About Elinco International - Japanese Products Corp.
Located at the Fairfield Metro a 1.1 mil sq./ft. commercial development and regional commuter rail station on the New York City metro rail line (1 hour from Manhattan).
From Left to Right. Tokyo, Japan 1997
Don Cassalia – President,
John McLaughlin COB (former divisional head of small appliance GE) Shigano Sasaki (President of Japan Servo)
Joe Ferreira (former Sr VP at Nidec and Torin)
A World Leader in Motion Control and Thermal Control Products
Elinco International, Inc - Japanese Products Corp. (JPC)
Electric Indicator Company (ELINCO) was founded in 1926 in Stamford, Connecticut to manufacture instruments and controls for electric utility companies. It entered the specialty fractional horsepower motor business around the beginning of World War II and has been designing and manufacturing high performance precision electric motors in Connecticut ever since. The company moved to Wilton Connecticut in 1962, and then to Norwalk, Connecticut in 1973, and again to Fairfield and Bridgeport Connecticut in 2000, where it currently resides. In 2000 some US motor manufacturing operations were relocated to Asia with light manufacturing and value add consolidated to Fairfield and Bridgeport.
In 1991 Elinco acquired Japanese Products Corporation. This added a large salesforce for distribution and high technology products from Nidec-Servo (formerly Japan Servo). Nidec is a $12 bil. manufacturer of Brushless DC motors worldwide.
Japanese Products Corporation was founded by an engineer from Perkin Elmer in 1969, and was initiated to sell the motors and fans of Japan Servo Company (now Nidec Servo ) throughout North America. The company grew rapidly in the 1970’s and 1980’s in diverse markets including Hard Disk Drives , supplying the drive’s motor. JPC continues to expand in the 1990's and 2000's in multiple industries including Medical Devices, Lighting, Automotive, Telecommunications, and many others. JPC's sister company Elinco International, Inc. manufactures Brushless DC motors.
Elinco JPC has several executives and managers with extensive experience with motors and air moving products. The company has a strong sales network throughout North America, as well as working relationships throughout Asia and Europe. Elinco JPC’s principle line of business is Brushless DC Motors and Cooling Fans, and Value Add Operations of Encoders, Gears, Gearboxes or Gear Systems, and Standalone Drivers/Controllers or fully integrated motion or cooling systems.
Elinco JPC pioneered the development of the Hysteresis Synchronous motor and was a leader in this technology. In the early 1980’s, ELINCO recognized the inherent advantages of Brushless D.C. motors and developed the Slotless Brushless D.C. motor, which gives unique performance (see Whitepaper Why "SLOTLESS" brushless DC motors?). This has resulted in a strong proprietary and patented position with "slotless" brushless D.C. motor technology. The company has produced over 6000 slotless brushless D.C. motors.
Elinco JPC acquired the General Electric SELSYN (self-synchronous) motor line in 1993. In 1994 ELINCO JPC acquired the Inertial motor product line and relocated the line from Doylestown, Pennsylvania to the Norwalk plant. The Inertial products have extremely low inertia and accelerate to 5000 RPM in less the one millisecond. In 1994 Elinco JPC acquired a part of the Philips Airpax motor line.
Facts and Figures
- 1926 ( JPC division 1969 )
- Legal Form
- Family-owned Stock owned. Majority Sharehold. Tom McLaughlin CEO
- Company Focus
- Japanese Design and Manufacturing Technology of Motors, Air Moving Devices, and Drives.
- Distribution Network
- Worldwide in 12 countries
- Brushless DC Motors, Stepper Motors, Stepper Motor Linear Actuators, Integrated Drivers, Permanent Magnet DC, Performance BLDC Fans and Blowers, Encoders ,Gearboxes, Servo amplifiers, positioning controllers
CIM and MIM components, customized drives.
- Main Markets
- Communication, Industrial Automation, Medical Technology, Office Automation, Security, Home Automation, Automotive.