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    Question What is the difference between a motor and pump??

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    What is the difference between a motor and pump??

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    An electric motor is an electric machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.

    In normal motoring mode, most electric motors operate through the interaction between an electric motor's magnetic field and winding currents to generate force within the motor. In certain applications, such as in the transportation industry with traction motors, electric motors can operate in both motoring and generating or braking modes to also produce electrical energy from mechanical energy.

    Found in applications as diverse as industrial fans, blowers and pumps, machine tools, household appliances, power tools, and disk drives, electric motors can be powered by direct current (DC) sources, such as from batteries, motor vehicles or rectifiers, or by alternating current (AC) sources, such as from the power grid, inverters or generators. Small motors may be found in electric watches. General-purpose motors with highly standardized dimensions and characteristics provide convenient mechanical power for industrial use. The largest of electric motors are used for ship propulsion, pipeline compression and pumped-storage applications with ratings reaching 100 megawatts. Electric motors may be classified by electric power source type, internal construction, application, type of motion output, and so on.

    Devices such as magnetic solenoids and loudspeakers that convert electricity into motion but do not generate usable mechanical power are respectively referred to as actuators and transducers. Electric motors are used to produce linear force or torque (rotary).

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    A pump is a device that moves fluids (liquids or gases), or sometimes slurries, by mechanical action. Pumps can be classified into three major groups according to the method they use to move the fluid: direct lift, displacement, and gravity pumps.

    Pumps operate by some mechanism (typically reciprocating or rotary), and consume energy to perform mechanical work by moving the fluid. Pumps operate via many energy sources, including manual operation, electricity, engines, or wind power, come in many sizes, from microscopic for use in medical applications to large industrial pumps.

    Mechanical pumps serve in a wide range of applications such as pumping water from wells, aquarium filtering, pond filtering and aeration, in the car industry for water-cooling and fuel injection, in the energy industry for pumping oil and natural gas or for operating cooling towers. In the medical industry, pumps are used for biochemical processes in developing and manufacturing medicine, and as artificial replacements for body parts, in particular the artificial heart.

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    Reduced to its simplest terms, a motor converts electrical or chemical energy to rotational energy and a pump typically converts rotational energy into pumping energy. Timelord

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    Pump and motor are two devices that are widely used in many industries. The motor is a device that is capable of rotating when a voltage is applied. The pump is a device that is used to move fluids.

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    Motor is a electrical device which converts electrical energy into mechanical energy and pump is mechanical device which converts mechanical energy into work to be done.Pump is driven by motor only.

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    1.A pump does not convert one form of energy to a different form of energy, but the Motor converts electrical energy to mechanical energy.
    2.A pump requires a driving mechanism such as a motor or an engine to operate. The motor only requires an energy source.

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    Pump and motor are two devices that are widely used in many industries. The motor is a device that is capable of rotating when a voltage is applied. The pump is a device that is used to move fluids. Both of these devices are very important in fields such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, constructions, robotics, automobile engineering and numerous other fields.

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    Easiest way I can think to explain this is that yes, a motor is powered by electricity which it converts into rotational motion. And a pump is also a motor, but it is a motor with a fan attached to the spindle. Much like an air fan scoops up and pushes air forward, a pump does the same thing but inside a housing, to which you normally attach some sort of pipe. Therefore the fluid you push through is not allowed to disperse as in a fan, and gets forced down the pipe.
    The long and short of it is that a pump has a motor in it.

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