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Happy Mother's Day to all the IDEAL mothers out there! Thank you for all of your hard work in juggling everything you possibly can on a daily basis, all while providing unconditional love and inspiring us to always do our best. It does not go unnoticed! We appreciate you today and every day. THANK YOU! Learn more about our IDEAL ELECTRIC: #IDEALELECTRIC #electricmotors #generators #synchronous #repairs #parts #service #GENUINEIDEAL #buyamerican #americanmade #mothersday #mothers #motherfigures #maternal #grandmothers #stepmoms #dogmoms #mentors


Good things DO come in threes, just like these three stators being machined at our Mansfield #OhioWorks! Completely fabricated in-house, they are fit/form 700 HP, 2300 V, 6-Pole drop-in replacement vertical induction motors. Over 37 years, they have been subjected to extreme condensation causing rust to build up. While the motors are still operable and running great, both the customer and IDEAL's engineers felt it was prudent to proactively replace the units on schedule, rather than in a panic. #IDEAL is committed to protecting your investment. We have the capability to repair or upgrade any machine, which, along with our massive testing facility, guarantees that you can get up and running faster and more efficiently. No one builds them like they used to... except IDEAL! Contact an IDEAL associate today and ask about our repair and re-manufacturing services at #IDEALELECTRIC #electricmotors #inductionmotors #generators #synchronous #repairs #parts #service #GENUINEIDEAL #buyamerican #americanmade #stators


Happy Earth Day from IDEAL ELECTRIC as we power this one world together, conscious of our responsibility to make the world a greener place for generations to come! #IDEAL is doing just that through our commitment to building robust, highly efficient electric machinery, contributing to #decarbonization efforts, and promoting the use of #renewable and #sustainable energy. We strive to continuously find areas for improvement and urge the rest of the world to do the same on this #EarthDay 2022. Learn more at #IDEALELECTRIC #electricmotors #generators #motorgeneratorsets #synchronous #condensers #repairs #parts #service #GENUINEIDEAL #buyamerican #americanmade #Earthday #decarbonization #hydro


Do you have unsatisfactory sonic emissions? Are you in need of modern #soundproofing for your legacy high-power, electric machinery? Yes, #IDEAL does that too! This motor was shipped to us for refurbishment with a primary complaint about how loud it had become. After a complete inspection, our team discovered that the soundproofing insulation had deteriorated and would benefit from new, modern materials. Our IDEAL engineers developed a new soundproofing scheme which has been securely layered and applied within the top cover. Upon completing the remaining refurbishment items, this motor was placed on our test floor this week, validating the new soundproofing design is a success, exceeding our customer's expectations. Silence is not only #golden, it's IDEAL! Learn more about all the preventative maintenance and modernization services IDEAL can assist you with today! #IDEALELECTRIC #electricmotors #generators #motorgeneratorsets #synchronous #condensers #repairs #parts #service #GENUINEIDEAL #buyamerican #americanmade #soundproof #silenceisgolden #shhhhhh


#Spring has sprung at our Mansfield #OhioWorks and nothing sings spring turnarounds more than the hustle and bustle on the factory floor. Need a hand with a Spring project that requires a quick turn? #IDEAL can help! We assist OEMs, service crews, EASA repair shops, and end-users alike with our huge capabilities and complete portfolio of products and services. We pride ourselves on providing reliable, world-class customer service promptly. Unlike others, IDEAL is not a machine… we just build them! Call us today to get your Spring project on the books #IDEALELECTRIC #electricmotors #generators #motorgeneratorsets #synchronous #condensers #repairs #parts #service #GENUINEIDEAL #buyamerican #americanmade #springvibes #springinohio #turnarounds


Today kicks off America's largest maritime expo, Sea-Air-Space Conference & Exposition in National Harbor, MD through April 6th. In and around the booth will be Vice President Nic Phillips and Marketing & Communications Associate Abby Volk! Make an appointment or walk by and see us at booth #2005 to learn how we support the #defense industry as the only 100% American owned, vertically integrated manufacturer of high-horsepower, specialty electric machinery to 50 MVA! Visit our website: #SAS2022 #seaairspace2022 #IDEALELECTRIC #generators #electricmotors #gasturbines #condensers #repairs #parts #service #genuineideal #buyamerican #ohioworks #madeinamerica #navy


