Leeson’s line of general purpose motors has hundreds of standard, off-the-shelf models for a variety of industrial applications. Choose from ODP, TEFC, or TENV enclosure options and single-phase or three-phase power input. Match your application with ¼ HP up to 200 HP and RPM from 900 to 3600.
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- Totally enclosed designs
- Industrial quality, resilient (cradle) mounted
- Capacitor start-type
- Ball bearing designs
- Moderate starting torque to reduce machinery stresses
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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Founded in 1972, Leeson Electric Corp started manufacturing electric motors in 1974. By 2000, Leeson was purchased and brought under the Regal-Beloit Corporation’s group of companies. Operating under the Regal umbrella, the Leeson brand manufactures thousands of products from AC and DC motors to motor controls.
When you need a motor for extreme conditions, unique mounting locations, or you require a lot of customization, Leeson has the motor and accessories to fit your application. Their motors are currently in use in industries from agriculture to oil and gas and everything in between.Shop Leeson