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They consist of four basic parts: the axle, enclosure (typically a cylinder of sorts), nylon end cap, and two battery leads. The simple design of small motors lends to their reliability and durability. Read More…

Small Motors Small motors use a fraction of a horsepower, or 745.7 watts, of power to run and are therefore used in small applications and sometimes referred to as fractional horse power or FHP motors.
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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, 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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Small motors are a popular choice for many manufacturing needs because of their cost-effectiveness in terms of maintenance and upkeep. The lifespan of small electric motors may be reduced depending on the specifics of the application for which they are used, but the benefits in both terms of compact size and minimal power usage are high.

Small motors are used in many industries such as automotive products, robotics, home appliances, medical appliances and industrial applications such as linear devices, communications and air conditioning. Specific types of small motors are used in welding, small centrifuge devices, pitching machines, wheel chairs, door openers, pumps, and frozen yogurt machines, among other uses.

Due to the wide range of small motor use, they often need to be customized to fit specific products and applications. With variables in terms of voltage range, horsepower, diameter and RPM ratings, the possibilities for small electric motors are broad.

The internal configurations of small electric motors vary depending on the purpose for which the motor is used. However, all small motors use electrical power to rotate, powering the devices to which they are connected. The motor spins in opposite directions when the battery leads are switched with the speed of the rotation being connected to the amount of voltage it receives.

In a similar way, the torque or starting torque of the motor is dependent on the amount of current applied, either from direct current or alternating current sources. Although they are suitable for many uses, small universal motors are primarily used for torque applications which are used intermittently at high speeds. Continuous use would likely wear out the motor more quickly as they are not designed for heavy duty operations.

Small motors can be brush or brushless. In those units with brushes, the brushes transfer power from the battery to the commentator, allowing the motor to move. Other design based options for small motors, especially those powered by DC, include the specifics of magnets or electromagnets and wire components used in the construction of the motor.

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