Available in open drip proof (ODP) or totally enclosed, fan cooled (TEFC) enclosures, HP ranging from 1 - 500, and a range of voltages & RPM’s. Choose Nidec General Purpose motors for dirty, industrial environments where the reliability and around-the-clock availability of your equipment is crucial.
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Considered one of the toughest built to withstand a variety of severe duty applications. The e-Line motor has an all cast iron frame, conduit box, fan cover, bearing caps, and end shields. These features, along with chemical resistant paint, help protect the motor from external damage in corrosive and harsh environments. Internal protection helps extend the thermal and mechanical life of the motor including a Class H Varnish Vacuum Pressure Impregnation (VPI).
- NEMA Premium® Efficient
- 1.20 and up to 1.40 Service Factor
- Class F Insulation System with Class H Varnish.
- Suitable for Class I, Division 2, T2B
- Same Size Double Shielded Bearings on both End
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.
Need a hand finding the right motor for your application or legacy replacement? Contact our motors experts. They have extensive knowledge, backed by over 45 years of experience, to help you with your electric motor project.
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Finding its roots in 1973 in a shed in a back yard, Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) was created by a 4-man team and has grown to over 140K employees working out of 40 countries across the globe. They now operate out of Kyoto, Japan, with manufacturing plants in countries throughout the Asia’s and in Mexico.
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