Sharma, S., Garg, S., Kumar, V., and Gupte, S., "Identification Nomenclature for Electric Motors and Generators," SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-0247, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-0247.
There are variety of motors and generators/alternators being manufactured internationally, for variety of applications. It is a difficult task for the user to identify and select the type of motor /generator/alternator for a specific use, by the designer and ultimately the user is totally unaware of what is bought and why. There is a need to designate the motors and generators. So that by interpretation of the identification nomenclature of the motor or generator, its type can be judged. Whether it is a series motor, an induction motor etc, in case of motors. This will eventually make it easy for the manufacturer, the buyer and the consumer to identify the motor or generator type. So a universally accepted and followed identification nomenclature is required to be developed which will henceforth make dealing in motors and generators simpler for all. It will prove to be useful during troubleshooting. During the time of failure or any abnormality in the machinery, the person using it need not carry the machine as a whole to the supplier for enquiring its type and then asking him to replace it, instead just by knowing the nomenclature the concerned person can simply ask the supplier or dealer to provide him with that machine. By setting the universal identification nomenclature, the standards of specifications of motors or generators and all the components used therein, can be formulated, so that all the manufacturers are brought on the same platform to meet the set standards, which eventually will result in ease of selection of motors or generators by designers and end users for optimum output. This will build a smooth functional channel between the manufacturers, the suppliers or the dealers, the buyers and the consumers. The authors have attempted to develop and suggest such identification methodology.