Electric motors are used in motion control applications to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. Typically DC electric motors are available in either brushed or brushless types. Brushless requires less maintenance as the brushes do not require replacement, and usually spin faster than brushed motors. The RS Components range includes the most commonly used types of electric motors.
In industrial automation processes, using accessory equipment for motors assists in operation and can also improve performance and increase efficiency. Some peripherals to consider are: