Electric Commutated Motor Overview 
 
  For Electric Customers
 
Electrically commutated motors (ECM) have been used in the commercial and residential industry for years. This type of electric motor has several distinct advantages over brushed direct current (DC) motors because ECM does not make use of mechanical commutation. This eliminates the same type of mechanical wear and tear that can damage brushed DC motors.

The design of ECM presents interesting advantages over brushed DC motors. ECM offers more torque per weight, as well as more torque per watt. Since this brushless electric motor has fewer mechanical parts, there is less commutator wear which means a longer service life, reduced mechanical noise, and increased reliability.

Airflow is one of the most important factors in an HVAC system. Proper airflow is required to maintain capacity, efficiency and comfort. This is where the ECM excels. Not only does it maintain constant airflow, but it also uses less energy. Energy savings can be even greater when the continuous fan is utilized.

ECMs are used in a wide variety of applications in today’s industries. They are in common devices such as hard drives and DVD players. Generally any electronic equipment containing a small cooling fan makes use of these motors. Direct drive turntables and cordless power tools also use ECM..
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