Shinano Kenshi History

Shinano
Kenshi
History
02

Beginning

Before
Producing motors
from the ground up

The first step towards motor production began with 13 youths living at a training camp. Starting in August of 1962, for the next three months they stayed there, learning the basics of motor assembly from the Tokyo Electro Acoustic Company (Currently TEAC). The first completed product was the EM-307A motor. It was a 4-pole hysteresis-synchronous motor for a high-end reel to reel tape recorder.

If TEAC is the “parent” who gave birth to it, then SONY is the“parent” who raised it. From the following year, we exclusively undertook motor production for SONY, which was renowned for audio equipment, and gradually began preparing an “integrated production system” from press/die casting to assembly. Predicting changes in the industrial structure, Shinano Kenshi changed direction, shifting from silk spinning to the motor business. Its first motor-related business is production of motors for audio equipment, which require a certain level of quietness. This is also the reasons why “silence” is one of the major features still today.

EM-307A, the first motor produced for high-end reel to reel tape recorder

Shinano
Kenshi
History
02

Beginning

Future
Kindness through control

The value of this motor/actuator lies in its precise movements and its light, highly efficient, space-saving, compact and durable design. But we can consider other features according to customer requests. Additionally, robots and devices that support people’s movement will be a crucial for the future. An example of this would be a robot hand that can pick up soft foods or fragile items with a delicacy similar to human hands. We are attempting to create values of kindness through motor control.

A robot hand that can delicately grasp objects