About Bluffton Motor Works

About Bluffton Motor Works

Our History

Bluffton Motor Works, formerly the Engineered Motor Products Division of Franklin Electric, has manufactured high quality fractional motors at its corporate headquarters in Bluffton, Indiana since 1944. Although the company has evolved over the years, our mission remains the same: Provide value to our customers through a relentless pursuit of perfection.

Bluffton Motor Works' vertically integrated, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, combined with its experienced and knowledgeable workforce allows us to produce the highest quality, most reliable motors available for our customers.

Integrating Lean Manufacturing practices with Six Sigma tools throughout our operations has allowed us to make great strides in eliminating waste and dramatically improving our manufacturing flow, resulting in 99.8% on time delivery. The engineering department at Bluffton Motor Works is focused on our customers. With over 100 years of design and application expertise, our engineers can solve just about any complex issue when it comes to motors. Whether developing the best design solution for a customer's product, troubleshooting current applications, or redesigning products to maximize value, our engineers will help you get the best possible results.

Our Products

Bluffton Motor Works can design and produce almost any type of fractional motor, gearmotor, or reducer you might need to power your products. Our electric motors range from 1/20 to 5 horsepower designs at the RPM you specify. We manufacture motors in 56, 48 or 36 frame ratings with open, enclosed or explosion proof enclosures and right angle and parallel shaft gearmotors.

All of our products are available in custom designs or special tolerances with additional features, such as electronic switching and controls, to fit your application best. Bluffton Motor Works also manufactures a superior line of washdown duty motors, including our patented HydroDuty line of stainless steel motors with encapsulated windings, and our HydroWash white epoxy washdown motors.

In 2012, Bluffton Motor Works expanded their product line to include right angle and inline parallel shaft gear reducers through the acquisition of Toledo Gearmotor.

Our Services

We provide a variety of services to customers during motor design, development, and the manufacturing process, including: engineered samples; design assistance to maximize value; performance testing; assistance in agency certifications; plant audits; and inventory management.

Our Customers

Our motors power a wide variety of products throughout the world: air handling fans and blowers; bottling production equipment; car washes; commercial ovens and dishwashers; compressors; conveyors; cranes and lifts; dental and medical devices; food processing equipment; fuel processing equipment; gate and door operators; grain handling and drying equipment; grinding machines; meat slicers; HVAC equipment; laundry packaging and material handling equipment; paint shakers and mixers; all types of pumps; and refrigeration equipment.


Why Bluffton Motor Works

Top quality, reliable products

Providing consistently top quality products begins with the best motor design for your application. Our engineers thoroughly review your application during the design phase of each project to determine the optimum solution. We don't design in a silo—we are in regular contact with our customers throughout the process. Our open and continual communication ensures a successful project.

We spend a significant amount of time at our customers' facilities to ensure that our product and their product are performing as well as expected. As your partner, we're as focused on your success as you are.

Delivered on time

When we agree on a production schedule, we meet it. We understand the critical nature of supply to our customers, and invest heavily in our facility to ensure 99.8% on time performance. On time delivery is simply what we do.

Priced right

Our pricing is always fair. We're in business to provide you value and to help you succeed.

Our assurance to You

High quality, reliable products delivered on time, when you need them, at competitive prices.



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