We are proud of our long history of serving the U.S. #defense industry. With America's largest maritime expo, Sea-Air-Space Conference & Exposition in National Harbor, MD next week, we are taking a moment to share a part of our #IDEAL history, recognized for providing world-class, high-power electric machinery to the U.S. Navy. Taken from the plaque which displays with this picture at our Mansfield Ohio Works plant, the story includes recognition from Vice Admiral Edward Lull "Ned" Cochrane who served as Chief of the Bureau of Ships during World War II, directly responsible for the #Navy's massive shipbuilding and maintenance program from November 1942 until November 1946. "Motor generators of your manufacture provided power for anti-aircraft guns aboard the U.S.S. Minneapolis and U.S.S. New Orleans when they engaged the enemy in the Tassafaronga Battle. Nine Japanese vessels were sunk. Although severely damaged, our two cruisers returned to ports where they have been fully repaired. Your January production increase of fifty percent is additional assurance that units of the fleet will have your generators when needed. The bureau of ships commends you for your delivery record of components vital to our naval forces. -E.L. Cochrane, Rear Admiral, USN Chief of the Bureau of Ships 2/22/44" "Back to the battle line after completion of a spectacular repair job, the gallant cruiser MINNEAPOLIS has enacted a heroic role in the U.S. Navy's offensive against Japanese bases in the Pacific. Severely damaged in the Battle of Tassafaronga Nov. 30, 1942, after she sunk or helped to sink nine Japanese warships, she limped into Tulagi Harbor for emergency repairs before proceeding to Pearl Harbor and thence to Mare Island Navy Yard at San Francisco. The gun turrets of this sea fighter, like hundreds of other surface craft, are powered with motor-generator sets manufactured by The Ideal Electric & Manufacturing Company." #BuyAmerican #IDEALELECTRIC #SAS2022 #electricmotors #generators #motorgeneratorsets #synchronous #condensers #repairs #service #GENUINEIDEAL #USSMINNEAPOLIS #USSNEWORLEANS #ww2 #americanmade


Today kicks off the Gas Compressor Association Expo and Conference in Galveston, TX where #IDEALELECTRIC is exhibiting through tomorrow, March 31st. Click the following link to make an appointment to speak to one of our team or drop by booth #301 for some Genuine #IDEAL conversation with our compressor #electric motor experts as to how we can support you in the #gas #compression industry! Visit our website: #IDEALELECTRIC #generators #electricmotors #gasturbines #condensers #repairs #parts #service #genuineideal #buyamerican #GCA #ohioworks #gascompressorassociation #compressors #centrifugalcompressors #reciprocatingcompressors #oilandgas #Galveston #moodygardens


On our factory floor today is an example of #IDEAL innovation in the form of a new design, super compact Synchronous Condenser (syncon) for a leading-edge application. Our customer came to us as others dismissed their idea of making a #syncon to their unique specification. Being IDEAL, of course, we said yes and this super-special, low-power, low-voltage model designed right in the U.S.A., will be completed, tested, and shipped in a few weeks. Syncons are rotating machines designed to replicate the operation of carbon-powered generators by providing an alternative source of spinning inertia. They are a robust solution to address challenges posed by integrating non-linear power conversion technologies that do not supply the inertia grid operators rely on to maintain voltage and frequency stability and increased short-circuit capability required for electric grid resiliency. IDEAL Synchronous Condensers set the benchmark for rotating power support and are found all over the world. With capabilities to 50 MVA, low-to-high voltage, and our appetite for bespoke solutions, IDEAL should be your synchronous condensing go-to! Learn more about IDEAL Syncons #IDEALELECTRIC #electricmotors #generators #synchronous #condensers #repairs #service #GENUINEIDEAL #inertia #voltage #flywheel #powerquality #gridresiliency #powertransmission #switchgear #frequency #americanmade #buyamerican


#GCA22 will be here NEXT WEEK. The 27th Annual Gas Compressor Association (GCA) Expo and Conference returns to Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX on March 29th-April 1st. In and around the booth will be Vice President of Sales Stephen Waite and Houston Sales Team Member Roger Case! Make an appointment or come see us at booth #301 to learn how we support the #gas #compression industry as the only 100% American-owned, vertically integrated manufacturer of high-power, specialty electric compression motors! Register to attend the GCA today: Visit our website: #IDEALELECTRIC #generators #electricmotors #gasturbines #condensers #repairs #parts #service #genuineideal #buyamerican #ohioworks #GCA #gascompressorassociation #compressors #centrifugalcompressors #reciprocatingcompressors #oilandgas #Galveston #moodygardens #electrification

Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo North America 2022

Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo North America 2022

The Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo North America Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Houston, Texas, November 2 & 3, 2022, is dedicated to showcasing the very latest and next-generation electric and hybrid marine propulsion technologies and port infrastructure solutions. With exhibits and conference speakers from all over the world, the event is exclusively for shipowners, shipyards, operators, fleet managers and port authorities interested in exploring the next generation of marine propulsion and port infrastructure.

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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.

Diesel Rotary UPS (DRUPS)


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.


Our expert IDEAL Electric Associates are here to support you in our Mansfield, Ohio, Houston, Texas 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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