What Is an Industrial Electric Motor?
An industrial electric motor is an electrical machine that converts energy into motion. Most electric motors operate through the interaction between the motor's magnetic field and electric current in a wire winding to generate force in the form of torque applied to the motor's shaft.
Industrial electric motors may be classified by considerations such as power source type, internal construction, application, and type of motion output.
At Regal, our motor segment is divided into two business units:
The Commercial Systems segment produces fractional to approximately 5 horsepower AC and DC motors, electronic variable speed controls, fans, and blowers for commercial applications. These products serve markets including commercial building ventilation and HVAC, pool and spa, irrigation, dewatering, agriculture, and general commercial equipment.
The Industrial Systems segment produces integral motors and large AC motors from approximately 1 to 12,000 horsepower (up to 10,000 volts) on frames 145 and up for industrial applications, generators, alternators, and switchgear for industrial applications, along with aftermarket parts and kits to support such products. These products serve markets including agriculture, marine, mining, oil and gas, food and beverage, data centers, healthcare, prime and standby power, and general industrial equipment.
These Industrial products are offered under the following brands: Marathon® Motors, LEESON® Motors, Thompson® Power Systems, Cemp®, and Rotor®. They are sold directly to OEMs and end-user customers through our distribution network and our network of direct and independent sales representatives.