Motors and Drives: Overview of Motor Types

Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes key terminology surrounding motors and differences between general motor types, including: ac induction motors, dc motors, servo systems, and stepper motors.

Overview on different types – General  Terms

  • Velocity based

  • AC Induction  (see video 2)

  • DC (Brush)  [System Overview ] (see video 3)

  • Positional based (see video 4)

    • Stepper  [System Overview ]

    • Servo  [System Overview ]

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