From Post-War DIY machine to a next generation market leader
Shopsmith’s Multipurpose Woodworking machine is a storybook example for an application that, while very successful for decades, became a victim of progress and market development towards the end of the 20th century. Shopsmith knew that the best way to stay competitive, was to re-vamp their multi-purpose woodworking machine by making it more practical, efficient and powerful! With the addition of Striatech’s Intuitive Systems the Power-Pro line was born and this clever machine combo experienced a true Renaissance.
CAN THIS BE A HIT FOR YOU?
How Was This A Success for shopsmith?
- A complete reimagination of Shopsmith’s dynamic 7-in-1 woodworking station, allowing the company to maintain and grow its customer base.
- Users enjoy a seamless experience with no belt changes, with simple transitions from one tool to the next.
- The final product allows the user to do more; from drilling through wood and metal, resawing thick stock, routing and shaping without feathering and splintering, and jointing/planing operations at unprecedented speeds.
- Striatech provides extensive customization options for Shopsmith, and the teams work dynamically continuously develop new and improved features.
WHERE CAN YOU USE OUR EXPERTISE?
Where Is The Striatech Intuitive Motor Suitable?
Striatech’s smart technology powered by a micro-computer had already driven the transformation of other power tools, namely lathes, drill presses, and bandsaws turning them into market disruptors in the fields of wood and metal working.
We are constantly researching, testing, and putting pilot programs in place.
Why work with us?
Mainly, because we know exactly how!
A Simple EquationReliable, Well-Made Switched Reluctance Motors
Intelligent Motor Controller=Striatech Intuitive Sysytem
We could toot our own horn by mentioning our 20+ years of experience in the motor field.
We could pride ourselves in having perfected switched reluctance motors, a technology that for such a long time was met with market resistance because it could not be controlled.
We could brag with the 20k+ hours of research in the United States, New Zealand, former Soviet Union, and China. Or the significant number of motors sold in the last years.
We could simply share the percentage (0.001%) of motors failing inside the warranty period of 10 years (unheard of in the industry).
Yes, we could share all these success stories with you and rest our laurels, but we won’t leave it at that.
Because let’s be honest: We have made ALL the errors in the last 20 years and we learnt all the lessons.
If there is one thing we can guarantee, it’s that we have the expertise to build a motor for your specific application.
Every step along the way
Let's Walk You Through The Process
First, we’ll have a chat and see if we can really help. Then we’ll do our due diligence to let you know exactly how our motor systems can improve your applications and if we are a good fit.
In the next step, we’ll establish the protocol, costs, variables and processes.
And in no time, you will have a superior product to start crushing your competition and dominate the market.
As Shopsmith can prove it
… it is as simple as that!
1. Rapid Prototyping Process
We will customize your motor system to fit your application.
2. Testing & Improving
We will develop the required firmware to load your product with unique, next generation features. We will then work with you to test the prototype and make final adjustments.
We will work with your suppliers to bolt-on or integrate your new motor system into your application. Your new Intuitive Motor with possible quantities between 1,000 and 1 MM/annum is ready for production.
WHO ELSE IS DOING IT?
What About Our Partners?
We work with a broad array of stakeholders and partners. From Universities in the United States and New Zealand, via successful wood – and metalworking corporations in the US and Europe, to established market players in the areas of air -, product- and fluid handling, as well as a network of 200+ dealers in the US that sell products equipped with Striatech intuition.
We are here to stay. And we are building things to last. Here are just a few of the products we provided solutions for. You can check their specific case studies on our website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about the Striatech Intuitive Motor System
The Striatech Intuitive Motor System is a composition of a durable and reliable Switched Reluctance Motor that is controlled by a micro-computer, embedded in a control box using a digital display and soft control pad. Decades of research and innovation, as well as trial and error in a large variety of applications have helped optimize Striatech Systems to operate highly energy and cost efficient and adding value to any motor driven application in form of dramatically improved vibration free and quite operation as well as smart and safety features.
Here at Striatech, we pride ourselves in our wood- and metalworking roots. Originally the Striatech Intuitive System was designed to revamp Lathes within the renowned Teknatool Nova brand, introducing unmatched performance, precision, user-friendliness as well as numerous safety features to a very outdated technology. Over the years we started equipping other power tools like Drill Presses, Bandsaws, Routers, and Multipurpose machines with our intuitive systems, all the while being painfully aware of the fact that power tools are just a small fraction of the applications that our technology can improve. Since our beginnings we have integrated our systems into a variety of applications outside the tool business, namely in the areas of air handling, liquid pumping, winches, home appliances and product handling, growing into a innovative motor solutions provider.
No matter the application, our Striatech Systems are capable of driving down energy consumption and operating costs by up to 98% under no/light load and up to 50% under variable operating conditions, facilitating sustainable operations for our customers and adding the bonus of unseen smart and safety features depending on the application.
Our motors have no internal parts that make contact besides 2 bearings. There are no brushes or electrical connection to any moving parts, and no current flow to the rotor. This prevents the wear on the motor and results in a much longer lifespan. We are very confident in our motors as we have yet to replace one. Our Striatech motors have been in the field for 20+ years and we had virtually none of them fail.
We are therefore very confident that you will not have to replace your Striatech motor for at least a decade! A 10-Year Warranty is unheard of in the motor industry, as most induction motors have to be replaced within their first 5 years of operation.
We additionally offer a 2-year warranty on the electronics in the Controller.
Frequently Asked OEM Questions
Please fill in the Striatech OEM Customer Specification Sheet and our team will contact you within 3 – 5 business days.
Once your first production batches (which usually require a minimum quantity depending on the application and type of motor required) have been deemed satisfactory we can ramp up production effortlessly and supply up to 1 million motors per annum.
