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What is the most common type of industrial electric motor and what are some of the reasons for its great popularity?

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Without a doubt, the standard induction motor which is the workhorse used in most industrial applications. These can be either three-phase or single-phase machines which operate on the same principle of induced currents in the rotor. Some of the reasons for it's popularity: 1. very low maintenance and extremely reliable. This is especially true in the case of the squirrel-cage induction motor, as there are no brushes or slip-rings (dc motors and synchronous motors both require brushes, which wear out). 2. approximately constant speed (dependent on the motor slip) at no-load and full load. 3. relatively inexpensive to manufacture.

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