Understanding the Differences Between BLDC Motors and Brush DC Motors

BLDC motors are rising in popularity and as a result continue to be used more often in a variety of industries, from robotics to aeronautics. What makes them superior to other motors? The infographic below examines some of the key differences between BLDC motors and their main competition – brush DC motors.

BLDC motors come in a variety of configurations, but the most widely used look much like brush-type motors. However, brushless DC motors have a wound stator that surrounds a permanent magnet rotor, an inverse arrangement from that of brush motors. Stator windings are commutated electronically rather than through a conventional commutator and brushes. Because they don’t have commutators, brushless DC motors are more efficient and require less maintenance. Plus, they can operate at higher speeds.

Curious as to which motor type is best for your application? Sinotech invites you to learn more!

BLDC Motor Components Infographic

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