The Largest Electric Motor. Who Makes It? And Where Is It Used?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Largest electric motor is a linear motor.

    Made by Bombardier Corp.

    Used in world-wide rapid transit systems such as the one in Tokyo, Japan.

  • 1 decade ago

    The largest electric motors that I know of are on submarines and the largest one I am sure of is 5,000KW. I suspect that there are larger ones out there also.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I can easily believe that the largest are on submarines. But the motors which drive the pumps lifting oil out of some deep wells (ESPs for short) must come a close second, going up to 3,000 horsepower (that's about 2300 kW).

    • Bob5 years agoReport

      We have 13,000 HP verticals in stock, I would imagine it is much bigger.

  • 5 years ago

    I have read about a 430,000 HP motor being dismantled for scrap. There are pictures of it on the web. It was 58' diameter

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  • 1 decade ago

    Check out:


    They make a few different versions up to 500 Hp.

    I have never seen, or needed, anything large.

    In terms of were it's used I use them on a large cut-off saw used in foundry's. I'm sure there are many other places they can be used but since I make saws that's all I can tell you.

  • Kainoa
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Maybe on an electric train,.

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