Eddy Current Drives


Ideal eddy current variable speed drives use constant speed electric motors and a DC magnetic field to reduce speed and generate incredible amounts of torque effectively. Our drives are intended to move high-inertia loads that frequently start and stop more efficiently than variable frequency drives (VFDs) are capable of. This incredible efficiency greatly reduces lifetime costs associated with energy and maintenance, often resulting in cost savings when used in place of VFDs.


Ideal Capabilities

3,500 HP
480 – 15,000
50 / 60 Hz
2 – 160+
Special Designs
Hermetic | Low Inrush


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May 28, 1903; The Ideal Electric & Manufacturing Company is created out of the Card Electric Company in a 2,500 square foot converted horse carriage shop. The company built split frame motors for streetcars and elevators. A century of continuous innovation and corporate growth followed and in 2018 IDEAL celebrated 115 years under new, privately held, American ownership.


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