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Whatever Happened to the Pacific Scientific Brand?

27 Aug 2013
Josh Inman

All those permanent magnet DC motors, synchronous motors, servo motors, servo drives, stepper drives, oh yeah, and remember the great stepper motors they offered? The one stepper motor was a weird shape. It was octagonal where others are square or round. Hard to forget that one!


 Pacific Scientific Brand


Good news! Kollmorgen recognized the great products Pacific Scientific offered and acquired them 15+ years ago. Up until November 2011 Kollmorgen maintained the Pacific Scientific branding and even after the acquisition, developed a few products that were branded Pacific Scientific. In November 2011 Kollmorgen announced that Danaher Corporation divested from the Pacific Scientific Aerospace business, which operated as a totally separate business from the Kollmorgen business. Included was the sale of the Pacific Scientific brand name and logo. As a result Kollmorgen removed all the Pacific Scientific branding and replaced it with Kollmorgen branding.

The following motor and drive families, formerly branded Pacific Scientific, are still available but are now branded Kollmorgen:

POWERPAC® and POWERMAX II® stepper motors
PMDC motors
Regal and Sentry servo motors
62xx and 64xx stepper drives
• SC7xx, SC9xx, and PC8xx servo drives

Stay tuned for other “Whatever Happened To…” brand posts! Hey! We’re just trying to make sure you still know where to find the brands you love!

About the Author

Josh Inman

Josh Inman - Author
Josh currently holds the position of Business Unit Manager, Kollmorgen Industrial Automation Americas. Josh joined Kollmorgen in June 2004 and has held a variety of positions in the operations and commercial sides of the Industrial Automation and Engineered Solutions businesses. In addition to his current role, these roles include quality engineer, purchasing engineer, area manager, product line specialist and product line manager. Josh received his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Business Management from North Carolina State University and his MBA from Wake Forest University. When not working Josh enjoys fishing, sports and spending time at the beach with his wife and two daughters. You can reach him at [email protected]

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