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Top 10 Servo Motor Manufacturers & Brands for 2024

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Key takeaways:

1. The article highlights the prominence of Japanese companies in the global servo motor industry, with Yaskawa, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic being industry leaders not only in manufacturing but also in technological innovation and comprehensive solutions that address environmental concerns and efficiency in industrial automation.

2. Yaskawa's dedication to the concept of "Mechatronics" since 1969 and their continuous innovation, exemplified by the launch of new inverter series, underscores their commitment to integrating electrical and mechanical systems to enhance the functionality and speed of customer machinery.

3. Mitsubishi Electric's holistic approach, encapsulated by the "One Mitsubishi Electric" philosophy, demonstrates their commitment to societal development through advanced technology, while their operational strategy in China reflects a responsive and customer-centric business model that values local engagement and quick adaptation to market needs.
Best Servo Motor Manufacturers

I. Top 10 Servo Motor Manufacturers

1. Yaskawa

Country: Japan

Founded:1915

About the company:

Yaskawa is a well-known manufacturer of transmission products that was founded in Japan in 1915. The company focuses on research and development, design, production, and sales of motor products with drive control, motion control, robot system engineering at its core.

The company’s main products include motor frequency converter industrial robots and other motor products. Since its establishment, Yaskawa Electric Machinery Co., Ltd. has been committed to the rapid development of the global industry and the realization of human dreams.

Yaskawa Electric Co., Ltd. centers on the four major undertakings of drive control, motion control, robot, and system engineering to make contributions to the development of industry and society. Through leading quality and technology, the company provides the world with inverter-driven products that contribute to environmental protection, support a comfortable life, and improve the efficiency and productivity of industrial machinery.

Since Yaskawa Electric proposed the term “Mechatronics” in 1969, the company has been committed to combining electrical products and machinery. Since the launch of the transistor inverter (VS-616T) in 1974, the company has focused on meeting customer needs and providing innovative products without compromising on quality.

In 2017, the company launched a new series of inverters, including the high-performance multi-function inverter GA7O0 and the multi-function inverter CH700. These new inverters inherit the high quality that Yaskawa is proud of and provide suitable solutions to customers’ problems with the concept of versatility, ease of use, and reliability.

The AC servo “Σ series” integrates YASKAWA’s electromechanical integration and covers AC servo motors, direct drive motors, linear motors, and actuators suitable for customers’ machinery. This product line is committed to contributing to the high-speed and high functionality of customers’ machinery.

Yaskawa Robot “YASKAWA” is active in various industries around the world, such as auto parts, machines, motors, metals, and logistics. The company believes that robots useful for human beings can expand the possibilities of the future. To replace complex work such as difficult assembly, Yaskawa has developed the Motoman new century double-arm robots and put them on the market worldwide.

With the concept of “providing solutions,” Yaskawa’s multi-functional robot focuses on customer communication and dialogue to provide appropriate solutions for a wider range of needs and a variety of problems. The company also implements full-line support for the FA.CM system.

As an enterprise providing overall solutions, Yaskawa Electric Machinery (China) Co., Ltd. has been committed to contributing to China’s industrial advancement since its establishment. The company continuously provides world-renowned products and technologies to the Chinese market.

As a pilot enterprise of motor control, Yaskawa Motor has reliable motion control technology to meet the needs of the world. In the future, the company will continue to take “serving human needs and protecting the Earth’s environment” as its mission and work together with everyone.

2. Mitsubishi

Country: Japan

Founded:1921

Industrial automation

AC asynchronous motor, gear reducer, programmable controller (Q-PLC, FX-PLC, L-PLC), human-machine interface (HMI), frequency converter, tension control system, power distribution control products, motion controller and servo control system, numerical control system, laser processing machine, electric discharge processing machine, industrial robot, industrial sewing machine, Mitsubishi energy-saving data collection server, comprehensive category.

Power equipment

Transformers, transformer cooling equipment, switches, protection and control devices, power generation equipment, armored metal switchgear for power, intelligent substation solutions, others.

Electromechanical products for rail transit vehicles

Mechanical and electrical products for rail transit vehicles.

Society · Public System

Water treatment system, emergency power supply system, others.

Elevator/Escalator

Air conditioning cooling and heating system

Domestic air conditioners, domestic central air conditioners, multi connected/commercial air conditioners (CITYMULTI, Power Multi, Mm. SLIM, etc.), multi connected/commercial air conditioners (chillers), multi connected/commercial air conditioners (variable frequency refrigerators Cool Multi), total heat exchanger ventilation equipment Lossnay, small compressors.

Imaging equipment

DLP rear projection display wall, multimedia data projector, Diamond Vision LED display system, large size public LCD, desktop display, thermal sublimation printer.

Print/image sensing

Thermal print head/contact image sensor.

