Small Motors

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

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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.

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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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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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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