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Category: Universal Motors

Choosing a Universal Motor: 8 Variables to Consider

March 23, 2018

Universal motors are a popular choice for AC or DC applications that need a simple, high speed, low-cost motor option which doesn’t require the continuous duty of the typical AC or DC Motor.  Universal motors are quite durable and are the choice for rough, high vibration applications, such as commercial concrete drills, commercial mixers, etc. […]

Posted in Blog Overview, Universal Motors

Why Are There No Standard Universal Motors?

March 23, 2018

Groschopp doesn’t manufacture standard universal motors because UMs need to be versatile in their construction and performance. Check out a past blog post to learn more about our universal motor types. Their ability to run on AC and DC power is demonstrated by the very name, “universal,” implying a broad range of applications they can fit […]

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Standard Insulation Class Ratings for Groschopp’s Motors and Gearmotors

May 5, 2016

Electric motors are categorized by temperature into groups called insulation classes which rate what temperature a motor can safely run at. Temperature ratings are important to understand because a motor running too hot can cause premature motor failure. UL 1446 Temperature Classes Maximum Temperature at Hottest Spot A* 105°C E (European) 120°C B* 130°C F […]

Posted in AC Motors, Blog Overview, Brushless Motors, DC Motors, Temperature, Efficiency & IP, Uncategorized, Universal Motors

One Fractional Horsepower Motor Size Fits All?

September 24, 2013

We all know nothing in life is “one size fits all,” so why do manufacturers insist on providing “one fractional horsepower motor size fits all” solutions? At Groschopp, we understand that the fractional horsepower motor industry isn’t a one size fits all, and we prove it everyday by supplying custom motors to some of the […]

Posted in AC Motors, Blog Overview, Brushless Motors, DC Motors, Gearboxes (Reducers), The Groschopp Advantage, Universal Motors

How To: Reduce Noise Output from a Brushed Motor

December 19, 2011

Noise reduction is often the single toughest challenge faced by design engineers when developing products especially in medical applications. The inherent noise issue with many types of motors is the brushes. Brushes create mechanical and electrical noise due to friction against the commutator, as well as arcing caused by current conducting through the brush and […]

Posted in Blog Overview, DC Motors, How To, Universal Motors

How to use the Motor Search Tool

Narrow your search by selecting motor type, gearbox, voltage, and phase options for your desired motor.

Select a dominant variable: choose one of the three parameters to narrow your search. The selected variable determines which slider bar you will be able to manually move.

Use the slider corresponding to your dominant variable to further narrow your motor selection. The other sliders will automatically move to show available ranges based on the range of your selected variable.

Results will upload as your search criteria changes. If you have any questions regarding your results or how to use the search tool, you can chat with us using the green tab on the left-hand side of your screen.


Note: Groschopp Universal motors are custom built to fit your application so no additional options are available to narrow the search. Selecting the Universal motor type will prompt a message taking you to the Universal product page.

Not sure what you need?

One of our team members would be happy to help. Contact us at 800-829-4135 or by email at sales@groschopp.com. You can also chat with us using the green tab on the left side of your screen.

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Universal Motors

Groschopp Universal motors are custom built to fit your application so no additional options are available to narrow the search. Standard frame sizes and motor features can be found on the Universal page.

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