Semiconductor Device

Power device, microwave RF optical device/optical module.

Other products

Environmental information system, solar power generation system, regenerative braking, air jet dryer, comprehensive document management system ManedgeLeader, visual energy saving, other products.

About the company:

Mitsubishi was founded in Japan in 1921 with a focus on research and development in advanced technologies. It has expertise in high-tech fields such as compressor automation frequency conversion control/power equipment and mainly provides electromechanical products in areas including power equipment, communication equipment, industrial automation, electronic components, and household appliances.

The Mitsubishi Electric Group provides a wide range of high-quality products and services from semiconductors to large systems for families, offices, factories, and social infrastructure.

The business philosophy of “One Mitsubishi Electric” aims to contribute to China’s better future and create a better society. By promoting the “One Mitsubishi Electric” activity, the comprehensive strength of the Mitsubishi Electric Group in China will be improved.

Mitsubishi Electric will continue to value the voice of its customers and contribute to the development of Chinese society through advanced technology and products in various fields, growing together with the community.

Established in October 1997, Mitsubishi Electric (China) Co., Ltd. (MEC) serves as the Chinese head office of Mitsubishi Electric Co., Ltd. MEC is responsible for planning and filing China’s strategy, enterprise risk management, accounting and finance, human resources, public relations, legal affairs, information security, intellectual property, environmental protection, T, production technology, research and development, and other enterprise service support, as well as promoting comprehensive cooperation among group companies in China.

When implementing business plans, the company prioritizes paying attention to the front-line situation and taking quick action. MEC also emphasizes investigating and understanding the front-line situation, making quick judgments, and taking corresponding measures.

3. Panasonic

Country: Japan

Founded:1918

About the company:

Panasonic was founded in 1918 and is a comprehensive electronic technology enterprise group that specializes in the production and sales of various electrical products. Its industries include household appliances, digital audio-visual electronics, office products, aviation, and many other fields.

Panasonic entered mainland China in 1978 and, after 40 years of development, its business activities have expanded to involve research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, logistics, and other aspects. As a global electronics manufacturer, Panasonic Group engages in the production, sales, and other business activities of various electrical products.

Panasonic Electric Appliances (China) Co., Ltd. was established in 1994 and became a sole proprietorship in 2002. It is primarily responsible for the sales and after-sales service activities of household appliances, systems, environment, components, and other commodities.

As an investment company in China, Matsushita Electric (China) Co., Ltd. is responsible for carrying out comprehensive and supporting activities such as talent training, finance, legal affairs, environmental protection, intellectual property rights, and quality management.

In January 2012, Panasonic Electric (China) Co., Ltd. absorbed and merged Panasonic Electric (China) Co., Ltd., further expanding its business scope.

In April 2019, Panasonic Group established a regional business company – China Northeast Asia Company, which combines business and regional functions. Headquartered in Beijing, this is the first time that Panasonic Group has established a business company outside Japan.

From the perspective of local demand in China, CNOOC Northeast Asia will contribute to the field of “living space,” integrating traditional home appliances and residential equipment, as well as the field of “fresh food supply chain” with the core of the cold chain.

4. Siemens

Country: Germany

Founded:1847

About the company:

Siemens AG, founded in 1847, is a technology company headquartered in Berlin and Munich, focusing on industry, infrastructure, transportation, and medical care. It provides innovative solutions in power generation, transmission and distribution, infrastructure, industrial automation, drive and software, based on electrification, automation, and digitalization.

Siemens aims to make technological progress and create value for its customers, by delivering more energy-efficient and eco-friendly factories, flexible supply chains, intelligent buildings and power grids, clean transportation, and advanced medical systems. By integrating the real world with the digital world, Siemens empowers customers to drive industrial and market changes, helping billions of people create together each day.

Siemens holds a majority stake in Siemens Healthcare, an important global medical technology supplier shaping the future of the medical industry. Additionally, it holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, an essential enterprise in the field of global power transmission and generation.

Siemens has a long-standing history in China, tracing back to 1872 when it delivered a pointer telegraph, a steam generator, and a tram. In 1985, Siemens signed a memorandum of comprehensive cooperation with the Chinese government. The company has been providing comprehensive support to China’s development with innovative technologies, excellent solutions, and products.

Siemens’ 50 years of unswerving spirit of cooperation and innovation, along with its hundred years of perseverance rooted in China, have made it an indispensable part of China’s society and economy. The company will continue to deeply integrate into China’s new development pattern, face the future, and make new contributions to China’s sustainable economic and social development.

With the values of “taking responsibility bravely, pursuing excellence, and striving for innovation” and the strategic focus of “achieving customers, making science and technology promising, empowering people, and growing thinking”, Siemens is committed to creating every day with science and technology and becoming an influential science and technology company in China.

