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What Are DC Electric Motors Used For?

DC motors are used extensively in various industries for applications in which they are the ideal option. At Romanoff Industries, we offer an extensive range of lightly used electric motor options and other complementary devices to help our customers meet the needs of their applications.

Applications

DC motors may be used for quite a number of different applications, including turntables, conveyors, and others in which constant (or low-speed) to torque and adjustable speed are required. They also work efficiently for reversing and dynamic braking applications, which many industrial machines utilize.

The DC motor is a popular option for many new designs, including those involving fractional horsepower applications, due to their fast stopping, reversing, and acceleration capabilities, in addition to their linear speed torque curve.

The DC motor is often selected because it is ideal for both low and high power drives in addition to variable and fixed speed electric drives. It is easy to design, has a simple construction, is easy to maintain, and possesses a high starting torque. DCelectric motors for sale are often used to operate inexpensive toys and vehicle applications.

Some of the applications that make use of DC motors include:

  • Electric traction
  • Lifts
  • Versatile electric equipment
  • Cranes
  • Elevators
  • Electric traction
  • Lifts
  • Versatile electric equipment
  • Cranes
  • Elevators

DC Motors for Industrial Applications

DC motors are often the best choice for industrial applications that involve precise speed adjustments or low-speed torque. These motors are relatively easy to maintain and provide excellent speed control in addition to not being subject to issues caused by harmonic effects. They provide a high starting torque when compared with AC motors. However, a DC new or used electric motor must be under a load when it is started – otherwise the motor could burn out due to the fact that it spins up so quickly.

For more information about the DC electric motors for sale we offer at Romanoff Industries, give us a call today at 800.366.8778 or email us at sales1@romanoffindustries.com.