Zikodrive Motor Controllers - stepper motor drivers, brushless ESCs, bldc motor drivers, stepper motor controllers
Zikodrive Motor Controllers - stepper motor drivers, brushless ESCs, bldc motor drivers, stepper motor controllers

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Zikodrive offer custom and bespoke brushless motor controller design - fast prototypes

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Bespoke Brushless Motor Controller ApplicationsFind out more about bespoke brushless motor controllers


If we do not have the brushless motor controller that you need then we can design it for you as a bespoke design project. This process involves designing the circuit, schematic and ultimately the board from first principles - delivering the exact brushless motor controller that you require.

The simplest and quickest route to a bespoke motor controller could be customising an existing brushless motor controller.

However, if this is not possible we also offer a complete design service for new brushless motor controllers. We will work closely with you to develop a specification, highlighting development costs and prices for the completed brushless motor controller.

Once we have the go ahead we will then design the schematic, the board itself and then programme and test it before delivery.


Don’t forget that one of the quickest ways in which to deliver customised brushless motor controllers is through a quick modification to an existing driver.

We regularly carry out simple modifications including different types of connectors, additional power, added onboard hardware (such as pots for quick parameter changes) and more.

To browse our stock range of brushless motor controllers you can CLICK HERE.

To discuss your project with an engineer please call 0333 123 7130 and select the technical option from the menu.

This will put you directly through to our engineering team who will be more than happy to discuss your project.

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Faster than you might expect…

We design, programme and sell brushless motor controllers every single day which means we know quite a lot about them and how best to design and manufacture them.

As a result of our design work on the Zikodrive range and also our history of working on design projects we have considerable experience in designing successful brushless motor controllers as well as a large reserve of intellectual property which we can call on.

This can significantly reduce the lead times for new projects.

Bespoke Brushless Motor controllers designed, programmed and delivered to your door.

We offer a comprehensive brushless motor controller design service.

This means we don’t just do the design work but if required we will visit you on site to help setup and test your controller in situ. We will also take care of all manufacturing and delivery of the controller once design work has been completed.

This takes all of the hassle out of the project and leaves you with the controller you need, delivered to your door and ready to go.

It could not be simpler.

How does the process work?

First of all we need to get a basic specification together which everyone can agree on. Once we have this we will work through it and identify any issues which need discussion. We will then get in touch to run through this and develop a formal specification. If needs be we can come in and see you to ensure we are all 100% happy with the specification.

Following agreement on the formal specification we will then put together pricing and timescales for both the development work and the delivery of batches.

Assuming you are happy with the quoted prices we can then move ahead and begin development work on the project. If you are not happy with the pricing or timescales we can usually work on these but short timescales invariably cost more due to the additional costs incurred.

Once all commercial terms have been agreed we will begin development on your bespoke brushless motor controller.

As soon as we have a prototype which is ready we will either deliver it in person or send it out to you via insured courier.

Any issues that are discovered can then be resolved and extended testing carried out. As soon as you are 100% happy with the brushless motor controller we will then assign a formal part number for the board and its programme enabling fast repeat ordering as required.  

How much does it cost?

The cost of a bespoke brushless motor controller  really does depend on the complexity of the project. For basic modifications to an existing ZDBL Series Brushless Motor Controller prices can be as low as £1000. For a brand new design prices typically start at around the £4000 mark.

If you have a brushless motor controller which you are thinking of developing as a bespoke design project it is always best to talk to one of our engineers first. Once we understand the basic requirements of the project, we can usually give you an approximate figure quite quickly.

As with all Zikodrive Motor Controllers, your bespoke or customised brushless motor controller will be designed, developed and manufactured in the UK.

By doing this we are able to ensure the highest possible quality of controller and reliable, long lasting performance.

UK Manufacturing improves quality and reduces lead times

We are committed to and proud of the fact that we deliver high quality controllers. It is a part of what we believe in as a company.

However, a further advantage of having operations based in the UK is that it enables us to significantly reduce lead times both for prototype bespoke brushless motor controllers and for production versions.

How do I find out more?

To find out more you can start by looking at our STOCK RANGE OF BRUSHLESS MOTOR CONTROLLERs.

Alternatively you can explore some of our CASE STUDIES.

You can also CLICK HERE to explore typical BRUSHLESS APPLICATIONS.

If you have a project that you would like to discuss with one of our engineers please CONTACT US TODAY to discuss.


Approximately 70% of the design work that we carry out is protected by Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).

If you have a project which you would like to move ahead with but would require us to sign an NDA before discussing we are more than happy to do so.

Simply visit our CONTACT PAGE and send an email request to our main enquiries email and we will get this signed and back to you.

If you have a good time to then discuss your project please let us know and we will do our best to call back.

Alternatively if you would like a formal meeting please advise on a few good dates and times and we will arrange for a sales engineer to come and visit you.


The perfect brushless motor controller for your application or project…

Bespoke brushless motor controllers can be designed to deliver the exact performance that you require, whether that’s the ability to drive a higher powered motor than the stock range or a specific form of communication.

We can design and build your controller to any constraints. Just let us know and we will do the rest.

Bespoke controllers deliver cost savings at higher volumes

One of the things that many people often overlook is that there can be significant cost savings with a bespoke brushless motor controller for higher volume projects.

We only include the features you need so you never pay for more than is strictly necessary, thereby reducing cost.

We will always be transparent with pricing so if you need controllers designed ‘to a price’ we can help.


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The ZDBL Series of Brushless Motor Controllers can be quickly modfied for a range of applications


The lowest cost route…

If your brushless motor controller does not require major power then it is possible for it to be designed and built as a component without any additional testing. Because all of our controllers are designed and made in the UK we know that all of the components meet guidelines such as RoHS and WEEE. It is therefore often the simplest route to get the final product CE marked rather than adding additional cost at the design stage.

What if I need CE marking or additional Safety Certification?

If you need any specific safety certifications such as CE marking or similar please do let us know at the outset of the project.

This is because ensuring we meet specific targets is best incorporated at the design stage where we can ensure direct compliance as required by your project.

In addition, if you know that your brushless motor controller is likely to be used in an electrically noisy environment then please do let us know as this can have a significant impact on controller performance if the controller has not been properly protected. Again, all of these issues can be quickly solved at the design stage but making changes later on can be a real nightmare.

Can you add casings to your range of motor controllers

Absolutely yes. Depending on what you are looking for, we can supply our motor controllers either boxed up in standard off the shelf product boxes or alternatively, for something more bespoke we can work with one of our mechanical or product design partners to deliver a bespoke casing.

As with CE Marking, if you do have any specific requirements at this stage it would obviously be better to let us know at the outset.

Ok, I think I understand, what should I do next?

You can explore more case studies or more specific bespoke design information by choosing from the links below.

Alternatively, if you have a project which you would like to discuss with us please CLICK HERE to contact us and our engineers will be delighted to hear from you.

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There are a huge range of applications which can be effectively dealt with using the ZBDL Series of sensorless brushless motor controllers.

Why not explore some of our stock range and if you have a particular application that you would like to discuss please get in touch and our engineers would be more than happy to discuss with you.

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