NIDEC SANKYO
Nidec Motors
Minarik Drives
Linemaster Switch Corp.
Groschopp
Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG
Dart Controls, Inc.
AutomationDirect Inc.
AFP Transformers Corp.

10 Motor Speed Control Manufacturers in 2024

This section provides an overview for motor speed controls as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 motor speed control manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked motor speed control companies as of March, 2024: 1.Groschopp, 2.Linemaster Switch Corp..

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List of 10 Motor Speed Control Manufacturers

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    • Groschopp
      • United States of America Address: 420 15th St. NE, Sioux Center, Iowa, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Groschopp, established in 1927, and based in Iowa, USA, is a manufacturer and supplier of electric and gear motor parts or systems. The product portfolio includes motor tools, DC & AC motors, BLDC motors, universal motors, gearbox reducers, and motor speed controls. The company also offers modified and customized solutions with motor experts and different motor components. All the company products are ISO-certified. The products are mainly used in machinery and the electric industry.

    • Minarik Drives
      • United States of America Address: 14300 De La Tour Drive, South Beloit, Illinois, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Minarik Drives, established in 1963, is based in South Beloit, Illinois, as a manufacturer of power equipment. It manufactures motor speed controllers, EC motors, brushless motor controllers, servo motors, and stepper motor controllers. Its products are utilized in the industrial, commercial, mobile equipment, medical, and home automation sectors. Its manufactured products adhere to standards set by the Canadian Standards Association. The company is part of Global Point Technology Group and has obtained several certifications, such as UL508A, CE, UL Listed, and UL Recognized certifications.

    • AFP Transformers Corp.
      • United States of America Address: 970 New Durham Road, Edison, New Jersey, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      AFP Transformers Corporation was founded in 1992 as a conglomerate of 3 other veteran companies and is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey. The company is a manufacturer of components used by mining, wastewater, semiconductors, public utilities, and other industries. The company’s products include specialty magnets, power quality products, and the company’s namesake, transformers. The company’s transformer lineup covers standard heating and furnace transformers to types of epoxy-cast transformers with both primary and secondary coils cast in a mold under a vacuum, embedding them in epoxy material to protect them from contaminates and damage during power surges.

    • Dart Controls, Inc.
      • United States of America Address: 5000 W. 106th Street, Zionsville, Indiana, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Dart Controls was founded in 1963 and is now headquartered in Zionsville, Indiana. The company is a designer and manufacturer of drives, controls, and accessories for electric motors to customers across North America and certain overseas countries. The company implements lean manufacturing with tools and concepts such as Kanban, Kaizen, just-in-time, and Poka-Yoke to improve reliability and reduce costs for customers. The company’s product offerings include digital potentiometers, low-voltage DC, encoders, and multiple types of drives. The company offers packaged total solutions of sensors and drives.

    • Nidec Motors
      • United States of America Address: 8050 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

      Company Overview

      Nidec Corporation traces its roots all the way back to 1908. The company has established itself as an international conglomerate that handles virtually everything that spins and moves. Through its over 300 subsidiaries across the globe, the company manufactures motors that run the spectrum from tiny precision motors in cell phones to motors powering heavy commercial and industrial equipment. The company and its subsidiary's power devices and machines are used in many industrial and personal sectors including agriculture, exercise equipment, HVAC, and refrigeration. Products and services include many varieties of motors, drives, and generators.

    • NIDEC SANKYO
      • Japan Address: 338 Kuzetonoshiro-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Nidec Corporation was founded in Kyoto, Japan in 1973 and is a conglomerate with over 200 subsidiaries. Primary products are hard-disk drive motors and automotive parts, and specializes motors ranging from miniature to gigantic. Nidec’s products are used in robotics, automotive, home appliances, agriculturel equipments well as molding, cutting, and machining equipment and sensors.

    • Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG
      • Germany Address: Faulhaberstraße 1, Schönaich, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

      Manufacturer Overview

      FAULHABER, a manufacturer of high-precision miniature and micro drive systems, was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Schönaich, in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Its main activity is the design, development, and manufacturing of precision miniature and micro-drive systems. The company offers a wide range of products, including DC motors, stepper motors, linear motors, and gearheads. FAULHABER's products are used by a wide range of customers, including medical device manufacturers, robotics companies, and automation systems integrators.

    • Company Overview

      Electric Motor Center, Inc. is a distributor of electric drives and motors established in 1978 and based in Arkansas, USA. The company primarily stocks products from global manufacturers such as WEG, Baldor, and Worldwide Electric. These products include AC motors and controls, DC motors and controls, and gear products for utilizing AC or DC power. It also offers motion controls and servos for controlling the position, velocity, or torque of motors. The company mainly markets to its clients in the power generation, public utilities, and metalworking sectors.

    • Linemaster Switch Corp.

      Company Overview

      Linemaster Switch Corp. is a US-based company that specializes in designing and manufacturing foot switches and other electronic controls for use in various industries, including healthcare, industrial automation, and automotive. Established in 1952 and has since gained a renown for producing premium, durable, and dependable products. The company received several awards for its products, including the American Business Awards (Stevie Awards) for "Best New Product in Health and Pharmaceuticals", as well as recognition for its environmentally friendly manufacturing practices.

    • AutomationDirect Inc.

      Distributor Overview

      AutomationDirect.com was founded in 1994 to provide solutions for the industrial automation market and has been growing its list of offerings ever since. AutomationDirects’ extensive catalog includes individual components such as cables, various controls, I/O devices, relays, gauges, fittings, and sensors to complete systems. Many parts and devices, especially PLC units are customizable. AutomationDirect.com also provides support via video instructions, online manuals, a learning library, an active community forum to further assist customers.

Motor Speed Control Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the motor speed control page as of March 2024. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. NIDEC SANKYO: 114,371
  2. Groschopp: 200

Newly Established Company

  1. Electric Motor Center, Inc.: 1979 (45 years ago)
  2. NIDEC SANKYO: 1973 (51 years ago)
  3. Linemaster Switch Corp.: 1952 (72 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG: 1947 (77 years ago)
  2. Linemaster Switch Corp.: 1952 (72 years ago)
  3. NIDEC SANKYO: 1973 (51 years ago)

Motor Speed Control Manufacturers in United States

*Including some distributors, etc.

Global Distribution of Motor Speed Control Manufacturers by Country

*Including some distributors, etc.

Country Number of Companies Share (%)
United States of America United States of America 5 71.4%
Japan Japan 1 14.3%
Germany Germany 1 14.3%

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