Motors are essential components of electrical machinery. They convert electrical energy into mechanical energy for use in the industrial processes. General purpose motors
are designed for a wide range of applications. They are versatile devices that can be used in pumps
, electric tools, compressors, conveyor belts, and fans
among others. Electric motors reduce reliance on human effort and allow you to use automated processes. This can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.Make sure you study the specification sheets of general purpose motors before using them. While they are defined as general purpose, each motor has specific applications it is suited for. Many electric motors look alike. Reading the specification sheets and labels can save you from using an electric motor in the wrong phase or power settings.You should also ensure that the motors you are using are approved by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). This way, you can be assured of the quality and reliability of the motors. Depending on your application and budget you can choose from an open drip-proof or Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled (TEFC) motor. TEFC motors, though expensive, are low-maintenance and corrosion-resistant.