You asked: Do scrap yards take Motors?

How much are motors worth for scrap?

Current Copper Scrap Prices at Rockaway Recycling

(Last Modified: October 29th, 2021, 10:13 am)
Metal/Material Current Price
500-750 MCM (Bare Bright Inside) $3.00/lb
Copper Transformers $0.18-$0.32/lb
Small Electric Motors $0.30-$0.35/lb

What percentage of a motor is copper?

On average, fractional electric motors are 9-10 percent copper by weight. AC motors average 7-9 percent copper; DC motors have 15-18 percent copper content.

Are motors recyclable?

Also, the electric motor is 100% recyclable since a majority of its components are metallic. Furthermore, most industries use electric motors to produce the majority of today’s devices. Therefore, when they are damaged and do not undergo recycling they could cause landfill.

What metal is in an electric motor?

Powder metal components for motors generally consist of iron, nickel, and cobalt. Iron is the cheapest of the three, so many designers turn there first. Cobalt is rarely used on its own, but is sometimes added to iron.

How much copper is in a 5hp motor?

winding copper weight and gross weight induction motor, submersible motor

Sr. KW Copper winding weight(kg)
3 11 9
4 15 12
5 22 18
6 30 24

What grade of copper is in a motor?

The main grade of copper used for electrical applications such as building wire, motor windings, cables and busbars is electrolytic tough pitch copper CW004A (was C101) which is at least 99.90% pure and has an electrical conductivity of at least 101% IACS minimum.

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How many pounds of copper are in a electric motor?

An average electric motor that you will come across while scrapping will weigh about 10-20 pounds including the housing and all the copper and steel inside of it.

Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.34/lb Updated 10/31/2021
Steel National Average $194.00/ton Updated 10/31/2021