Electric Motor RepairNorth America is a leader in the electric motor market, which explains the recent growth of the industrial machinery sector in the area. The electric motor market continues to expand with rising demands for enhanced machine control in the automotive industry, such as high-efficiency AC synchronous motors. Additionally, the push towards zero-emission cars and tougher emission standards plays a significant role in increasing demand for electric vehicles. These trends are bringing about the need for high-quality, reliable bearing solutions. Bearings are crucial in the productivity of electric motors, with essential functions such as minimizing power loss and friction, reducing noise, attaining optimal design speed range, and ensuring a long service life. At Emerson Bearing, we can deliver the right bearing solution to meet the needs of the electric motor industry.
What Are the Common Bearings Used in the Electric Motors Industry?The most popular bearings used throughout the eclectic motor industry include:
- Deep groove ball bearings. These bearings are ideal for applications that require high rotational speeds and moderate axial and radial loads. Deep groove ball bearings are also used on small and medium-sized electric motors for non-locating and locating bearing positions.
- Cylindrical roller bearings. These bearings are typically utilized as non-locating bearings on the drive side in both large and medium-sized electric motors.
- Angular contact ball bearings. Angular contact ball bearings are primarily used as locating bearings in electric motors with high rotating speeds and vertical axis or high thrust loads.
What Are Some Common Applications for These Bearing Types?Some of the areas where electric motor bearings are utilized include:
- Industrial machinery
- Motor vehicles
- Cooling equipment (HVAC)
- Household appliances
- Other commercial applications
- Locating and supporting the rotor
- Transferring loads from the shaft to the motor frame
- Saving power
- Maintaining a small and persistent air gap
- Minimizing friction
- Allowing for low and high speed operations