Electric motors are used in motion control applications to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. They are available in a wide range of types that are more adaptable and diverse than ever before, so it is important to select the correct motor and peripherals to maximise the performance of your system....
Typically DC electric motors are available in either brushed or brushless types. Brushless requires less maintenance as the brushes do not require replacement and usually spin faster than brushed motors.
Our range includes the most commonly used types of electric motors which are as follows:
Motor controllers are devices which are used to manage the speed or performance of an electric motor by controlling the amount of energy which is transferred between the energy source and motor.
The controller works by switching the energy connection on and off using a technique called pulse width modulation (PWM), then averages these pulses out.
Motor controllers can be either manually, remotely or automatically operated. More advanced styles of controller can start or stop the motor along with other improved functionalities such as adjusting the speed of the motor based on mechanical load, protecting the motor or providing smoothed acceleration curves.
In industrial automation processes, using accessory equipment for motors assists in operation but can also improve performance and increase efficiency. Some peripherals to consider are: