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Universal Motor Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of universal motor manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source universal motor manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate universal motor companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture universal motors for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading universal motor manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for universal electric motors, universal ac motors, or universal motor corporations.

  • Mankato, MN 612-746-7624

    Our universal motors are designed to provide unmatched value that the competition cannot beat! Our motors serve many different industries including medical, industrial, aerospace and automotive as well as many others. We also have the capability if need be to take one of our stock motors and customize it to fit your exact specifications. For more information visit our website or send us an email today!

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  • 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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  • Schaumburg, IL 847-439-4949

    Quickly rising as the world’s leading motor specialized company, SPG Motor pioneers the fractional horsepower motor market in innovation & advanced quality assurance. All of our fractional horsepower motors are ISO 9001 certified for automation equipment & appliances made by top companies like Whirlpool, Maytag & GE. For more information, contact SPG today!

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  • 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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  • Elk Grove Village, IL 847-439-3760

    Merkle-Korff offers a broad range of sub-fractional horsepower motors and gear motors. Products include AC and DC (brush and brushless) motors & small motors (less than 1/10th horsepower). We provide application engineering, technical support & value-added assembly, both domestic & internationally. Since 1911 we have been providing reliable sub-fractional motors. ISO 9001/2000 registered.

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  • El Paso, TX 915-599-2727

    We have been in business since 1936 so you know you can count on Graham Motors and Controls to deliver the highest quality product. Located in El Paso, Texas we ship nationwide through our extensive network. Turn to us for all your motor and control needs. Call us today for more information or visit our website to see our products and services for yourself.

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Universal Motor

A universal motor is a rotating electric device that is designed with the capacity to effectively operate on either direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC) supply. Both DC and AC motors are widely used yet unlike AC motors, a universal motor can be used for high-speed operations. A universal motor is called universal because of this flexibility, although they almost always operate on AC power.

The universal motor is able to operate on alternating current power because of the in sync alternating of the magnetic field and the armature which causes force in a constant direction. However, a universal electric motor offers an advantage over regular AC motors because they have a high starting torque level which is a characteristic of DC motors, as well as high top speed and compact operating designs. Yet, the motors are still able to be powered by commonly found AC power supplies. Universal motors offer the combination of features and in applications where the combination of high speed operating with light engine weight is desirable, universal motors are an ideal solution. For products such as hairdryers, blenders, power tools and vacuum cleaners, universal motors are suitable to meet the requirements of intermittent high powered usage.

The disadvantage, however, is that a universal motor has a considerably shorter life than other types of miniature motors, and even though it is a simple and reliable design, a universal motor will wear our relatively quickly. For this reason, a universal motor is most often found in AC devices that are only used intermittently such as blenders, vacuum cleaners, power tools, clothes washers, fans, and blow dryers. These applications require high torque starting speeds but are typically only used for short bursts of time, thus reducing the wear and tear on the engine itself. In higher powered applications, universal motors are also used, such as railway motors for electric system railways, however these motors are typically found in a range less than 1000 watts, therefore they may also be referred to as fractional horse power motors, or FHP motors. Another useful feature of universal motors, as with some other types of small electrical motors, is that they are able to control the speed through electronic controls and to reverse the direction of an appliance such as a washing machine. On washing machines, as with other domestic appliances, universal motors have to be used within the parameters of their speed and effectiveness, and load weight should be taken into consideration to ensure minimal motor wear, although they will eventually need replacing.



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