General purpose AC induction motors are widely used to power pumps, blowers, conveyors and other machinery. Inverter-rated motors can be used with variable frequency drives to improve efficiency. From small single-phase to large 3-phase motors, models are available for general use or hazardous locations.
General purpose AC induction motors cover a wide range of applications and are typically controlled by across-the-line starters, i.e. contactors, manual motor starters, etc. All AutomationDirect general purpose 3-phase motors are inverter rated, allowing them to be controlled by AC drives since they can withstand the higher voltage spikes produced by these VFDs.
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IronHorse MTS stainless steel washdown motors are built to handle the harshest environments; available in TEFC and TENV enclosures.
Marathon single-phase steel ODP motors are available from 1/4hp to 5hp.
The well-known Marathon Globetrotter series of high-quality general purpose motors are also inverter rated for a wide variety of applications.
Stainless steel Washguard SST motors from Leeson are built tough, intended to withstand the most demanding washdown environments.
Washguard White Duck motors from Leeson have a white epoxy finish that adds superior chemical resistance in addition to withstanding harsh washdown applications.