A traction motor is a type of electric motor used for providing propulsion to a vehicle, such as an electric locomotive or electric roadway vehicle. It is usually used in conjunction with a gearbox to provide a mechanical advantage. Traction motors are typically designed to be robust and reliable, and are often used in applications where the motor must be able to withstand harsh environmental conditions.
Traction motors are used in a variety of applications, including electric vehicles, locomotives, and industrial machinery. They are also used in some hybrid and electric aircraft. Traction motors are typically designed to be highly efficient, and are often used in applications where the motor must be able to provide a high level of torque.
The traction motor market is highly competitive, with a number of manufacturers offering a wide range of products. Companies in the market include ABB, Siemens, GE, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi Electric. Show Less Read more