Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls.
The NMC product line features a full line of high efficiency motors, large and small, which serve Industrial, residential and commercial markets in applications ranging from water treatment, mining, oil and gas and power generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop cooling towers and commercial refrigeration. It also makes motors, controls and switches for automotive and commercial markets.
Brands include U.S. MOTORS®, SR DRIVES®, HURST®, RESCUE®, ECOTECH EZ™.
History of Innovation
In 1890, the motor business that is now Nidec Motor Corporation was established using patented technology to manufacture electric motors. In just two years, the company became the first to sell electric fans in the United States, and quickly expanded its product lines to include a broad range of motors and motor-driven equipment. In the years that followed, the company leveraged this technology foundation and spirit of innovation to become one of the largest producers of electric motors in the world.
Today, variable speed operation and improved energy efficiency are key drivers in our markets. Nidec is a leader in high efficiency motor products using advanced technologies in Brushless DC, Controlled Induction, and Switched Reluctance designs. Switched Reluctance motors, in particular, are receiving increasing attention because they offer similar performance to BLDC motors without using costly rare-earth magnets. In addition, their robust construction and efficiency over a wide speed range make them well-suited to a variety of applications including hybrid and electric vehicles.
From the start, Nidec Motor Corporation has nurtured an innovative spirit. Our products are engineered in collaboration with customers to provide robust solutions for difficult application environments. We are a company of many firsts, holding nearly 1,000 patents in Motor & Drive technology worldwide. Throughout our website, you can learn more about how innovation enables us to develop new products that not only solve difficult application issues, but also help improve efficiency and profitability for our customers.
MotorPro ECM Troubleshooting Guide
8/22/2018 | Group Article
This article is a ECM troubleshooting guide to help customers fix various types of issues by themselves. Solutions for various possible problems are well presented with detailed explanations and pictures.
General Information for Integral Horsepower (IHP) Motors on VFDs
8/22/2018 | Group Article
A VFD is a type of controller used to vary the speed of an electric motor. The VFD takes a fixed AC voltage and frequency and allows it to be adjusted in order to get different speeds from the motor. Motor speed can be varied by changing the frequency of the input power waveform. The equation below shows how the frequency affects the speed of a three phase induction motor. This article explains operating priniciples of VFDs and the compatibility between various motors and VFDs.