Types of Motors

Author Gravatar Image BILL EARL
There are many types of motors. Big ones, small ones, fast ones, strong ones. Whether you need brute strength, blinding speed or delicate precision movement, there is a motor designed for the task. The following pages will help you find to the right motor for your project.

Quick Selection Guide:

This quick selection guide highlights the strong points of the various types of motors. You can find more detail on each motor type in the pages that follow. This section deals with just the raw motors. No geartrains or controllers. We'll get into those in later sections of the guide.


Basic Raw Motor Types


Brushed
Brushless Stepper

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Speed Control

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Speed Control
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Position Control

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Position Control
(w/encoder)

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Efficiency

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Cost

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Cost (w/encoder)

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Last updated on 2015-03-05 at 08.30.18 AM Published on 2014-05-21 at 04.41.10 PM