Does anyone know where I can get a directory of companies or distributors in the USA that carry and sell stock motors and/or gearmotors, small non-industrial ones, either AC or DC? (and interested in other drive parts too like gears & pulleys, etc) that would sell them in small quantities to individuals?
Got many different mechanical drive projects, all just for hobby, none of them funded. but currently I'm seeking the AC synchronous really cheap little gearmotors that turn the color wheel filters in those fiber optic christmas trees, like this:the one and only place I've found that sells a wide range of stock parts including motors, gears & pulleys is SDP/SI: but they don't seem to sell these AC synchronous gearmotors. These type motors are real commonly used in all kinds of toys and noveltys and are super-easy to find Tiawanese and Chinese manufacturers (just search google), but can't find stock resellers.
Does anyone know any other companies in the USA that sell stock parts like this? I also have a catalog for Small Parts Inc., but the 2001 catalog I have doesn't show them selling any motors at all, only gears, pulleys, & belts.
I've found resellers in the US like "Micro-Mark" that sell one single version of those small AC synchronous gearmotors at $15 each and that's IT. Would like a few more choices than only just One, and wouldn't mind a better price since they're probably $2 each from Taiwan.
Is there such a thing anywhere as a DIRECTORY of companies in the USA that sell very small quantities stock small motors of any type to individuals? or other drive components like gears & pulleys?