With annual sales exceeding $11 Billion, the NIDEC Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of brushless DC motors. NIDEC has operations in 40 countries through 230 group companies. Founded in 1973 by current Chairman of the Board and CEO, Shigenobu Nagamori, the NIDEC Corporation has built out a portfolio of motor technologies that span all industries and impact us in our everyday lives. NIDEC is making significant contributions to energy savings by developing and manufacturing highly efficient motor and drive technologies—technologies that keep the world moving forward.

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The NIDEC Story

Nidec Drive Technology Corporation

Nidec Drive Technology Corporation has established itself as the leading supplier of precision gearing solutions to the industrial automation marketplace. Since 1952, when we introduced the world’s first mechanical variable speed drive, Nidec DTC has expanded into a diverse manufacturer of high precision power transmission systems for highly dynamic motion control applications.

Today, Nidec DTC is shipping over 60,000 gearheads per month out of our manufacturing plants in Kyoto and Shanghai. Our diverse product portfolio, state-of-the-art machines, technical capabilities and manufacturing scale allow our customers to compete and expand their business globally. Our aim is to continue to innovate and provide the highest quality products for our global customer base.

Nidec DTC invests heavily in developing higher precision drive technologies and positioning devices to meet the evolving needs of our global customer base. We excel across a number of industry sectors including Machine Tools, Food & Beverage, Robotics, Aerospace, Assembly & Test, Medical/Pharma, Material Handling and Printing. We strive to offer the widest variety of product in the marketplace to drive every axis of our customers’ machines. Through our manufacturing expertise, we enable our customers to bring cost effective, reliable designs to market.

Drive Solutions:

  • Inline & Right Angle Planetary Gearboxes
  • Servo Worm Gearboxes
  • Cycloidal Gearboxes
  • Strain Wave Gears
  • Rotary Index Tables
  • Traction Drives
  • Custom Gearmotor Assemblies

North American Assembly Operations

gear_assemblyNidec Drive Technology Corporation services the North American market through our Headquarters and 50,000 sq. ft. assembly facility in Glendale Heights, Illinois. This facility houses our sales, design and application engineering and customer support teams. We assemble over 75% of our products in North America, most of which can ship within 1 week. Motor adapters are readily available for easy mounting to any servomotor manufacturer’s models. With over $3MM in inventory, next day delivery is available for several common models and for emergency replacements for equipment in the field.

We are highly flexible and can fulfill custom requirements such as special output shafts dimensions, coatings, lubrication, materials of construction and integrated product assemblies. Our products are 100% exit-tested to ensure all performance specifications are met, giving our customers security and peace of mind. Each gearbox is inspected for noise, backlash, vibration, no load running torque, concentricity and input shaft slipping using the latest equipment and methods. Our 5 Year Standard Warranty is our way of demonstrating Nidec DTC’s commitment to quality and durability over the long term.