About Us

The story of Shinano Kenshi began in 1918, when Yukinori Kaneko established Shinano Spun Silk Spinning Co. Ltd. At the time, industrialized silk production was considered a high-tech industry. Over the years, the company added additional services and explored other industrial markets to keep pace with a changing world.

In 1962, the company established an Electrical Department primarily for the manufacturer of small precision motors. In the early 1970’s, they introduced fan motors for air conditioning machines, gear motors for copying machines, and produced electronic equipment. In 1973, the company changed its name to Shinano Kenshi, Co., Ltd. to reflect a more diverse product offering and marked the ongoing evolution of the company’s expansion and globalization.

Today Shinano Kenshi products include precision electric motors, industrial system equipment, and life assistive technologies. Offices and manufacturing centers are located in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Belgium, and Thailand.

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Shinano Kenshi Corporation

Shinano Kenshi Corporation is the North American subsidiary of Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd. Shinano Kenshi Corporation is an industry leader for precision motors. Specialization includes stepper motors, DC brushless, servo motors, and customized motor assemblies. SKC develops more custom assemblies than any competitor within North America.

Our factories develop and manufacture about 2.5 million brushless DC motors and over 2 million stepper motors every month. SKC motors are used by major manufacturers around the globe and can be found in automobiles, medical devices, security surveillance, digital office equipment, PC peripherals, telecommunications, robotics, factory automation, gaming devices, bar code printing technologies, and more.

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SKC Systems Solutions

SKC Systems Solutions supports its customers through the entire product life cycle — concept, design, value engineering, production, test, and logistics. SKC has created a remarkable infrastructure, fine-tuned to coordinate the various resources globally and cross-divisionally to help bring our expertise and capability full force to our customers.

SKC Systems Solutions provides collaborative engineering design support, tooling design, process assembly flows and even testing equipment. We routinely provide component integration including gears, pulleys, brackets, worm gears, custom wire harnesses, custom integrated connectors, special brackets, injection molded parts, blowers, lead screws, surface mount, and gear boxes. We also provide technology integration including motors, driver and control technologies, printing technology, and high-tech PC drives. We provide all the knowledge, coordination, and skills necessary to create a complete systems solution.

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In 1994, Shinano Kenshi engineers began exploring ways to combine their CD drive technology with speech compression and file management systems to develop a digital talking book (DTB) player for the visually impaired. By the next year, Shinano Kenshi took a leading role in the Digital Accessible Information System Consortium (DAISY) to establish a global standard for digital books. In May 1998, the first commercial CD-based DAISY talking book player, the TK-300, was launched and Shinano soon propelled itself to the forefront of the assistive technology industry. PLEXTALK products were born and continued to grow ever since.

Today, Shinano Kenshi remains committed to DAISY and its related technologies. The company continues to design and develop advanced players, delivery devices, and support mechanisms in response to the changing and growing needs of the visually impaired around the world.

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PlexLogger is a high-speed visual data logging system that combines a camera, data logging software, and a monitor in one convenient portable package. It provides synchronous recording and playback of high-speed video images for a variety of on-site analysis. PlexLogger is capable of synchronously recording events that are invisible to the naked eye as occurs in product development environments and production sites. PlexLogger allows you to see momentary events in slow motion and more, captures both high-speed video images and data waveforms concurrently. It is ideal for use in various fields such as automotive, precision machinery, high speed manufacturing, product R&D and development and during academic research.

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