carter Motor Company $$$

St. Charles, IL  |  800-282-4766

Bison has distinguished itself as a manufacturer with a strong engineering tradition who provides substantial added value in the products it brings to market. A manufacturer of fractional horsepower motors, Bison Gear & Engineering produces the best electric motors with a quick response to your needs. For over 45 years, they have been helping their customers succeed.

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Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. $$$

Princeton, IN  |  833-266-4332

Hurst Manufacturing is a premier provider of variable speed motors, fractional horsepower motors, brushless DC motors, AC and DC motors, Hybrid Stepper motors and electric motors. Where technology and engineering come together to create your motor solution!

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Hurst Manufacturing $$$
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The small electric motor spins in different directions based on how the battery leads are hooked up. These motors are typically single phase or three phase depending on required output and intended application. Considerations to be made when determining FHP motor use include: whether a motor will be required for continuous or intermittent duty, voltage ratings, desired weight of motor, fan-cooling, adjustable speeds etc.

Like all electric motors, small electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. They change electric energy into rotational movement by using the natural behavior of magnetism, or the attracting and repelling forces of a magnet strong enough to cause rotation. These small motors are typically low cost and easy maintenance options for motor needs.

Small electric motors are used in a wide variety of applications in almost every industry because they are cleaner and less expensive to run than fuel-powered motors. They are still able to run at high speeds and effectively produce mechanical power; however it will be in much smaller amounts compared to larger electric motors.

Small motors or miniature motors are typically used in welding, small centrifuge devices, pitching machines, wheel chairs, door openers, pumps, and frozen yogurt machines. Another common use of small electric motors is in the automobile accessory industry in which FHP motors are used to power devices such as electric windows, windscreen wipers, mirrors and locking systems. In some cases, motors can still be classified as fractional horsepower motors even if the horsepower exceeds one unit.

This exception is based on the frame size standards set by NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association to determine if a motor qualifies as a NEMA motor or not. If the frame size of the motor is a 42, 48, or 56, the one horsepower guideline does not apply. Due to their size, it may at times be easier to simply replace a motor than to try and repair it, but as they are simple contraptions, small electric motors are reliable pieces of equipment when used for their intended purposes.

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