The perfect motor controller for your application designed and made in the UK
Perfection achieved in one of four ways
OPTION 1 – Choose from our Stock Range of Stepper, Brushless DC and Brushed DC Motor Controllers
Our stock range of UK designed and manufactured motor controllers are available to buy online in a range of standard configurations. Whether it’s a basic stepper motor controller you need or the option to control via UART we have a range of options to get you started. If you can’t find what you need or aren’t sure on what’s best you can always give us a call and we’d be happy to help. Don’t forget we can optimise sensorless brushless motor controllers to your specific motor at no extra cost. Simply buy the controller you need, send us the motor and we’ll send you the fully optimised controller back (with your motor of course!) Find out more about optimised sensorless BLDC motor controllers here.
OPTION 2 – Custom Programmed Motor Controllers
Have a look at our stock range of motor controllers and then request a custom programme for them. Simply tell us the features you need using our easy online quote request form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. Your request could be as simple as a specific speed range or as complicated as you need it to be.
Have a look at our applications and case studies page if you’d like to see some typical examples.
OPTION 3 – Modified Hardware or Plugin Board
Request a quick modification to an existing design (for example to change the power output configuration) or add a plugin board to give you the features you need. Whether it’s a simple user interface board or a communications ‘translator’ board to enable interfacing with a range of protocols we can help.
Modified hardware can save time and money and get your project moving fast.
OPTION 4 – When everything else simply won’t do – a motor controller bespoke to you.
Quite literally, you tell us what you need and we will work with you to develop the specification before developing the required board. Our expert team will help you make the right choices, offering informed support and guidance all the way. Once the design is completed we can supply the boards pre-programmed and ready to go saving you time and hassle.
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How we work - some examples of how we deliver the exact motor controller you need
CUSTOM PROGRAMMED STOCK MOTOR CONTROLLERS
Example One – a customised speed range for a stepper motor controlled pump
A peristaltic pump manufacturer requires a stepper motor controller that can operate with a simple pot input or a 0-5V analogue signal input. There are a number of options on the market but they need to ensure that the speed range of the pot keeps the stepper motor between 10 and 150rpm.
This is possible using a range of ‘off the shelf’ products but fixing the speed range is either quite difficult or the controller quite expensive.
At Zikodrive the customer simply finds the stepper motor controller they need – requests a custom programme to set the speed range and inputs – and we then ship it out pre-programmed and ready to go.
MODIFIED STOCK MOTOR CONTROLLERS
Example Two – a simplified brushless motor controller to reduce cost
A customer requires 1000+ units/year of a small sensorless brushless motor controller – the ZDBL15 looks perfect but the price is slightly above what they need and tests show they don’t need all the current handling capacity of the ZDBL15.
In this example, we work with the customer to develop their specification. We then propose a modified version of the ZDBL15 which reduces the cost for the customer.
By working closely with the customer to understand their exact requirements we are able to produce a cost effective, reliable motor controller quickly and cost effectively at a price that works for them.
BESPOKE DESIGN MOTOR CONTROLLERS
Example Three – A complex data logging brushless DC and solenoid controller
In this example the customer requires a highly bespoke controller for a specific application. In an ideal situation it is also the case that the controller will be able to carry out other important tasks including directly controlling a solenoid and using safety features such as current monitoring and temperature monitoring to ensure safety and monitor performance.
As a result of our ongoing experience developing motor controllers we have a headstart in this development, getting the motor drive running quickly. We then work to an exacting customer specification to add the remaining features, ensuring long lasting reliable performance and control.
What our valued customers say about us
“Zikodrive were an excellent find, they are always willing to help & their products are extremely reliable. We use their stepper controller in lab equipment that ships globally.”
“We are a small SME company and it’s very rare to be treated with so much respect from a company who realises all customers have urgent needs even the small ones. Thanks again. Fantastic service”
“When customization means cost saving Zikodrive is your best partner.”