Electric machine is a general term for machines using electromagnetic forces, such as electric motors, electric generators, and others.
There are mainly three types of electrical machines.
- Electric Motor
A generator converts mechanical energy into electric power.
Electic motors use electrical energy to produce mechanical power.
Transformer transfers electric power from one circuit to another.
A direct-current (DC) generator is a rotating machine that supplies an electrical output with unidirectional voltage and current.
An alternator is an electrical generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current.
A DC motor is any of a class of rotary electrical motors that converts direct current electrical energy into mechanical energy.
Induction Motors are the most commonly used AC motors in most of the applications. These are also called as Asynchronous Motors.
A transformer is a passive electrical device that transfers electrical energy from one electrical circuit to another, or multiple circuits.