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Are Brushless DC Motors Right For You?

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Over the past 50 years, Dart Controls has always been about innovation. Staying ahead of the technology curve gives our customers an extra edge over their competition.

One product we embraced early on is the brushless DC motor.  Introduced in the 1960s, the brushless DC motor brought with it a number of benefits. Unlike AC induction motors and DC motors that rely on brushes to handle changes in polarity, the brushless DC motor:

  • Removes all brush sparking and lowers electrical noise
  • Requires less maintenance
  • Allows for a higher level of efficiency
  • Because of its Compact size, quicker response and higher operating speeds, it is perfect for modern computer equipment

Despite all of the obvious positives, brushless DC motors have not always been popular as you might expect. The main reason is that they cost 2 to 3 times the alternatives.

Because of their more complex control system, initial costs put them out of the reach of many industries. However, the past few years has seen a drastic reduction in the overall costs of brushless DC motors. This combined with a much longer lifespan, now makes the brushless DC motor the choice of a wide variety of industries including:

  • Computers and printers
  • Solar power and electrical vehicles
  • Remote pumping
  • Medical equipment

With this increased affordability, brushless DC motor technology has become a cost-effect and better performing motor. To learn more about their benefits and applications, contact one of Dart Controls DC drive experts today!

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