Power Systems
& Controls
since 1903

Building your american ideal

Acquisition of Large Application Motor and Generator IP including that of  Beloit Power Systems (BPS), Colt Industries & Fairbanks Morse Synchronous and Induction Motors Continues Our Investment in America’s Manufacturing Base


We are Teaming up with Fairbanks Morse Defense as our exclusive naval Field Service Provider globally

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About Us

the only 100% American owned full-line manufacturer of specialty, high-power rotating electric machinery to 50 MVA


Whether you want to build a new generator, upgrade your existing motors, or replace an Eddy Current Drive, let's work together to make it Ideal.


Protect Your Investment
Always Insist on Genuine IDEAL Parts

At IDEAL Electric, we ensure that every component built at our Ohio Works meets our high standards and exceeds your expectations.


No one knows IDEAL machines better than us. Ideal service means never compromising on your needs. We're always here for our customers.


IDEAL can build rotating machines to 50,000 HP. Our Ohio Works Test Floor is capable of the rigorous testing that customers require.


IDEAL always keeps an inventory of well-maintained products on standby for customers who need something at a moment's notice.

Ready-To-Ship Inventory

Need a replacement machine as soon as possible? IDEAL ELECTRIC keeps an inventory of high-quality, well-maintained machines for when you need something now. These machines are built to IDEAL OEM standards, are consistently maintained by our IDEAL team to be in peak performance condition, and they're ready to be shipped directly to you at a moment's notice. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact our sales team to discuss how we can meet your needs quickly.

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protect your investment and ensure IDEAL quality ALWAYS insist on Genuine IDEAL REPAIR, Service & Parts

Since 1903, IDEAL Electric Company has had an unyielding commitment to quality, reflected in every component we supply and proven by thousands of Ideal machines used in every application around the world.

Now under independent ownership, IDEAL Electric stands more committed than ever to protecting your investment. Genuine IDEAL Repair, Service & Parts, along with our massive production and test facilities, guarantee high-quality new and re-manufactured parts tailored to your machine’s original or upgraded specification, all backed by our certified field service technicians’ generations of experience.

All of the original designs, drawings, and specifications; the tools, dies, molds, and jigs are preserved and our master Ideal Associates are fielding your requests and fulfilling your orders day and night from our facilities in Mansfield, Ohio and Houston, Texas.

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Building Your IDEAL World

Over the past century, IDEAL has grown into an international name synonymous with quality. From humble Ohio roots, we now serve clients in over 100 countries worldwide. GENUINE IDEAL parts, services, and products are found all over the globe, in every hemisphere, and on every continent – we’re proud to live in an IDEAL world.

Countries Served

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No one knows your equipment better than the people who originally manufactured it. IDEAL supports new and legacy products like no other can with all the original, designs, test, and qualification data on hand. Our first-hand product knowledge, responsiveness, and peerless capabilities allow us to deliver solutions extending beyond even our original equipment.

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IDEAL ELECTRIC is a proven supplier of bespoke electric motor and generator technology in the electrification of hydraulic fracturing fleets. Electric Frac, or “eFrac”, replaces conventional diesel engines and transmissions with electric motors for the drive of high-pressure, high-volume reciprocating pumps.

Aftermarket Service Department

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Product Types

  • Synchronous
  • Induction
  • Permanent Magnet
  • Wound Rotor
  • Switch Reluctance
  • PAM
  • Two-Speed
  • DC
  • Synchronous
  • Induction
  • Permanent Magnet
  • Wound Rotor
  • Switched Reluctance
  • Fixed & Variable Speed
  • For Gas & Steam Turbines, Enginers, Hydro, Wind & Geothermal

New Synchonous Condensers and conversions/upgrades of existing synchronous machines to condenser duty to +/- 30 MVAr with or without flywheel inertia.


Custom low and medium-voltage switchgear to customer specification


Excitation and Synchronization Control Systems for IDEAL and other's machines.

Motor-Generator Sets

Custom Motor-Generator Sets for voltage and/or frequency conversion, true electrical isolation of the load from the supply and ride-thru capabilities for ultimate power quality.

M-G Sets can be common shaft, direct coupled or belt driven to Customer specification.

Sizes from a few kilowatts to multi-megawatt, low to high voltages and frequencies well above 400 HZ.

Eddy Current Drives

A mechanical alternative to a solid-state variable frequency drive (VFD), IDEAL Eddy-Current electromagnetic machines provide an elegant, well proven solution to variable-speed applications.  

Genuine Ideal Parts

Protect your investment; always insist on Genuine Ideal Parts - direct from the OEM to your machine using the original drawings, specifications and backed by IDEAL.

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Repair & Re-Manufacturing

No one knows your equipment better than the people who originally manufactured it. IDEAL supports new and legacy products like no other can with all the original designs, test and qualification data on hand. Our first-hand product knowledge, responsiveness, and peerless capabilities allow us to deliver solutions extending beyond even our original equipment.

