There they stand, ready to perform any task that is asked of them. Synchronous motors can be found in just about every application, from a simple tape recorder to giant industrial machinery. In fact, they are the mainstay of many industrial companies. As a result, they have quite an impact on our daily lives, even if we don’t come in contact with them regularly. Because they help produce many of the things that we use on a daily basis, it is amazing how little most people really know about them, how they work and their general characteristics.

The Early Beginnings

The modern era of electric motors started almost 200 years ago, when Michael Faraday discovered that an electric current could create a rotation in a simple mechanical device, the motor. He was using direct current, which allows the most basic type of motor to operate. Over time, what is mostly used today, the AC motor began to take precedence. Because it uses alternating current, the motor rotates at a steady speed, in tune to the cycles that the alternating current produces. They distinguish themselves by being extremely efficient at converting the alternating current into a steady source of power. Also, because of the constant cycles that the alternating current produces, they can be used for extremely precise functions, such as clocks or other mechanical devices where precision is important.

Defining Brushless

You may have heard of a brushless AC motor. This does not mean that other motors actually have little brushes that interact to the motor itself. What it describes is the fact that unlike earlier designs, where instead of using electrical wires which are wound onto a pole to create the magnetic field necessary for the motor to operate, a permanent magnet is placed in the motor itself. Obviously, this creates not only an easier assembly cycle, but it also allows for fewer problems should be electrical wiring fail in some way or come undone. Most modern AC motors work with this new technology.

On the Cutting Edge of Technology

Back in the middle of the roaring 20s, a young engineer named Erich Engel decided to go into business producing simple appliances, such as hairdryers and fans, using these new electric motors. From a small and humble beginning in Germany, the company enjoyed continued success, and eventually moved into much larger manufacturing facilities. Undeterred by the events of World War II, the company continued to expand its product line and began to specialize in the motors that were powering some of their appliances. Even today, it is a family run business, with the son of the founder heading the company.

Go for Excellence

When your manufacturing facility demands the best, don’t be afraid to get the most reliable motors to power any of your needs. You can reliably count on Engel motors to power any requirement that you may have, regardless of size. Sturdy and reliable, they will provide you with years of excellent service and allow you to easily meet your manufacturing needs.