The AC Induction Electric motor (ACIM), sometimes called a squirrel cage motor, is one of the most popular motors found in consumer and industrial applications. Induction machines are by considerably the biggest group of all commercial electrical machines, converting approximately 70-80% of all electricity into mechanical form. The have a very robust rotor construction, which makes them ideal for high-speed applications. With correct design, they have good overloading and field weakening characteristics.

The ACIM is comprised of a straightforward cage-like rotor and a stator containing three windings

The changing field made by the AC line Ac Induction Motora china current in the stator induces a current in the rotor which interacts with the field and causes the rotor to rotate

The rotor doesn’t have any moving contacts, which eliminates sparking