5. Rexroth

Country: Germany

Founded: 2001

About the company:

Bosch Rexroth is a leading global supplier of transmission and control technology, resulting from the merger of Bosch Automation Technology Department and Rexroth in 2001. Since entering the domestic market in 1978, the company has focused on providing intelligent motion solutions for various machinery and system equipment.

As a renowned transmission and control technology supplier, Bosch Rexroth is dedicated to delivering efficient, powerful, and safe intelligent motion solutions for machinery and system equipment. The company has extensive project experience in walking machinery applications, machinery applications and engineering, and factory automation. With its intelligent components, customized solutions, and services, it creates an ideal application environment for the realization of the interconnected industry.

Bosch Rexroth provides customers with various interfaces of hydraulic and electronic transmission and control, gear, linear transmission and assembly technology, software, and the Internet of Things. Moreover, the company has established production bases in Beijing, Wujin, and Xi’an since its inception in the Chinese market.

6. Inovance

Inovance

Country: China

Founded:2003

Products:

  1. The company offers industrial automation products that serve the field of intelligent equipment. These include various frequency converters, servo systems, control systems, industrial vision systems, sensors, high-performance motors, high-precision lead screws, and other core components. The company also provides optoelectromechanical integration solutions.
  2. The company offers core components, complete machines, and solutions that serve the industrial robot field. These include robot-specific control systems, servo systems, vision systems, high-precision lead screws, SCARA robots, six-joint robots, and more.
  3. The company provides powertrain products that serve the field of new energy vehicles. These include various motor controllers, auxiliary power systems, high-performance motors, DCDC power supplies, and powertrain systems.
  4. The company offers traction and control systems that serve the rail transit field. These include traction converters, auxiliary converters, high-voltage boxes, traction motors, TCMS, and more.
  5. The company provides industrial internet solutions that serve the post-equipment service market. These include industrial cloud, application development platforms, intelligent hardware, information management platforms, and more.

The company’s products find widespread application in new energy vehicles, elevators, air compressors, industrial robot manipulators, 3C manufacturing, lithium batteries, lifting equipment, machine tools, metal products, wires and cables, plastics, printing and packaging, textile chemical fibers, building materials, metallurgy, coal mines, municipal services, rail transit, and other industries.

About the company:

Since its establishment, Shenzhen Huichuanchuan Technology Co., Ltd. has always focused on core technologies such as motor drive and control, power electronics, and industrial network communication. The company has adhered to technical and industry marketing and provided customized solutions of “industrial control+process” for subdivided industries, enabling the common growth of enterprise and customer values.

After 16 years of development, the company has transformed from a single inverter supplier to a supplier of opto-electromechanical integrated products and solutions.

The company specializes in the R&D, production, and sales of industrial automation and new energy-related products. It has mastered core technologies such as high-performance vector frequency conversion, vector frequency converters, servo systems, programmable logic controllers, encoders, permanent magnet synchronous motors, and other products. Additionally, it has developed application technologies for new energy vehicles, elevators, lifting, injection molding machines, textiles, metal products, printing and packaging, air compressors, and other industries.

As of December 31, 2018, the company had obtained 1,120 patents and software copyrights (excluding those under application), including 260 invention patents, 570 utility model patents, 146 appearance patents, and 144 software copyrights.

In 2018, the company added 31 invention patents, 157 utility model patents, 42 appearance patents, and 15 software copyrights.

Huichuan Chuan Technology has over 10 subsidiaries located in Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Ningbo, Changchun, Hong Kong, and other regions.

As of December 31, 2018, the company had 7,769 employees, with 2,006 personnel specializing in research and development, accounting for 25.82% of the total employees.

To continuously improve production capacity and promote sustainable development, the construction of Suzhou Huichuan Phase II Project began on July 4, 2013.

The Suzhou Huichuan Phase II plant has a total investment of 600 million yuan, covering an area of 200 mu and a total building area of 300,000 square meters.

The Phase II plant construction includes a production workshop, research and development building, customer reception center, and other projects.

The production workshop has been formally operational for two years since the beginning of construction, and was formally put into operation on September 17, 2015.

The production workshop of Suzhou Huichuan Phase II Plant has met the demand of Huichuan for future development of the site, greatly improved the company’s production capacity, helped promote the company’s sustainable development, and enabled Huichuan to take off for the second time.

7. Lenze

Country: Germany

Founded:1947

About the company:

The Lenze Group has the necessary capabilities to offer services and supply chains worldwide. Despite significant growth, the company remains flexible and provides personalized advice to customers while supporting them in implementation.

This family business combines the benefits of international enterprises with a “sincere affinity” for customers, providing practical added value and contributing to Lenze’s success. Currently, Lenze Group employs over 3000 people worldwide.

