Asynchronous Motor (Induction Motor)
This is the most common type of motor used in industry (over 50% of global power consumption is due to induction motors). Invented by Nikola Tesla.
Types of Induction Motor
- 1-Phase Induction Motor
- 3-Phase Induction Motor
Variable Frequency Drive to control
1-Phase (Single-Phase) Induction Motor
The single-phase induction motor is not self-starting.
- Shaded pole induction motor → doesn’t need capacitor, but it has really low torque, but its really weak
3-Phase Induction Motor
These are really powerful, but you need 3 phase power. Only available in the US at industrial sites. You can use special speed controllers, than turn 1 phase into 3 phase power.