Field Service

IDEAL Field Service Technicians travel the world serving customers with expert knowledge only the origianal equipment manufacturer has.

Legacy Machine Upgrades
Factory Testing
Machining & Fabrication


  • Up to 40,000 KW/ 50,000 HP
  • Horizontal & Vertical
  • Slow, Medium, & High Speeds
  • Up to 40,000 KW/ 50,000 HP
  • Horizontal & Vertical
  • Slow, Medium, & High Speeds
Permanent Magnet
  • Low & High Speed
  • Multi-Megawatt References
  • Captive surface & embedded designs
Switched Reluctance
  • Over 1,000 HP builds possible
Wound rotor
Salient Pole
Cylindrical Rotor
Pole Amplitude Modulated
Direct Current
Lightweight Materials
Advanced Thermal Management


Up to 40,000 kW

IDEAL's Mansfield, Ohio facility has the capability to build machines to the 40-megawatt (50,000 HP) power range depending on the rotational speed. The largest machine to ship from the factory to date is 265,000 lbs.

Voltages to 15kv

IDEAL pioneered high voltage insulation systems and that legacy is continued today, backed by thousands of low and medium voltage machines, many in corrosive environments.

IDEAL's Mansfield, Ohio facility has a very unique 14' (4.27m) VPI system - one of the largest throughout the Americas.

2 to over 160 Poles

IDEAL builds super-slow to high-speed machines with 2 to more than 160 Poles.

High Speed

While IDEAL is most known for our multi-pole, slow speed machines and benchmark setting 4-pole machines, our latest Permanent Magnet and Ultra-Performance Induction technology has found application in high-speed machines from 4,000-28,000 RPM. 

Fixed & Variable Speed

Our motors and generators are designed for both fixed and variable-speed applications. In fixed speed, we support all starting methods, and in variable-speed, motors are designed for all variable-speed drive types and technologies.

Variable-speed generators are designed for matched systems to specific applications in renewables; wind and hydro-power, hybrid marine and land power, defense and other speciality applications.

Any Enclosure Type

IDEAL offers all enclosure types:

  • CACA
  • CACW
  • DIDO
  • DPG
  • DPG-FV
  • HERM
  • IP23
  • IP24
  • IP44
  • IP54
  • IP55
  • IPW24
  • ODP
  • TEAW
  • TEFC
  • TEFV
  • TEPV
  • TEWC
  • WP I
  • WP II
Hermetic Motors

In the 1940's IDEAL became a pioneering maker of hermetic motors. In the 1960's the 2,000 HP barrier was broken for refrigeration compressors. Carrier Corporation acquired IDEAL in the 1970's and subsequently became part of United Technologies Corporation (UTX). UTX divested the company in the 1980's, yet IDEAL remained a leading supplier of high-horsepower, medium and high-voltage hermetic motors with marquee installations across the world and on the oceans, including air conditioning the Queen Mary II.

All Cooling Methods

IDEAL offers all typical air and liquid cooling methods as well as specialty, exotic and otherwise challenging cooling solutions. 

Severe Duty

While all IDEAL machines are built to outperform, some applications and environments require special considerations for severe duty. The more demanding the application, the more IDEAL we become backed by thousands of references.

Nema & IEC Standard

IDEAL builds to NEMA or IEC standards.

Hazardous Environments

IDEAL machines are operating in every hazardous environment.

ATEX, Ex, ExN, Class 1 Division 2, H2S

Brushed & Brushless Excitation

A hallmark of The Ideal Electric and Manufacturing Company was pioneering the move to brushless excitation technology in the 1950's. Today we uniquely offer both brushed and brushless solutions.

Synchronizing Systems

IDEAL offers both its thoroughly modern Digital Synchronizing System (DSS) in addition to legacy synchronizing solutions.


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Celebrating 119 Year of IDEAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Born in 1903 from the Card Electric Company, we started in a small converted carriage shop, building motors for streetcars and elevators. Now, 120 years later in 2023, we're proud to be the last of our kind, a 100% American-owned, vertically integrated manufacturer celebrating a legacy of innovation and growth. Join us as we commemorate our journey and continue shaping the future of the electrical industry. Welcome to our story.

Contact US

Our expert IDEAL ELECTRIC Associates are here to support you in our Ohio, Houston, and our European bases. Give us a call or e-mail us today!


New & Replacement Machine Sales
+1 (419) 520-3330

Switchgear & Controls
+1 (419) 520-3255

Parts Department
+1 (419) 520-3225

Field Service Repairs /
Remanufacturing & Technical Questions
+1 (419) 520-3245

24 Hour Emergency Hotline
+1 (888) 915-2624


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