Shinano Kenshi History

Product History

1918

Spun silk

Spun silk yarn is made by running silk cocoons and silk by-products through a number of different processes.

  • Spun silk

1960s

Motors at an earlier stage

Our first motor, EM-307A, was created in 1962 for use in audio equipment.

  • The first production motor
    EM-307A
  • Motor for audio equipment
    EM-152
  • Motor for audio equipment
    HC-634C1

1970s

Business audio equipment

Production of finished products, such as professional audio equipment, began in 1972.

  • Timer controlled message player 910
  • Music on-hold player
    OM-200
  • CD-BGM player
    PB-850

1980s

Various kind of motors

From audio equipment to office equipment, home appliances, and furnishings, precision motors have come to be used for a wide variety of applications.

  • Coreless DC motors
    for video cassette recorder
  • Geared motors
    for copier
  • Brushless DC motors
    for hot water heater
  • Brushless DC motors
    for bar code reader
  • Brushless DC polygon scanner motors
  • Brushless DC motors
    for copier

Printing press

To meet the needs of the card era, a small offset printer was released in 1985.

  • The first “Sun Off-Set” printing press
    220E
  • Off-set card printing press
    ARXEZ 01
  • Off-set card printing press
    CP20000
  • Indirect thermal transfer printer
    MP-300
  • Off-set card printing press
    EP8000
  • Varnish coater SG610

PLEXTOR Optical disc drive

From CDs to DVDs, this high quality drive continued to be the fastest in the world.

  • CD-ROM Drive
    ULTRAPLEX
  • CD-RW Drive
    PX-W4012TSE
  • CD-RW Drive
    PX-W5224TU
  • DVD Drive
    PX-716A

1990s

PLEXTALK
(Digital talking book players and recorders for the print disabled)

A digital talking book player developed in 1996 for the visually impaired.

  • PLEXTALK
    TK-300
  • PLEXTALK
    PTR1
  • PLEXTALK
    PTN1
  • PLEXTALK
    PTR2

2000s

Motors for automotive applications

Since entering the automobile industry in 2002, this motor has been installed in hybrid electric and luxury cars, among others.

  • For hybrid electric vehicle & electric vehicle, luxury car
  • For hybrid electric vehicle & electric vehicle, luxury car
  • For hybrid electric vehicle & electric vehicle, luxury car

PLEXLOGGER
(Wave synchronous high speed camera)

Wave-synchronous high speed camera. It was released in 2008 as an all-in-one operation verification and analysis tool.

  • PLEXLOGGER
  • PLEXLOGGER Thermo

PLEXTALK Link pocket

A talking book player for the visually impaired that is more compact and easier to carry.

  • PLEXTALK
    Link Pocket