The motor can be turned on "in reverse" and is called an induction motor, also known as an "asynchronous motor". This means that the rotor of the motor is placed in a rotating magnetic field, and under the effect of the rotating field, rotating torque is obtained, and thus the rotor of the motor rotates. The motor rotor is a rotatable electrical conductor, generally mostly in the form of a squirrel cage. The motor stator is the non-rotating part of the motor with the specific task of creating a rotating magnetic field. The rotating magnetic field is not accomplished by mechanical means. It is simply a cyclic transformation of the magnetic poles by passing alternating current through several pairs of electromagnets so that it is equivalent to a rotating magnetic field. Such motors do not have brushes or collector rings like DC motors, and there are single-phase motors and three-phase motors according to the type of AC power commonly used.