Baldor's extensive line of General Purpose motors are available in a wide variety of construction enclosures from industrial steel band open designs to harsh applications requiring totally enclosed cast iron designs in both single and three phase.
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Baldor: General Purpose (2070)
The Definite Purpose family of motors covers many applications and encompasses many industries.
2 Speed Motors are designed for use in applications in which multiple speeds are required.
- Heavy duty steel or cast iron frames
- Dynamically balanced rotors
- Three phase
- One or two winding
- Air Handling
- Machine Tool
- Crane and Hoist
- Water & Wastewater
- Machine Tools
What is a General-Purpose AC Motor
General Purpose AC motors refers to a broad category of every-day-use motors. Very similar to a car’s base model, these motors don’t have all the bells and whistles. You won’t find specialized shafts and bearings, specific mounting equipment, or over current and overload protections. Therefore, general purpose motors can be used for many purposes.
Sometimes referred to as ‘asynchronous’ or ‘induction’ motors, AC motors convert alternating current into mechanical energy (torque). AC stands for alternating current, as the electric current reverses its direction many times in a second. Most motors built for use in Canada run at 60Hz, meaning the direction changes 60 times per second.
Where to Buy General Purpose AC Motors in Canada
Shop general purpose electric motors online through our Canadian website today. With over 8500 SKUs and convenient filtering options, you can easily find the motor you’re searching for. Inventory is distributed from Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton. Most orders arrive in 1-5 business days when shipping within Canada.
Our general purpose motor category covers many types of electric motors like single-phase and three-phase general purpose AC motor, for example. Choose a motor with a frame made from materials like cast iron, rolled steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Find horsepower abilities from fractional up to 600. Choose from different enclosure types, like open Air Over (OAO), Open Drip Proof (ODP), Totally Enclosed Air Over (TEAO), Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC), and Totally Enclosed Non-Ventilated (TENV). All from your most trusted brands; Baldor, Century, Leeson, Marathon, Max Motion, Nidec, TECO-Westinghouse, and WEG.
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Having been a member of the ABB group since 2011, Baldor Electric Company unified with ABB in March of 2018. After the rebrand, they are now in market as ABB Motor and Mechanical (Canada) Inc.
Working in industries like aggregate & cement, mining, water & wastewater, and everything in between, Baldor-Reliance manufactures their products in locations across the US, Canada, England, Mexico, and China. They work out of headquarters based out of Fort Smith, Arkansas. However, locations throughout Canada provide application and technical support and centers for distribution.Shop Baldor