AC motor is an electric motor that is powered by alternating current (AC). The motors are designed with two primary parts; an insider rotor that is attached to an output shaft and outside stator designed with coils. The stator produces a rotating magnetic field when an alternating current is passed through. In some cases, the rotor magnetic field can also be supplied by permanent magnets or reluctance saliency. AC motors mainly fall into two main categories; the induction models and synchronous models. The induction model relies on a small difference in speed between slip (rotor shaft speed) and stator rotating magnetic field, in order to stimulate rotor current in the AC windings. Induction motors are also referred to as asynchronous motors. The second category, synchronous motors, does not use slip-induction to operate. Instead, they use salient poles and permanent magnets. Some also use an independently excited type of rotor windings. To see the entire list of available motors including brake motors
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