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TOSHIBA: Jackshafts Provide Belt Drive Expanded Range of Application

February 25, 2019

TOSHIBA: Jackshafts Provide Belt Drive Expanded Range of Application

Squirrel cage motors by nature tend to have limited capabilities for belt drive applications. Size and manufacturing costs dictate keeping motor speeds high. 95% of 60 Hz motors use motors that operate slightly below either 1800 or 1200 RPM. Below these speeds, motor costs and physical size go up fast and motors take up significantly more space. Also, power factor becomes lower as number of motor poles increases.
 
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