We can alter the spindle in diameter, length, and form. We can provide different base speeds and adjust the mounting to your application. We can also customize firmware to match your requirements and add features to your application. These are the simple customizations that we offer for bolt-on motor systems.
When it comes to motor integration our team of engineers can work with you to customize housing or the HMI. We offer different screen sizes and touch screen options.
There definitely is. Several of our partners have taken advantage of this option to add another quick and easy income stream. While we are currently working with other customers to offer this option, you can already find retrofit motors for applications from RIKON, Shopsmith, and NOVA.
This very much depends on your project. If you only require a firmware update with a standard motor the development time can be as short as a couple of weeks. If bigger customizations are required, the process can take up to a few months.
Depending on the application there are a lot of extra features that our intuitive Striatech systems would add.
The biggest and most essential benefit that the intuitive system will bring is large energy savings! The motor is also very quiet, so you can hear the work processes instead of loud motor noise, which helps with fault detection and makes it safer to use the application.
Striatech motor systems generally have more torque in smaller frames. Our motors are more durable, as we have no moving parts on the inside. This prevents wear and tear. We also use no rare earth magnets.
We are happy to go into more detail on what benefits Striatech Motor Systems will bring to your application if you fill in your specs in this motor datasheet.
Get A Quote and one of our engineers will get back to you within 48 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions on Website Orders
Direct motor sales are currently dispatched from our Florida warehouse and can be sent to anywhere in the continental United States. Potential OEM customers can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a motor sample based on their requirements and regardless of their location.
This very much depends on the application that you are planning on retrofitting our motor with. The general answer is that Striatech Systems can achieve energy savings up to 98% under no/light load and up to 50% under variable operating conditions.
You can find all relevant product information and product sheets in the respective product in shop. If you require any further information on one of our products, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team at email@example.com
When ordering your motor on our website please download the Mounting Templates in downloads/templates in this link: 1-75-hp-motor to determine whether you are in need of B14 or NEMA frame.
Each winding speed represents a different torque curve to better suite your application. We offer 3 standard ones for our 1250W motor. You can find this product information in the respective product section in shop
If you need a custom torque curve, please contact us with your requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEMA and IEC have industry standard for motor shafts and face mounting. Please see out PDF drawings or CAD models for more information. We can offer custom mounting solutions, please contact us with your requirements.
Our 750W and 1250W run at either 110VAC or 220VAC. You can simply change the voltage by changing the plug. There are no internal wiring changes required. Our 2200W motor is strictly 220VAC. Out controllers limit the current draw to 15A regardless of the voltage.
At this time, we don't recommend more than 2M distance. Customized motors can exceed this distance, however, for off the shelf sales we recommend to stay within the 2M.
At this stage, Striatech offers motors motors from 1 – 3 hp as off-the-shelf substitution motors.
For select OEM applications we have designed a fractional motor (60Hz) that we can further customize. We are very interested in working with an OEM to jointly develop a 10HP. If you have an application that would require a 10HP in higher quantities please do not hesitate to fill our customer specification sheet (Adrian insert link) and/or contact us directly at email@example.com
Market reaction and Success
- Big boost in power from 1hp to 1.75hp (120V) or which easily converts to a 2hp (220V). This gave at least twice the torque throughout the full speed range, enabling a big increase to depths of cut and feed rates, once exclusive to high-end commercial machines.
- A considerable increase in a smooth, electronic variable speed range from 250 RPM to 10,000 RPM, enabling a big increase in projects; from drilling huge holes and metal drilling, resawing thick stock – to rout and shape without feathering or splintering and jointing/planning operations at lightening speed.
- An extensive computer database of operations to help select, function, choice of bit or drill and diameter, material – as the PowerPro selects the ideal speed, eliminating any guesswork or problems.
- The high 10,000 RPM speed range opens up smooth, professional results like a commercial shaper, jointer or hand held router.
- Reverse to make very desirable bi-directional sanding possible.
Unbiased end-user Reviews
Our Production Capabilities
- Procedures and processes in place
- Quality Control by Striatech staff at all stages
- Striatech motors have a very low rate of failure (hence, we offer a 10-year warranty)
- Electronics are diligently tested at Florida headquarters
- Strong and lasting relationship with manufacturers
- No use of rare earth magnets
- Rapid ramp-up of quantities possible – from 100 units up to 1M units/year
- LTL shipments available
- Direct Shipments to your premises or manufacturer
Despite Supply Chain Issues caused by Covid-19, our Engineers have strived to improve access to scarce electronic parts and have found reliable solutions.
NEW REVENUE STREAMS
Retrofitting Opportunities- Motor Upgrades For Older Products
Customers who have customized and integrated a Striatech Motor System and created a novelty product, experienced such great success that it came as a natural decision to offer a retrofit upgrade option for older machines that have been released prior.
Shopsmith offers a smart motor upgrade for legacy products sold, before they re-vamped their machines into the PowerPro line. In a few easy steps owners of older Shopsmith multi-purpose woodworking machines have the option to retrofit their application.
How Can Partnering with Striatech Increase your Revenue?
These are a couple of paths to success, that our OEM customers chose:
1. Go-to-market with a new, innovative, upgraded product (repeatedly a game-changer).
2. Extend the warranty of your product’s motor to 10 years (2 years for the electronics) – more happy customers!
3. Offer a retrofit motor system for previously released products (RIKON offered an upgrade kit as a supplementary revenue stream).
4. Reduce your overall costs (including freight, cost of repairs, handling of returns, etc).
5. Improve your brand’s quality and public perception.
6. Possibility to enhance pricing and engage your upper cohort of customers.