For more than 60 years, Lenze’s core competitiveness has been in the drive and automation system, positioning the company as one of the industry’s most innovative enterprises. Moreover, Lenze Group provides customers with a complete product system at all stages of mechanical development.

Lenze established its Beijing office in China in 1997 and entered the market officially. The company is committed to expanding its business continuously in China and establishing a stable market.

In 2007, Lenze Group set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, Lenze (Shanghai) Transmission System Co., Ltd., in Shanghai, China. The company has built a production base and logistics center in the heavy equipment area of Shanghai Lingang New City and has established sales offices in 12 locations throughout the country. This enables Lenze to respond promptly to the needs of the Chinese market and efficiently provide high-quality products, including Lenze standard and customized products, control systems, and drive shafts.

Lenze China has over 60 regional sales and technical engineers with rich industry experience and application knowledge, providing professional support to users. The service department of Lenze China offers a range of services, including product maintenance, improvement, and technical support.

8. Schneider

Country: France

Founded: 1936

About the company:

Schneider Electric SA is a global electrical enterprise headquartered in France that specializes in global energy efficiency management and automation. Founded by the Schneider brothers in 1836, the company’s headquarters are located in Rueil-Malmaison, France.

With more than 160,000 employees in over 100 countries around the world, the Group’s sales volume in fiscal 2016 was 25 billion euros. Schneider Electric is committed to promoting digital transformation and serving the home, building, data center, infrastructure, and industrial markets.

Through the integration of advanced process and energy management technology, Schneider Electric’s interconnected products, controls, software, and services run through the entire business life cycle, achieving integrated enterprise-level management.

The company has a global presence with localization advantages and is committed to promoting an open technology and partner ecosystem, while actively practicing the values of meaning, inclusiveness, and empowerment.

Over its 170-year history, Schneider Electric has faced numerous challenges and made several strategic choices, growing into an industry leader. The company has a rich history, starting with its engagement in the steel, heavy machinery, and shipbuilding industries in the 19th century and moving into electric power and automation management in the 20th century.

Schneider Electric provides overall solutions for the energy and infrastructure, industry, data center and network, buildings, and residential markets in more than 100 countries. The company is at an advanced level in the energy and infrastructure, industrial process control, building automation, and data center and network markets and has a strong market capacity in residential applications.

In FY2012, Schneider Electric’s total revenue reached 24 billion euros, with more than 140,000 employees in over 100 countries. With its successful business development in China, Schneider Electric pays more attention to its development in China and is willing to contribute to China’s opening up and modernization through further business cooperation.

9. Omron

Country: Japan

Founded: 1933

About the company:

Omron Automation (China) Co., Ltd. is a multinational company that leads in industrial automation products and applies advanced technology. As a part of Omron’s global business, it has become a leader in the field of automation.

In China, Omron Automation (China) Co., Ltd. has established R&D and production, technical service, logistics bases, and sales companies in North China, East China, and South China. With over 40 offices across the country, Omron Automation (China) Co., Ltd. provides direct services to customers.

Omron uses its “sensing and control” technology, which is based on years of experience and profound understanding of the production site, to constantly meet customers’ pursuit of product diversification and high quality. Moreover, Omron provides advice on environmental protection and production safety.

10. Delta

Country: China

Founded: 1971

About the company:

Delta was established in 1971 to provide power management and cooling solutions globally. Its roots in China began in the Pearl River Delta region in the south.

In 1992, following the trend, Delta set up the Zhongquan Electronics Factory in Shiyan Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province. The same year, “Zhongda Telecom Co., Ltd.” was invested and founded in Shanghai, responsible for building Delta’s marketing and service network in mainland China.

For over two decades, Delta has deepened its roots in mainland China with operations covering R&D, production, sales, and services.

Currently, Delta has four major production bases located in Dongguan, Guangdong, Wujiang, Jiangsu, Wuhu, Anhui, and Chenzhou, Hunan. Additionally, there are twenty-three R&D centers with more than 3000 R&D engineers, 49 operational outlets, and 73 service outlets employing over 50,000 people.

Delta continues to introduce effective, energy-saving, and reliable products and solutions with innovative technology, continuous strengthening of engineering R&D equipment, and sophisticated testing instruments.

Delta’s subsidiary, Zhongda Diantong, also understands the customer’s operating environment and process needs, proposing complete solutions to create competitive advantages for customers.

To meet customers’ demand for uninterrupted operation, Zhongda Diantong provides customized, multi-dimensional pre-sales, in-sales services, and after-sales support with a well-trained technical service team, complementing its complete branches, technical service, and maintenance outlets.

As Delta’s revenue continues to grow, it practices corporate social responsibility, focusing on environmental protection, energy management, and improving energy efficiency at its operation sites.

Delta actively participates in and sponsors various social public welfare activities such as environmental education, green building promotion, talent cultivation, academic research and development, and others, leveraging the enterprise’s core competence.

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