squirrel cage motor

A look at the squirrel cage motor and why it is such a popular choice for various industrial applications.

The squirrel cage motor is arguably the most popular of all alternating current (AC) induction motors. The motor gets its name from its appearance, which resembles the exercise wheel found in a squirrel cage. The reason why this kind of electrical motor has been adopted so readily is that it is efficient, robust and relatively cheap to purchase. This motor also provides high starting torque and has good voltage regulation. A squirrel cage motor also requires significantly less maintenance compared to other kinds of alternating current motors such as slip-ring induction motors due to its simple construction.


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Focquet is active in all segments relating to electrically driven industrial power equipment. Our core business is in three areas: drives and the full range of electric motors, electric transformers, electric generators and power units and pumps and pumping sets.

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