New and & Rebuilt Barrett motors for your Forklift
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Arthur Barrett started a company to make manual pallet trucks in 1914. His son, Arthur M (Mac), Barrett Jr, continued the business and made new inventions. He also created a lot of things that helped people handle materials. In 1988, Barrett Industrial Trucks was sold to Nissan Industrial Equipment Corp. This made Nissan one of the top companies in America for making forklifts. It is the first Japanese company to make all five types of moving equipment.
LPW offers high-quality Batter motors new & rebuilt for your forklift, and Barrett is one of the best brands. Below you will find more information about electric motors and what LPW offers to give you the best Barrett motors for your forklift.
Motors are the core of any electric machine and have been around for centuries. Using an electromagnetic force, they convert electrical energy into mechanical movement, which is why they're often used in electric forklifts as well! They come in all shapes and sizes.
Electric motors are often used in forklifts because they are not as noisy and can be powered by a battery or power outlet. With an electric motor, you don't need to use a driveshaft or transmission mechanism, which means that it could manage other parts (like electrical components and hydraulic systems) in addition to the motion of the forklift.
Forklift electric motor components
The main parts of an electric motor are the following:
Rotor: The rotor is the part of an electric motor that rotates when electricity is added, and it converts the electricity into mechanical force. The rotor has conductive materials that are attracted to a magnetic field.
Stator: The stator is a stationary part of the electrical motor. This part is made of magnets arranged together to form a cylinder shape.
Bearing: The purpose of a bearing in an electric motor is to keep the air gap between the stator and rotor. The bearings also support the shaft, so it moves smoothly.
Shaft: It is a rotating part of the motor that transmits mechanical energy to other forklift parts.
The rest of the electric motor parts are shown in figure 2.
How a Forklift electric motor works
The first thing you need to know about these motors is that they all have magnetism as their base - usually, magnets create an electromagnetic field in some form or another. That is why when you put together two magnetic poles, they either attract or push away. On the other hand, the motor current comes from a power supply ( such as industrial batteries) and flows through the coil. Using the magnetism principle, when the electric motor is running, the current that passes through the coil makes the magnetic poles change every time in an opposite pole. It makes the rotor moves in a circle and causes the shaft rotation.
The following video explains with more details about the electric motor operation:
The electric motors can be classified into AC or DC motors. One of the differences between these motor types is their power sources. An AC motor works with an alternating current, while a DC motor needs batteries or a converter.
Varying frequencies control an AC motor. To do this, you need an adjustable drive control. On the other hand, DC motors are controlled by a variation in their armature winding current.
One crucial common problem is when the forklift cannot start. It may be that the electric motor's fuse has blown. Or there is no power going into its control circuit, which will cause an error message on a screen. You can also try opening up some of these other possibilities: bad wiring between components of the motor or batteries, mechanical damage in the internal motor parts, etc.
Another common problem is a short circuit. This problem makes the voltage decay and it causes that there is not a voltage supply to start the motor again. The causes of a short circuit can be poor wire insulation, wiring in bad conditions, and loose connections.
Also, an electric motor overheating can occur on your forklift because the oil seals and the bearings are too tight. The cause can also be an overload (too much load to be handled by forklift). If this happens, it may generate high temperatures because of the electric motor's effort, which could cause total damage to the motor.
Barrett rebuilt electric motors at Lift Parts Warehouse
Downtime is bad for production and efficiency. So, the rebuilt electric motors can be an alternative for people who need to get their electric forklifts back up and running quickly. Also, Rebuilt motors are a way to save money because buying a new electric motor is the most expensive choice. The motors are already rebuilt, so you don't have to spend the money to buy many parts and pay for the rebuilding service.
Our team always gets training, and they use original parts for the Barrett motor. This provides stability and avoids concerns about the quality when building rebuilt electric motors from scratch.
When you're in the market for a new electric motor, Lift Parts Warehouse is one of the companies that offer high-quality rebuilt motors. At LPW, you will find several options with a great range of prices by Barrett rebuilt electric motors. In our stock, we have available A27327, which is the cheapest option, and with the highest price, we have D20815-9, given its high efficiency and quality.
LPW offers different options for rebuilt motors. They have had the expertise for a long time, so contact them for the best options in the rebuilt motors that their quality and prices are the most competitive in this field.
Barrett brand has over 100 years in this field made solutions about lifting things in the industry.
Electric motors are often used in forklifts because they are not as noisy and can be powered by a battery or power outlet.
The main components of the electric motor are rotor, stator, bearing, and shaft.
Bad wiring between components such as Motors/Batteries or mechanical Damage like Bearings could make the forklift not start.
At Lift Parts Warehouse, we offer a wide variety of Barrett motors, and we can help you find yours for your forklift model.