Carbon brushes for DC motors

DC motor carbon brush Mersen

Carbon brushes for DC motor in process equipment

Traction motors, lifting, rolling mills, winders…

Mersen offers a wide range of electrographitic brushes, particularly adapted to DC motors (of which globally renowned EG34D grades). Electrographitic grades are prepared from carbon powders and coke; they are then subjected to high temperature thermal treatments (> 2500 °C) to transform the basic amorphous carbon into artificial graphite.

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DC motors carbon brushes: characteristics

  • Specific designs
  • Selected materials
  • High quality tamping
  • Optimized cable dimensions
  • Good mechanical stability
  • High electrical conductivity
  • Low friction coefficient
  • High transient current density
  • Wide speed range (from 15 to 55m/s)
  • Brush wear indicator systems

DC motors: applications

  • Electric and Diesel Electric Locomotives (traction motors)
  • Subways (traction motors)
  • Streetcars (traction motors)
  • Trolleybuses (traction motors)
  • Oil & gas (drilling, lifting, pump and anchor motors)
  • Mining (draglines, shovels, wheel motors for front loaders and trucks, conveyors)
  • Paper plants (paper machines, winders)
  • Metallurgy (rolling mills, winders, wire drawing machines, extruders, winding machine)
  • Cement plants (furnace motors, ventilators, ground or aerial conveyors)
  • Plastic Industry (extruders)
  • Aerospace (auxiliary motors)
  • Forklifts (lifting motors, traction motors)
  • Elevators (lifting motors)
  • Ports & marine (lifting motors for cranes and gantry cranes, propulsion motors, onboard motors)