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Fraction horsepower motors (FHP)


Compact custom electric motors

Elnor offers compact custom electric motors with outputs below one horsepower (approx. 750W). Custom motor development by Elnor  - covering integration and certifications - resolves your system or machine challenges. Most Elnor fractional horsepower (FHP) motors are single-phase motors that are used in a variety of industrial applications.

Elnor motors are used globally by OEMs with an export focus. Customers value Elnor for a number of reasons, including certification support, fast and flexible delivery, and reliable operation with multiple mains across intercontinental markets.

The experience of Elnor with single-phase motors covers an entire century. The custom motor designs allow for better alignment with specific application requirements. Overall, your equipment becomes more compact and reliable, and lighter in weight. The total cost of ownership decreases through higher motor efficiency, reduced assembly time, and lower overall cost.


Deliver the required performance

The motor’s internal windings and electric circuitry are custom designed to deliver your specific performance characteristics including low noise and vibration. Elnor has its own winding operations in-house, allowing flexibility and short lead times.

Increased starting torque can be achieved through a specific windings design, start-and-run electrolytic capacitors and a proprietary centrifugal internal switch. The Elnor-proprietary switch design offers extreme durability by surviving at least 5 times more start/stop sequences, compared to commercially available systems.

Custom explosion-proof FHP motors

Apart from custom motor design, Elnor has extensive experience in developing Exd motors. Elnor has Atex and IECEX approvals available for its complete motor range.


The certified Elnor motor and the Elnor collaboration simplify the certification process of your equipment, reducing time to market. This enables you to rapidly and confidently commercialize products internationally.



Power, voltage and frequency ranges

  • 50W up to 2,2kW

  • 100-120V, 200-240V, ... 50Hz and 60Hz

Capacitors configurations on single-phase motors

  • Permanent run capacitor

  • Start capacitor, with proprietary centrifugal switch

  • Start capacitor and permanent run capacitor, with proprietary centrifugal switch

General characteristics

  • UL-registered insulation system

  • Ambient temperature range -40°C up to +70°C

The motors of ELNOR are available with approvals to ATEX, IECEx, Inmetro and UL standards


Contact Elnor for additional information or a price quotation.

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